The Music Boosters provide financial assistance in support of the music students enrolled in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Beginning Brass, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chorale and Chorus. Music Boosters plan, organize and implement fund-raisers to benefit both music programs at Elizabeth Seton High School, make decisions about how to spend the funds raised, and provide parental support for band and choral activities. Specifically, they help with music/instrument purchases, festival registration fees, transportation, equipment, instrument repair, music/voice lessons , and music-related expenses.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Through Music Boosters, parents have an opportunity to take part in the life of the school and to fulfill volunteer hours. For a list of volunteer opportunities and to specify areas of interest, please complete the online Parent Volunteer Form.
Students enrolled in music ensembles who take private music lessons (voice for choral music students, their band/orchestra instrument for instrumental music students) are eligible to receive partial reimbursement for their lesson fees, whether their lessons take place on campus or in a private studio. Please download the music reimbursement form. In order for consideration, forms must be completely filled out and signed by Dr. Tatum (instrumental music students) or Dr. Vadala (choral music students) and the private instructor for approval.
Due dates for the forms to be completed and turned in are:
- 1st Quarter: November 2
- 2nd Quarter: January 17
- 3rd Quarter: March 27
- 4th Quarter: June1
The Dance Marathon is the main fundraiser for the Music Department and is held annually in November. This year's Dance Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Donations are now being accepted. Please see a student participating in the Dance Marathon to make a pledge or submit your pledge online.
Music Boosters Meeting Announcements
All parents/families of music students (instrumental and vocal) are invited to attend the Music Boosters general body and Board meetings. The meeting schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:
- Wednesday, September 28 (Board)
- Wednesday, October 26 (General Body)
- Wednesday, November 9* (Board)
- Wednesday, January 18 (Board)
- Wednesday, February 8 (General Body)
- Wednesday, April 19 (Board)
- Wednesday, May 17 (Board)
*Meeting may be via conference call.
All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted, in the Band/Instrumental Music Room in the Brooks Center. You may enter the Band Room from the outside by using the path between the main school building (cafeteria side) and the Brooks Center that leads to the field. You will find the door on the right side as you walk toward the field.
Music Boosters Officers
Assistant Treasurer: Loraine Hayling