The Dripping Springs Band Booster (DSBB) organization is made of up parents and friends of the Dripping Springs middle school and high school band students. As a member of the DSBB, you are part of the award-winning Tiger Band program – which is the largest organization in both the middle school and the high school. Your family membership fee of $25 per year helps to defray the costs of keeping our highly successful band program competitive. The Band Boosters provide financial assistance at both the middle school and high school level, helping to defray the costs of key items such as instrument purchases, maintenance and repair, marching music and drill design, additional band technicians for marching, percussion and color guard assistance, props, uniform repairs and replacement, equipment trailers and transportation, a music library, and software for the Smart Music program as well as scholarships for private lessons and college. It’s not all about money, however; the boosters also provide physical and moral support to our bands by moving equipment, chaperoning trips, cheering from the stands and much more. Our band kids compete in what is quite possibly the toughest Area (4A, D) in the state for music, so it truly takes a village to be successful. Be sure to check out this website’s Volunteer section to learn more about all the ways you can help, whether your child is a sixth-grader or a senior.
But joining band boosters is not all about what you can do for the band – it’s also about what being a booster can do for you! As one long-time band parent puts it, “Band Boosters is where I go to find out what’s really happening in band from a parents’ point of view. I know I can ask ‘parent-to-parent’ questions such as ‘Does it matter if we don’t wear white t-shirts to practice’ or ‘my child doesn’t have time to do his homework – how does yours get it done’? Taking an active role as a band parent keeps me involved in my teenager’s life, and I’ve made some great friends along the way. The band kids are taught to ‘band together’, and the Band Boosters keeps the parents banding together as well.”
Band booster meetings are held monthly at 7:00pm during the school year in the high school band hall unless otherwise announced (Board meetings immediately precede the General Meetings at 6:30 pm). We endeavor to FINISH the meetings by 8:00 pm, and we encourage all booster members to attend! Check the calendar for the specific dates of the meetings, or download the 2015-16 Booster Meeting Schedule.
For more information or to become a band booster, please contact our VP of Membership.