Parents are an essential part of a successful experience for students in the band program. Your family’s support is very meaningful to your kids both in the stands and on the field. Whether you are driving a rousing response to the band taking the field, or at the conclusion of a show, or you are working Concessions to help fund all that your child will do each year; your contribution is apparent.
That participation starts with being informed. This page is but a starting place to staying informed via Remind and and the tools available on the site such as the Calendar, the Band Booster information pages, the Volunteer section and even checking out the photos and videos from recent and past performances and events. We encourage you to explore the rest of the site, and sign up for notifications via Remind to stay connected.
We frequently use the Remind app to communicate important information to parents and students. Use the list to determine what code(s) are applicable to you and your student, and text the code to 81010 to sign up.
In addition, the Band Boosters use Remind for communication as well; once you sign up for the code below, head over to the Booster Page and follow the instructions for joining those Remind groups as well.
All Parents: @fhsbndp
ALL Band Members
All Percussion: @fhsp2021
Monthly Parent Meetings
Parent meetings are monthly meetings hosted by the Band Boosters and occur on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7pm. These are typically held in the Band Hall, but may be moved to an alternate location (including online) as circumstances require. Reminders and details for these meetings are posted on the Facebook page, sent out via email and will appear on the calendar.
Fees and Information
Each year the operation of the band program is dependent on two things: Band Fees and Fundraising. Band Fees are an essential part of funding the band experience, and the fees collected go directly to uniform and equipment costs and related support costs. The Forney High School Band Directors work hard to design a program that provides the richest experience without costing parents and students more than it must. Each year, those fees are reviewed and calculated based on the planned experiences and costs associated directly with that year. For 2020, the fees are as follows: