The “Band Together” project was established 4 years ago within the O’Fallon Panther Band Boosters. In evaluating our communication process of getting members more engagement in our activities and events, we designed a personal way to get information. Each of our musical/performance sections within our program has a parent led, very similar to a section leader. This parent is usually a parent of an upper classman who is very invested and positive about the program. This parent communicates to their section parents/grandparents about upcoming events, fundraisers, and specifics about things that pertain to that section.
There are so many ways nowadays to communicate through email and social media that we believe the personal connections with people is the true way to develop relationships (and band is all about relationships). Thus, Band Together provides a personal contact for parent/grandparents to reach out if they have questions or need additional guidance.
I am very thankful for the extra effort of all of the “Band Together” leads who disseminate informational messages weekly, spreading the word on all things O’Fallon Township High School Band. In addition, they share about all of the positive things happening in the program.
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