ABOUT

The Dobie Band Parents Organization (BPO) is an independent, federal 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The Dobie BPO was formed to provide assistance and resources to the Dobie Band program, directors, and students beyond those allocated by the school district. This includes financial support through fundraising and the administration of student band and colorguard fees, and volunteer services including: chaperones, uniforms, food and refreshments, equipment loading/moving, trailer maintenance, etc. Without the efforts of the Dobie BPO, the band program would not be able to accomplish its goal of providing the best band experience possible for your student. Every single parent in the Dobie Band family is automatically a member of the Dobie Band Parents Organization!

MEETINGS

The BPO meets regularly on the first Tuesday of every month (except July) at 7:00pm. The meetings are held at the Dobie Main Band Hall unless otherwise noted.

VOLUNTEERING

One of the greatest responsibilities of the Dobie BPO is to coordinate volunteers for the different activities in which the band participates. The band needs a wide variety of volunteer assistance for all football games & contests, trailer maintenance, tractor-trailer drivers, hospitality & concessions for UIL and TMEA contests hosted at Dobie, fundraising, and other special events. Without the generous donation of time and effort by our parent volunteers, the Dobie Band program would not be able to maintain its current level of activity.

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We are currently seeking a Vice President of Volunteers to coordinate parent volunteer services for the 2020-21 school year. We also have other executive board vacancies entering the 2020-21 school year. If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please contact Mr. Erickson.

DONATIONS

As a 501(c)(3), donations made to the Dobie BPO are tax-deductible. Monetary donations of any size are accepted, and we also have various levels of corporate and individual sponsorship available. Depending on your level of sponsorship, benefits may include: acknowledgment in concert programs and/or business name and/or logo on the side of the band semi-trailer, which is highly visible in the community at all football games and band contests. Donations of goods or services to be used for silent auctions, door prizes, or incentive prizes are also accepted. We also frequently ask for in-kind donations of small items at various times of the year, especially during marching season. These include items such as:

  • Bottled Water

  • Sidewalk Chalk

  • First Aid Supplies

  • Sandwich Crackers (Peanut Butter or Cheese)

  • Canned Soft Drinks (specific by class)

  • Refreshments (chips, etc.)

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