BAND BOOSTERS

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

BAND BOOSTERS

The association meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Halls High School cafeteria. All band parents are encouraged to attend.

The HBBA is a volunteer organization of hard-working parents and friends of the band, whose sole mission is to do their part in providing the resources needed to develop a successful fine arts education for all students in the band.

We have an excellent group of board members and booster members who are dedicated to supporting our band students in every way. We rely on Booster volunteers, area organizations, businesses and individuals to work together to achieve our goals.

 

Our Booster Board consist of the following:

  • President

  • Vice-President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Volunteer Chair

  • Concessions Chair

  • Fundraising Chair

  • Merchandise Chair

  • Operations Chair
  • Alumni Chair

  • Social Media Chair

The HBBA supports the HHS Band curriculum classes as well as extracurricular activities such as the Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Color Guard. The organization raises money to purchase musical instruments and pay for repairs, marching informs and concert wear, sheet music, transportation to performances and competitions, and instruction costs—just to name a few essential items. We cooperate fully with the band directors, school administrations and the Knox County Board of Directors so that the band program at Halls High School can be maintained at the highest standards of excellence.

 

 

Halls Band Boosters Association, Inc. a is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Band Booster Board Members

Aaron Brockman

President
A-ARON, sometimes also referred to as "Pres", is dad to Adam and Alexandra. He spends early mornings as a baker at Litton's Restaurant and Bakery, and every spare minute after living the motto "Do something for the Halls High Band today!" Aaron believes, the Band Booster leadership positions embody the understanding that they are caretakers if a legacy far more valuable than any single person or year. "The wonderful souls that stand beside me every day plant trees under whos shade they will never rest, Service before self." 

Harsh Parikh

Vice-President
Harsh and his wife, Jennifer, have lived in the Knoxville area since 2004. He currently has two children in the HHB; a Senior son and a Junior daughter. Volunteering with the band has allowed Harsh to spend quality time with his family and build lasting memories. This is Harsh's second year volunteering as vice-president.

Crissy Collins

Secretary
Chrissy has a daughter, as well as a nephew who joined the band in 2019. That year, the band had an amazing marching season, but due to COVID-19, the rest of the year's activities were cut short. As a result of the pandemic, the band numbers may be smaller, but the friendships established have grown stronger. "This year, "The Band is Back" and I am excited to do my part to help make this season an amazing year for these kids!"

Jennifer Prescott

Volunteers
This is Jennifer's second year volunteering as volunteer chair.

Tamara Swearingen

Treasurer
Currently in her second year as treasurer, Tamara has served as a parent volunteer for four years. "Watching the band members work hard every day and seeing them accomplish so while having fun is why we, the parents, do what we do."

Amy Perkins

Concessions
Amy is the director of Volunteer and Visitor Services at UT Medical Center. She manages four teams and oversees many of the day-to-day processes at work makes her the perfect fit for concessions. Amy is a bonus mom to junior twins, Rowan and Amelia. For the third year in a row, she is coordinating concessions, and loves making sure that all volunteers have fun while feeding the band and football fans.

Jenn Parikh

Merchandice Co-Chairs
Jenn is a mother of two, a junior daughter, and a senior son. Both of her children have been involved with the band since they started Halls High School. The band has been a positive and influential experience for both Parikh kids, with many of their best memories centered around the band family. Jenn is serving as Merchandise Co-Chair for the second year in a row.

Tara Woodford

Merchandice Co-Chairs
Tara is a mom of twin boys that are seniors this year. Both boys have particiapted in band all four years of high school. "Halls has a fantastic band program and both boys have said that some of their best high school memories have been made in the band." This is Tara's second year volunteering as Merchandice Co-Chair.

Jill Wright

Fundraising Co-Chairs
Jill is a mom of two and a HHB Color Guard alumni. Jill has undertaken a number of fundraising initiatives that have been very valuable to the band since she began volunteering as a fundraiser co-chair in 2020.

Sarah Dockery

Fundraising Co-Chairs
Sarah teaches music and theater at First Baptist Academy. From her 4th grade onwards, she has loved and participated in the band. Her daughter Isabelle is a junior french horn/mellophone player in the band. This is Sarah's second year volunteering as Fundraising Co-Chair.

Alan Summers

Operations
Alan, a.k.a "The Prop Father", is dad to Clark, a senior percussionist. He is enjoying his 5th year as a band parent and second year overseeing operations for the band.. Alan has his work cut out for him as keeping everything running smoothly on the back end and building props is no small feat. It is going to be hard to replace him after graduation.

Jenn DesAutels

Social Media
Jenn is a mother of seven, and an e-commerce business owner. Her oldest son, Jaxon, is a 2021 HHB Alumni and her 8th grader, Liam, joined the ranks of the band this Fall. Both boys play percussion and aspire to be mucis educators. This is Jenn's third year volunteering as the social media chair.

Lynda Summers

Alumni
Lynda was a member of the Hall High Marching Band in the early 80's (fall '81 to spring '85) and is happy to be volunteering as the alumni chair for her second year. She is a mom of two to a former guard member and alumni ('09-'12), Whitney, and to, Clark, a senior percussionist. Providing a link between current band members and former members, Lynda organizes the Annual Alumni Night on the Homecoming Night football field every year. .