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Historical Archive of the Greenwood Marching Woodmen and Irish Guard

Greenwood Community High School, IN
615 W Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN, USA

  • Director: John Morse
  • School District: Greenwood Community School Corporation
  • Category: Volunteer Opportunity
  • Award: Gold

Project Description

http://www.ghsband.org

A long time band parent, Jon Heilman, has taken it upon himself to research, compile, compose and present a rich historical component to our band website. Jon is also the webmaster for our website.

His purpose was to make sure there was a robust and permanent history of our band program which has been integral to the fabric of our community since the beginning of the 20th century.

Target Audience

Alumni, current and future members of our program are the target audience.

Overview of planning and execution process for this project

Over the course of the last five years, Jon has researched and published an ongoing, richly detailed historical narrative covering the history of our band program. Over the last year he has made these articles available on our band’s website and social medial outlets.

Total volunteers who participated

1

On average, how many hours did each of volunteers contribute

100

Estimate of overall financial value/cost savings of the volunteers’ work

This project does not have monetary value per se but has immense value to our rich network of alumni and also current and future students.

General duties of the volunteers

Jon did all necessary research, interviews, writing, editing and publishing of this historical narrative.

Specific Budget Breakdown

Other than his time and personal resources, no money was spent creating this history.

New or recurring project?

Recurring

How did you update/change this project from its previous occurrence?

Jon continues to add to this history as we proceed through events, student accomplishments etc.

Measurement of the success/effectiveness of this project?

The success can be felt in the response we have received in our stakeholders appreciation and excitement over Jon’s work. They have strengthened their ties to the program and have made our rich history even more so by providing outstanding depth and breadth of information.

Advice for someone looking to replicate this project in their own community?

Find someone as passionate and intelligent as Jon Heilman to persevere through the rigors of this process.

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