Band Director: Mr. Matthew Edwards | | 919-557-2531


The Band Boosters are a volunteer organization whose main responsibility is to support the entire Fuquay-Varina High School Band Program. It takes a great deal of time, organization and effort each year to meet the needs of the Band Program. Parent volunteering is crucial to our success. Parents, please take a moment to review our volunteer needs below and let us know how you can help by contacting the committee chairpersons. (If you are interested in filling a vacant committee chair, please contact Michelle DeSantis.)

ORGANIZERS: Deb Parker | Don Winn | Carrie Winn

This committee works with the band director to plan, organize, prepare for and chaperone summer marching band camp.

ORGANIZER: Deb Parker | Don Winn | Carrie Winn

Responsible for recruiting volunteers to oversee water breaks and administer minor first aid during marching band field rehearsals.

ORGANIZER: Lisa Murphy | Assistant Needed

Coordinates volunteers to serve as chaperones, assures that sufficient chaperones are scheduled, and ensures chaperones understand their responsibilities. Chaperones are required for all home football games, playoff football games, marching & concert band competitions, parades, marching band camp, and any other event that takes the students off campus. Parents who wish to chaperone must register with and be approved by the Wake County Public School System prior to chaperoning students.

ORGANIZER: Eloisa Docton | Co-Organizer Needed

Manages BBFV's Google non-profit account, which includes products BBFV utilizes such as Google Sites (this website), Google Groups (email distributions lists), and Google Drive (storage for shared electronic files).

ORGANIZERS NEEDED! Please contact Michelle DeSantis who is handling this for now

This committee organizes, administers and oversees all approved fundraising activities that enable band students to earn funds for their individual band accounts.

ORGANIZERS & ASSISTANTS NEEDED! Please contact Michelle DeSantis

This committee plans and hosts special events for the band. Events include the beginning of marching band season pot luck lunch, end of marching band season party, FOB hospitality suite for visiting marching band directors/coaches/bus drivers, and refreshments for wind ensemble and symphonic band concerts.

ORGANIZER: Don Winn | Assistant Needed

EQUIPMENT & TRANSPORTATION :This committee is responsible for ensuring all equipment is present at all marching band performances and some away concert band performances. For away performances, this committee transports, loads, and unloads all equipment. At the performance, pit crew members transports large “non-marching” instruments, props and equipment to and from the marching band field or concert stage. This committee is also responsible for scheduling rental trucks if needed.

ORGANIZERS: Carrie Winn | Michelle DeSantis

This committee promotes band activities to the public via Social Media. Activities to be publicized include performances, competitions, concerts, achievements, and band fundraisers.

ORGANIZERS & ASSISTANTS NEEDED! Please contact Michelle DeSantis

This committee works year-round to solicit funds/donations from local businesses to support the band program. In addition, committee members investigate and submit applications for grants as an additional means of support for the band.

ORGANIZERS: Carol Harris | Brianna Thrift

Responsible for issuing and maintaining marching band uniforms. This committee schedules fittings for students, assists with alterations (which mainly entails moving pre-installed snaps) and repairs uniforms as necessary. This committee orders yearly color guard uniforms. This committee also oversees the disbursement and storing of uniforms for all Marching band functions. The chairperson oversees uniform cleaning (approximately 1 dozen parents divide uniforms and launder them at home).

Band On The Run/5K CHAIR NEEDED | Mike Wallace

A 5K race held in the fall. Proceeds are applied to the Capital Campaign. This committee coordinates course layout/management, registration, T-shirt design/production, and volunteering.

BBQs Eloisa Docton & Paul Docton | Assistants Needed

Held in spring and fall. Proceeds are applied to all bands. This committee helps plan, prepare, coordinate volunteers, and run the BBQs. Some of the things we do on this event range from promotions, partnerships, logistics, clean up, sales and more.

Festival of Bands (FOB) Chair Needed | Mike Wallace

A marching band competition and major fundraiser. Volunteer assistance from all parents ensures its success. Please contact one of the FOB chairpeople if you can lend assistance to their committee or have questions:

    • Baked Goods - Ruth Hillmann
    • Candy Grams Sharon Hizer
    • Communications (Radios) - Mike Wallace - (senior parent)
    • Concessions - Katie Hanks - (senior parent)
    • Concessions - HELP NEEDED
    • Corporate Sponsorship -
    • Equipment - Don Winn
    • Hospitality - HELP NEEDED
    • Hosting/Registration - HELP NEEDED
    • Judge Liaison/Press Box - HELP NEEDED
    • MB Work Assignment Coordinator - HELP NEEDED
    • MB Work Assignment Coordinator - HELP NEEDED
    • Parking - HELP NEEDED
    • Programs - Tim Duquette (Tim agreed to stay on 1 more year to help us out with the programs)
    • Ticket Sales/Admissions Booth - HELP NEEDED
    • Trophy Sponsorship's - HELP NEEDED
    • Watering Stations - HELP NEEDED
    • Vendors - HELP NEEDED | Michelle DeSantis (senior parent)
    • Volunteer Coordinator - HELP NEEDED
    • Volunteer Coordinator - HELP NEEDED

ORGANIZER: Stephanie Hoffman

Held once a month. Restaurants donate a percent of their proceeds towards our Capital Campaign during a specific time/date.

ORGANIZER: Sheri Hovey

Coordinates needs of mattress sale company, student help, and secures cafeteria. Proceeds applied to Capital Campaign.