The Russellville Band Parent Association
The Russellville Band Parent Organization is a group of highly organized, and motivated parents whose main purpose is to further the interests of the band program by serving to promote, develop, support, and finance instrumental groups of high quality and musical excellence. Their importance and influence cannot be overstated. Without this group, the Russellville Band could not attain the levels of success that have become a longstanding school and community tradition.
Membership and Meetings:
Every parent/guardian who has a child in the Russellville Band Program is considered an active member. Parents of children who have graduated can be considered for continuing membership with the approval of the executive committee. There is a $10.00 printing fee per family that is paid during band camp. This fee covers the purchase of the band parent handbook. The Band Parents will meet on the second Tuesday of each month excluding the months of January and May. The meetings will begin at 6:30 pm promptly and usually last no more than 1 hour. No business may be transacted by members except during a properly held meeting. Additional band parent meetings may be called by the executive committee as needed.
This committee is comprised of elected officers according the to By-Laws, Article X: The Executive Committee shall be composed of the elected officers of the association and the band directors. This committee shall meet at 6:00PM prior to the regular band parent meeting with the purpose of forming an agenda of topics that will be discussed by the band parent body.
Parents who wish to serve as a chaperone on the bus for an away game, performance, trip, or some other even must contact the Chaperone Chairperson at least 2 weeks in advance for consideration. Due to their experience, Senior and Junior parents are afforded first consideration in the decision making process. Availability of space is another factor.
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Each Band Parent will be asked to serve on at least on committee. Parents are expected to serve diligently and faithfully. If they cannot work an assigned activity or event, it is the parent’s responsibility to secure a replacement and notify the respective chairperson over that activity. The following appointed committees are: