How Parents Can Get Involved With the Band

The Band Boosters welcome all returning and new “bandie” parents for the 2017-2018 school year! Many of us are actively working over the summer to ensure a great marching season for our students.

Here’s a few ways you can be involved:

    • Come to Band Camp on Saturday, August 5th to hear the 11am performance, meet other parents, and get more information from the Boosters about activities this year. (Plus you HAVE to pick up your student – no bus returns to UA – so you kind of have to be there anyway!)
    • When our electronic volunteer sign-up lists are ready, sign up for other volunteer opportunities, such as baking cookies or helping with Spreads. Some lists are already posted. There are lots of slots to be filled!
    • Mark your calendar for The Blitz on August 17th from 5-8:30pm. More information will come soon, but many parents will be needed as drivers for this fundraising event.
    • Band Booster meetings are generally the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Band Room, starting in September (BUT September’s meeting is at 6pm!). With Fall being Marching Band season AND the upcoming Fiesta Bowl trip, these meetings should be full of important information!
    • Get the football schedule on your calendars. Band parents tend to sit together in the stands, especially for the home games. Come see all the traditions that make Marching Band such a great experience for our students.

Don’t know the web password for our protected pages? Contact Band Booster President Catherine Shapiro and send your student’s name for verification.


UAMB Individual / Group Photos

Picture Day Photos will be available to purchase through the Band’s photo ordering site with 100% of profit from all sales going to the band; details about ordering will be available when proofs are ready; watch for more information. The Band Boosters are proud to again offer very competitive pricing of $16 for a photo package consisting of:
(8) Mini Wallets
(4) Wallets
(2) 5×7 prints
(1) 8×10 print
(2) 3.5″ photo buttons
Plus a la carte pricing on prints and buttons. Orders are sent directly to you in 2-3 days for a modest shipping charge.

The UAHS Marching Band Rocks July 4th

Following a rousing performance of the Alma Mater and Fight Song at July 2nd’s Alumni Day Open House, the UAHS Marching Band made its 2017 debut – including the rising freshmen members – at the July 4th parade in UA! It’s going to be a great Fall season. See the band next at the UA Labor Day Arts Festival.

Praise from Ellen Clark, The Upper Arlington Alumni Association:

“There is something VERY special that happens when we hear the drums begin that familiar intro, and the crowd can tell that the band is about to burst into the Upper Arlington High School Fight Song! I loved watching the crowd as your wonderfully talented musicians filled the halls and lobby area with our familiar and exciting Fight Song, and then … the Alma Mater was lovely!

Hearing the lineup of songs for the parade made the band’s appearance in the parade on July 4 even more special! I know it took a lot of work and effort to line everyone up and to hold practices and then make the performance so fantastic. We greatly appreciate all you did…”