MRHS Band Aides – The “Ridge Roadies”

The Band Aides, also known as the Ridge Roadies, is the parent support group for the MRHS Band Programs. Officially, the organization is called the MRHS Band Aides, Inc., and has a 501(c)(3) non-profit designation The group is responsible for chaperone support, show support, fundraising, and a wide variety of activities that help keep the program running.

The mission of the Band Aides is to support the variety of Band activities at MRHS including:

  • Fundraising to help to support the endeavors of the Mountain Ridge Band Programs
  • Provide adult support to the Band Director in the form of logistics, administrative assistance, chaperones, field assistance and transportation support.
  • Other activities as deemed necessary by the Band Director or the Board of Directors.

Memberships cost $10 per year and include: a MRHS band sticker for your car (one free the first year of membership), great discounts on MRHS band CD’s and DVD’s, email updates on all band activities, and voting privileges.

The Band Aides members elect the following Executive Board positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee chairs make up the rest of the board.

Regular board meetings and general meetings are held once a month (during the school year) to provide information and conduct non-profit band business affairs. They share information through an internal online application called ‘Charms’ which organizes the volunteer calendar and other business.  Band activities require a large amount of volunteers in a variety of functions to be successful. Additionally, the organization strives to create and foster channels of communication among all MRHS Band parents, and to develop a sense of community and “esprit de corps” among the parents. All band parents are encouraged to volunteer their time when able, as the services provided by the band parents are crucial to the success of the Band.

In addition to the various committees, the Band Aides often have project-specific needs, such as accounting, sewing, construction, grant writing, office work, and much more that need the assistance of band parents.

The Ridge Roadies – who we are in 3 minutes and 39 seconds…