How can I stay informed about everything going on in the Harrison music program?
What is the Harrison Music Boosters and how do I get involved?
How do I join the Harrison Music Boosters?
Are there dues?
Do the Harrison Music Boosters sponsor “fundraisers”?
What is the difference between a “general fundraiser” and a “student fundraiser?”
When and where do the Boosters meet?
How can I get more information?
How can I help?
Where can I find maps and directions to band and show choir events?
How can I share my photos on the web site?
Where on the web site can I pay for trips and other band fees?
Where can I buy Spirit Wear?
How do I signup for Kroger Rewards?
I’ve heard that the calendar on our web site is “interactive.” What does that mean and how can it help me?
What does “PDF” or “PDF Format” mean?
What can I do if the text size on this web site is too small (or too large) for me?
A: There are two major ways to stay informed:
The primary way to stay informed is www.HarrisonMusicBoosters.com, which we half-jokingly refer to as “a music parent’s best friend.” The web site provides director announcements, schedules, fundraisers, band photos, etc. In the future, you will also be able to pay band fees and make trip payments using your credit card or PayPal account. If there is ever a question about a new event or change in schedule, it will be posted on the web site. As a music parent, please recognize that this is YOUR web site. If you are aware of any information that should be shared or if you see an error on the web site, contact info@HarrisonMusicBoosters.com.
The second way to stay up to date, of course, is to get active in the Music Boosters and attend our monthly meetings (the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Activity Center Wildcat Room. There are so many different talents needed in this organization, and so many ways – large and small – that you can contribute. Don’t be shy! Come and observe a couple of times, and before you know it, you’ll be full-fledged member of the family.
A: The Harrison Music Boosters is a booster organization established to provide physical and financial assistance for the music program and to promote community participation and awareness of the program. The members of the Harrison Music Boosters are the parents of band, color guard and choir students in grades 7 – 12. The Music Boosters provides financial help for the music program through fundraising, as well as lots of “arms and legs” to support band and choral activities.
The best way to get started is to attend our monthly meetings (the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Activity Center Wildcat Room.
A: Booster membership is $10 per family per year. Membership gives you the right to vote at meetings. Non-paid members are more than welcome to attend meetings and participate in all events. You can join at Join Music Boosters.
A: Yes. $10 per family per year.
A: Yes. Proceeds from fundraisers support some of the expenses of the Music Program. The primary source of funds comes from the sale of concessions at football games, hosting competitions and special events of the Marching Band & Color Guard and DYNAMIX. Funds are also obtained from Tag Day and the Oasis fundraiser as well as members’ continuous participation in the Kroger Rewards and AmazonSmile Programs.
A: The Harrison Music Boosters conducts a number of general fundraisers (such as Oasis, Concessions, Harrison July 4th and Kroger Rewards) that support the music program overall. We must raise approximately $75,000 a year to offset uniform, costume, instrument, equipment and other expenses. No school funds are used for camps, competitions or trips.
Student fundraisers are events where some or all of the funds raised are deposited directly into the student individual accounts. Some of these events are car washes, Tag Day, sponsorships and raffles.
A: Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Activity Center Wildcat Room. Booster meetings usually last 1 hour.
A: Please contact any Booster officer or Committee leader for more information. A list of booster officers / committee leaders can be found here.
A: The Boosters rely on parent / guardian volunteers to staff concessions, help with the fundraisers and fill vacancies for worker openings at events.
A: You can find the most complete information for any event by going to the Events page and clicking on the event name. This will provide you detail information about the event including a link to a Google map and directions. On Google Maps you can take advantage of a helpful feature by clicking on “Hybrid” in the upper right corner of the map. This will show you a satellite image of the location – that is particularly helpful if you’re trying to find a stadium layout or a parking lot.
A: The best way to share your photos is to email them to info@HarrisonMusicBoosters.com.
A: Fess cannot be paid online at this time.
A: Spirit Wear can be purchased through the Online Store.
A: Our calendar provides a variety of customizable features. For instance, you can take the following actions:
- View the calendar in several formats (month, day, week, list)
- Search for calendar events
- Click on an event to get detailed information about the event
A: Most of the forms and documents on this site is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This has become the industry standard for web site documents. Using Adobe Acrobat, it is possible to convert virtually any file format (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) to a PDF file. That way, any computer containing an Adobe Reader can access the PDF file, rather than having to be loaded with all the various other software products. PDF files can be read by Apple devices, as well as computers operating under Windows or other operating systems. The great thing is that an Adobe Reader can be downloaded to your computer for free! When you click on the Adobe Reader link below, you will need to know your computer’s operating system (Windows, Mac OS, etc.). You can then download the Adobe Reader setup file for your particular system. Once you have downloaded that file, just click on the file to execute the setup and follow any directions given by the setup program. After that, you should be able to view any of the PDF files on our web site. Get Adobe Reader.
A: Most browsers provide keyboard shortcuts like CTRL+ and CTRL- for zooming. You can also click CTRL (hold it down) and scroll the mouse wheel.