Band Boosters

2021 Parent Information Presentation

Fundraising Opportunities

The typical band year (2020 isn’t one of them!) kicks off in August with band camp for the Marching Charger Band and continues until the Memorial Day Concert in May with the Symphonic/Concert Band performances. Between the months of August and May the band program participates in many activities, competitions, concerts, and other musical performances which are made possible by the continuous efforts of the parents who are actively involved in the band boosters’ organization.

Northwood Band Boosters Organization

  • Works as the backbone that supports all of the instrumental music programs at Northwood High School
  • Comprised of students, parents, alumni, and other supporting members within the community
  • Is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To understand more about how our fundraisers stay in compliance with IRS regulations, please see our Fundraising Statement – October 30, 2020.
  • Information and policies of the the Northwood Band Boosters are detailed throughout the Band Boosters Handbook on the Charms website (see below).

Band Booster Volunteer Opportunities

See the NHSCommitteeDescriptions document for detailed descriptions of the various ways you can volunteer. Let us know how you’d like to volunteer, by sending an email to

Band Booster Meetings

Band Booster Meetings are open to EVERYONE! Parents, at these meetings, you can:

Charms Office Assistant (for Marching Band)

  • Charms Office Assistant
  • For information on how to log in, please contact Mr. Freeman, the band director
  • Each student’s family has one account to share, and allows them to
    • Track FairShare balance
    • Track fundraising earnings
    • Make FairShare payments via PayPal
    • Find important information about marching band
  • Required information includes:
    • Student address
    • At least one parent/guardian name with phone and email
    • You can add more parents/guardians, but remember that everyone must share the same password for that account

Thrift Shop Hours

Sign up for Thrift Shop Hours here: 

When you sign the form for thrift shop hours, you must include:

  • Student Name – the student who should get the credit for your work, EVEN IF YOU ARE WORKING FOR YOURSELF
  • “NHS Band” each time and for each person working
  • If you do not specify this information, we are unable to credit those hours to the individual student

Band Booster Handbook

[updated handbook will appear here when available]

Band Budget Information

2020-2021 Northwood High School Band Booster Finances


  • What is FairShare?
    • A pre-determined amount of money used to fund the band program 
    • FairShare amount is adjusted each school year to equally distribute costs that will be incurred that benefit all students 
  • Who pays FairShare?
    • EACH Northwood band member is required to pay FairShare to participate
  • How do I pay my FairShare?
    • The $20 deposit and remaining FairShare amount can be paid by participating in Fundraising efforts, or by submitting payments in one of the following ways:
      • Pay with a credit card on the Charms Office Assistant
      • Send checks to Northwood Band Boosters, P.O. Box 25, Pittsboro NC 27312-0025 (make checks payable to “Northwood Band Boosters”)
  • When is FairShare Due?
    • 2021-2022 FairShare is due by mid-December 2021
  • What if I can’t afford it?
  • How are the FairShare funds used?
    • Uniforms
    • Large instruments
    • Music composition and choreography for the marching show
    • Buses to competitions
    • Band organization “fixed costs”
      • Insurance
      • Instrument lease-to-own payments
      • Software licenses
      • Field maintenance
      • Equipment maintenance
  • How can students and families earn money toward their FairShare and/or reduce the cost of FairShare for everyone?

2021-2022 Band Booster Executive Committee Members

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