TRUSSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS
What is the purpose of the TCS Band Foundation?
The Band Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides much of the labor that is needed to “get the show on the field”. We also help to provide for the organization’s financial needs by staffing concessions and other fundraising events throughout the year. The Band Foundation does not interfere with the band directors or the school administration in day to day activities.
The TCS Band Foundation is comprised of all parents of band members, including auxiliaries. Relatives and friends are welcome to participate in Band Foundation activities. The TCS Band Foundation is a great way to stay connected with your children!
How is the organization run?
The TCS Band Foundation is led by an elected slate of parents who compose the executive board. The executive board elects the officers (President, one or more Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer) that handle the day to day running of the Band Foundation. The executive board typically meets prior to the general meetings. Board meetings are open to any TCS Band Foundation member. A schedule of meetings will be posted on our website. TO STAY CONNECTED, ATTEND OUR MEETINGS!
Follow us on social media:
TCS Band Foundation on Facebook - Trussville City Schools Band Foundation
HTMS Band on Facebook - Hewitt Trussville Middle School Band
HTHS Band on Facebook - Hewitt-Trussville High School Husky Band
HTMS Band on Instagram - @hewittband
HTHS Band on Instagram - @hthsband
HTHS Auxiliaries on Instagram - @hewittauxiliary
Who benefits from the profits of fundraisers?
Your student and the band program benefit from fundraising opportunities. The Band Foundation does not get "a cut" of the profits.
Ongoing Fundraising Events
The Hewitt Stadium concessions and the Trussville Marching Invitational (“TMI”) which is also held at our stadium, provide over half of the Band’s financial support and are the areas where we have the greatest need for volunteers. Everyone is required to work the TMI (this year it will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9), including students.
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Individual Student Account Fundraising Credit
Certain fundraisers can qualify for individual student account credit that can be used toward the spring trip and certain band-related costs. These fundraising events vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the band directors. In the past, the Rockathon, Oak Mountain, Legion Field and others have qualified for individual account credit. The Band Foundation does not maintain or manage the monies that are earned from these fundraisers.
THESE CREDITS ARE MAINTAINED BY THE SCHOOL AND DO NOT CARRY OVER TO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.All funds earned are the property of the HT BAND PROGRAM and any funds not used at the end of the school year will be absorbed into the general band account.
Any individual fundraising account credit requests should be directed to Mr. Guzman.
VOLUNTEERS. How can I help?
HEWITT STADIUM CONCESSIONS - The TCS Band Foundation operates the concession stands at Hewitt Husky Stadium for every home football game, including middle school (Thursdays), 9th grade and JV (Mondays) and HTHS Varsity (Fridays), certain spring track events and the annual Trussville Marching Invitational on October 9.
We are currently looking to fill leadership roles on our concessions team. Please contact Jennifer Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
We schedule all volunteers through the SignUp Genius website. If you do not already have an account, please create one at signupgenius.com.
In addition to the Concessions events as mentioned above, here are some events we will need help with throughout the year. A signup request will be sent via email or posted on our Facebook page in advance of the event, asking for help:
Annual Registration/Fitting Event (July 24) (Time blocks will be by class, info to come closer to the event)
Band Camp Lunches (July 16 - 30 and August 2 - August 5)
Rockathon (August 6-7)
Concessions Clean-Up Day (TBD)
Miss Hewitt Husky Pageant (TBD)
Chaperoning away games and marching competitions (Jennifer Bender will post a sign-up genius when the school year begins)
Band Banquet (TBD)
A member from every student’s family (parent, or their designee) is required to work 3 fundraising events (high school and 2 fundraising events (middle school) per school year.
**If you have not worked or signed up to work these events, you will not be eligible to chaperone any band event or the spring trip**