Consider investing to support the community building and life lessons for generations of Vikings. Enable a student to participate in band camp or the band trip who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford attending them. Because of supporters in the community have raised $27,000 to enrich the band student experience with opportunities to:
Attend marching band camp
Participate in the band trip
Attend a summer enrichment band camp
Take music lessons for their band instrument
It’s a wonderful community and teaches good time management skills.
Band was a huge part of my high school career. It gave me so many opportunities to develop my leadership skills, skills that I will be able to apply for the rest of my life. The friends I made through band and the activities like jazz band, pit band, and solo ensemble make up some of my best high school memories.
Band is more than learning a skill, time-management and music. It is a community that is always in your corner and providing opportunities in both education and beyond the classroom. It was my favorite part of high school and given me practical skills I use everyday.
I was in band from sixth grade all the way through my senior year of high school. The music was, of course, amazing, but what stands out to me even more was the community. Going into my freshman year of high school, I already recognized people wherever I looked in the halls. If I needed help finding a class, I always knew I could go to a classmate from band and they would help me. Band also taught me responsibility and leadership. I had a responsibility to my peers to be prepared for rehearsals and performances. Being a marching band section leader was my first time in a real leadership position, and I learned so many things that I still use on a daily basis in college. Throughout my time in Haslett, I always looked forward to band class and the outside events, and, now in college, I still play my bassoon nearly every day. I don’t know how my life would have been different if I had not joined band, but I doubt I would be where I am now. I am so thankful for, and proud of, my time with the Haslett Bands and wouldn’t change the seven years I spent with them for the world.
Your support helps current and future Haslett Band students grow and develop as musicians and future leaders. For me, being involved in various Haslett bands was a fantastic opportunity to develop long lasting friendships, discipline, and leadership skills. Performing helped me learn to be comfortable in front of large groups and gave me a forum to practice being an extrovert as a natural introvert. I learned how to motivate people of differing personality styles, which has served me very well over the years in business. Some of my favorite memories come from my time in marching band. I used to LOVE going to band camp, spending a whole week with good friends, and creating life long memories. There was nothing like the feeling of completing a great half time show during a frosty fall football game. And not least of all, being in Haslett bands helped develop my understanding of and love for music, which I have benefited from my entire post-high school life. Thanks to my influencers John Holmes and Ross Brower for helping shape who I am today.