Executive Board Contact Information:

***Please include your band member’s first and last name each time you send an email***

President Aimee Ingle: hocobandpres@gmail.com

Vice President Carol Hamilton: hocobandvp@gmail.com

Secretary Amber Strawn: hocobandsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer Christina Sullivan: hocobandtreasurer@gmail.com

Co Treasurer Nicki McGowen :hocobandcotreasurer@gmail.com

Ways and Means Dana Butler: hocobandconcessions@gmail.com

Co Ways and Means: hocobandcoconcessions@gmail.com

Coordinator Email Addresses:

Uniforms: Tammy Urbansky bsbuniforms@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Barbara Deuber basbvolcoor@gmail.com
Band Meals: Christy Williams thirdquartermeals@gmail.com

I have a question that I need answered ASAP. Can I contact an exec member via Facebook messenger?

We ask that you email your question to their respective email address above. This helps our exec members easily reference the question and your band member’s included information while also respecting the privacy of their personal Facebook account. We also ask that you remember that members of our executive board are all volunteers with their own work schedules and commitments that must be respected. Your email will be answered in a timely manner.

Can I call an exec member?

Not all our executive board members choose to share their full contact information. Please be respectful and use the preferred communication method of the executive board, their email address.

I don’t know who can help with my specific question. What should I do?

Here’s a quick guideline:
– For financial questions, including specific questions about your band member’s account, please reach out to our Treasurers.
– For questions about Charms, calendars, events, and meeting information, please reach out to our Secretary.
– For questions about volunteering with concessions, please reach out to our Ways and Means coordinators.
– For questions about t-shirts, band store orders, and available swag, please reach out to our Vice President.
– For general band questions, please reach out to our President.
– For questions about volunteering at games and events, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator at basbvolcoor@gmail.com

What happens if I email the wrong person?

What happens if I email the wrong person?
Your email will be forwarded to another executive board member. Executive board members communicate with each other often and are happy to help get you the information you need.

I sent an email a couple of hours ago and haven’t received an answer. Is this normal?

Yes. Please remember that members of our executive board are volunteers. They each have their own jobs, families, and commitments outside of the band. Please allow at least 48 hours turnaround time for email inquiries.

I sent an email and haven’t gotten an answer. Should I post on Facebook my questions?

Please visit the FAQ section of the HOCO Band website for information first. If you have a general question, such as “what time do I need to report for volunteer duty tonight?” then yes, feel free to search the Facebook page for information before posting. Please do not post questions about your student’s individual band account to the Facebook page.

I sent a Facebook message to a board member weeks ago and haven’t gotten a response. What should I do?

Please email the executive board member at the appropriate email address listed above.

I made a payment yesterday to my student’s CHARMS account but don’t see the credit. Why is this?

All members of the Executive Board, including the treasurers, are volunteers with commitments outside of band. Please allow minimum 3 weeks processing time from the time you submit your payment for your payment to post.

I made a payment a month ago and it hasn’t posted. Who should I contact?

When making a payment, please make sure to put your band student’s first and last name and indicate what the payment is for on the envelope or in the notes section of the online payment system. Please contact a treasurer if it’s been more than one month since you’ve submitted a payment and you don’t see the credit.


Who do I contact with questions about uniforms?

Contact the Uniform Committee at bsbuniforms@gmail.com OR visit the Uniform information page.

How do I clean my jacket?

You do not personally clean the jackets. Find a Uniform Mom and show her the concern. She will either explain what steps are needed or she will see that it is dry cleaned as soon as possible.

Can I take my uniform home?

Certain uniform items are your responsibility: bibber, shoes, socks, and dry-fit stay with you. Your hat, gloves, and plume stay in your hat box in the uniform room along with your jacket.


How can I help with the band?

Visit the calendar page and select the hand icon to sign up for events.
Also check out Facebook to see requests available not in charms.

How can I get a new background check so I can volunteer?

Fill out this form and send it to the front office or have your student turn it into their band class teacher.

Is my background check still valid?

Background checks are good for 5 years. If you are unsure, you can check with the front office or we can check for you. Please submit a request to the BASB Band Booster Secretary.


Who can I talk to if I don’t understand my bill?

Either Treasurer will be glad to help you with any questions or concerns. Please reference the Executive Board page for contact information.

Do I have to pay both Football Fees and Competition Fees if my student makes Competition Band?

No! You only pay one set of fees. Football OR Comp fees, not both.

Who do I make payments to?

All checks/money orders should be paid out to “BASB Band Boosters.”

How can I make payments?

We now accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards. For credit card payments please visit the Make A Payment page.

During the school year all other payment forms can be placed in the Black Box in the Band room.

During the summer or holidays, please mail your payment to: 1114 Hwy 96, Ste C-1 #313, Kathleen, GA 31047


Why are we having a fundraiser?

Throughout the year the BASB Band Boosters will conduct various fund-raising activities to help cover the expenses associated with student fees and general band operations. Fund-raisers may include sales of onions, fruit, coke products, pretzels, or other products.

What are the funds used for?

Funds raised by the students are either applied to the individual student accounts to offset their annual band fees, or added to the Band Booster general fund to support the purchase of new equipment and band operations (such as transportation and uniform cleaning).

How do we get information about fundraising events?

All fundraisers are discussed in detail during monthly Band Booster meetings. Information is also provided to the students at school, through e-mail, and through posts on the Black and Silver Brigade Facebook page.

Can I get a little more time to sell or turn forms in?

Unfortunately, in order to meet vendor supply deadlines, we are not able to extend additional time to students for late turn-in of order forms.

What if I don’t want to sell anything?

Although these fund-raisers offer and excellent way to help reduce your overall cost of band participation, we realize that not everyone wants to, or has the time, to sell things. Participation is NOT mandatory. If you don’t want to sell, but still want to support the Black and Silver Brigade, you are always welcome to make donations to the Band Booster Association. We welcome and appreciate your support!