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Silent Auction Items Due by 10AM on Tuesday May 22

Just a reminder about the silent auction we do every year at our spring concert.  (we auction off gift baskets that the students donate to.)  Each section has a differently themed basket and they are as follows.

1. Flutes:  Spa Basket (Examples: bath bombs, bubble bath, lotions, bath salts, pretty soaps, lotion, etc…)

2. Saxaphones: Pet Basket (Examples: pet toys, pet shampoo, pet bandanna/bows, dog bones, etc…)

3. Trumpets:  Movie Night Basket (Examples: Microwave popcorn, movie tickets, movie candy, sodas, etc…)

4. Low Brass:  Auto Basket (Examples: Armor all wipes, window cleaner, auto air freshener, car wax, sponge, etc…)

5. Front Ensemble-Backyard BBQ Basket (Examples: Seasoning, spatulas, bbq sauce, oven mitt, apron, bbq brush, bbq tools, etc…)

6. Drumline-Golf Basket (Examples: Golf balls, tees, score caddy, golf themed things like coffee mug, golf towel, etc…)

7. Mellaphones – Tea theme basket (Examples:  Different types of teas, sugar, tea mugs, thermos, tea baskets, etc..)

8. Clarinets – gift card basket (examples:  $5-$10 gift cards to all any and everywhere)

9. Colorguard – chocolate lovers basket (Examples:  anything chocolate!)

Please turn in items for the baskets to the band office and the band directors will collect them.
Go Rams!

Kevin Tabb
Director of Bands
John Marshall High School


General Boosters

3-29-18 Special General Booster Meeting


4-10-18 General Booster Meeting


Trailer Campaign Update

Hello Ram Community!

We have some great news to report.  We were able to purchase a trailer and are now working on closing out the campaign to support the full vehicle wrap and interior renovations.  Of the $30,000 needed to buy, renovate, and wrap the trailer, we are still approximately $5,000 short of our goal.  Any funds raised over the $30,000 will go towards the maintenance of the trailer (such as tires, repairs in the future, or yearly registration).

You can still donate to the campaign by going to the donasity trailer campaign:

Special thanks to our Marshall and Ram Band Alumni who have led the giving.  Thank you to all of our Ram Community for making this possible.

Pictured Below: Kevin Tabb — Head Director, The Executive Board of the Band Boosters, and most of the Trailer committee with the check for the purchase of the trailer.




2-13-2018 meeting minutes

2017-18 mid year budget

general booster meeting 2-13-18


January Booster meeting minutes

1-9-18 General Booster Meeting


11/14/17 general booster meeting minutes

11-14-17 General Booster Meeting


Trailer Campaign Kickoff!

Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teamsThe John Marshall High School Ram Band & Color Guard, one of Northside Independent School District’s (NISD) longest running and most recognized high school music programs, is seeking contributions from alumni, parents and the business community in support of the Ram Band Trailer Project. This project will allow for the purchase of a full sized trailer that will be customized and used to transport the large band instruments used in high quality band programs. Although funding for the trailer, customization, wrap, maintenance and driver must to be raised, NISD will support the ongoing cab rental needed to move the trailer throughout the year.

Having a customized, branded trailer will: 1) save money; 2) save time; 3) reduce the number of drivers needed; and 4) protect valuable instruments. In addition, it will serve as a point of pride for John Marshall High School. As the oldest school in NISD, Marshall has struggled with enrollment due to redistricting as newer schools have opened (Marshall is now the smallest high school in NISD at 2,602 students). Marshall has also struggled with changing demographics as families continue to move to newer housing developments outside of 1604 (46% of JMHS families qualifying for free and reduced lunch. That is 1 in every 2.2 students). That being said, Marshall remains one of the top performing schools in NISD. For example, in 2016, Marshall had the third highest number of TEA recognized distinctions of all the NISD high schools.

For over fifty years, the students in this program have represented the community, the alumni and the school in marching and concert competitions and performances across the city and throughout Texas. Many of this year’s band and guard members are second/third generation students whose families were part of the same band program over the past 50 years. The Ram Band is making high marks this season and the energy and momentum is strong.  We will be participating in the Battle of the Bands and the Battle of the Flowers Parade in the spring and having the trailer in place for those events is the goal.

The Band Booster raises funds throughout the year to assist in purchasing new instruments, supporting unique performance opportunities, and purchasing show props and uniforms, but this is a one-time appeal to fund The Ram Band Trailer Project. As you can see from the attached flyer, we welcome the opportunity to publically recognize donations of $1,000 or more with branding opportunities.

We hope you will help us reach our $30,000 goal! The JMHS Band Booster Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donations are fully tax deductible. Please consider donating by sending a check, through our Paypal link at the top right corner, or through the Charms online store.  Thank you for your consideration!  We look forward to hearing from you.

JMHS Band Booster Organization

Checks can be mailed to
JMHS BAND Boosters Organization
8000 Lobo Ln.
San Antonio, TX 78240


Meeting Minutes 10-10-17

10-10-17 general meeting minutes


Schedule For 10/02-10/07



Weekly schedule 9/25-9/30