The Rouse High School Band resides in the Central Texas Hill Country and is one of six high schools in Leander ISD that has an approximate enrollment of 180 students that feed in from 2 middle school campuses. Our band proudly consists of musicians, percussionists, guard, and dance company members that demonstrate excellence and dedication.
Leander ISD has a highly competitive music program throughout the entire year and funds our program with a basic structure. The Rouse Band Booster recognizes a need for extra funds to make our band greater. We fundraise to supplement the directors budget to support such things as: master class clinicians, technicians, new instruments, leadership training, props and costumes for marching season and winter guard, and electronic upgrades to only mention a few.
We are in the midst of our third Blitz Fundraising Campaign. The Blitz is a direct donation program that was developed by a previous band parent to fill the need for a cost effective way to collection donations through a mostly online presence. The process is simple. We use student driven incentives to increase momentum such as: free smart music passes for the student in each section with the highest donations, highest donation total is a drum major for one game in the stands ect… The students are asked to enter 25 contacts, consisting of phone numbers and emails. The booster provides a Telethon Pizza Party for the students to actively begin calling and texting the people on their list. At the end of our Telethon we had approximately $12,000 pledged and two days later the Band Booster had collected $16,00 in donations! Students text, email, and share on social media links to our Blitz website. The Blitz runs for 6 weeks. This year the Booster identified a monetary goal of $20,000. This goal was met in 8 days and we have continued to raise $26,000 to date.