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Build It: They Will Come

This is the last blog in the series “Breaking the Bundle! – A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization”

This is it—the plan to break the bundle that burdens your band director! Let your director get back to the work of teaching music to your students, rather than stressing about the management of details that someone without a music degree can complete.

Happy New Year!

For those of you who are a part of a parent booster organization, I know it is time to start thinking about recruiting new officers for next years board and not too far down the road, working on budgets. If you have been following the series of articles we have posted in recent months, Breaking the Bundle, we have now packaged an entire Team Notebook that will help your program get more organized. Download this resource today.

Don’t Reinvent – Keep Records!

A continuation in the series Breaking the Bundle! – A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization

Wasted hours…Oh, how I hate to think of the hours that are squandered by booster team coordinators and their team members as they assume their new post. Aspiring to surpass the success of the previous team, they often start by starting over.

As I looked back over the years watching newly formed teams, I saw teams who spent hours, literally days, in a needless, inefficient struggle to improve what already worked. In almost all cases, the team after expending hours of time and incessant energy would duplicate the basic method used by the previous team. After all of this effort, the team found themselves discouraged and fatigued because they developed a matching basic method that had been created by others before them….effort and time wasted that could have been spent in upgrading this basic pattern to more commendable goals.

It Takes All Kinds: A Music Booster Group’s Secret to Success

A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization.

Why do some teams (formerly called committees) have more success than others? Why do some teams with many creative people involved not get off the ground? Why do some teams with many superior workers not get off the ground? Why do some teams with many prospective leaders not get off the ground? What regulates the success of a team? A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization.

Committee vs Team

A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization

Order is the central premise of organizing the entire parents group. Once that basic board with its officers and members at large are decided upon, it is then time to organize the remaining parents into teams, or what used to be referred to as committees.

You might ask, why did you say teams and not committees?

Thank you for asking. I have an answer.