B Booster Information

Philosophy and Purpose

Due to continued school budget cutbacks for the Fine Arts programs, the Fairfax County School System now funds only the band director’s salary, repair for school owned instruments, a limited amount of new music purchases and an occasional instrument purchase. It is the James Madison Band Parents Organization (Band Boosters) that provides the funds to:

  • Pay for specialists (professional musicians) to assist in teaching sectional rehearsals for the band, and for the Color Guard and the Winter Guard instructors
  • Design and choreograph the marching show
  • Purchase new instruments, equipment and music
  • Provide registration fees for competition
  • Provide for professional staff development
  • Cover the cost of transportation
The Band Boosters also help to organize the bands trips, provide chaperones for all band and Winter Guard events and help to transport the bands substantial amount of equipment to and from competitions and performances.



Every parent of a student in the Madison Bands program is expected and encouraged to give at least one hour each month on behalf of the band program. There are many, many jobs, both small and large, required to make this program succeed. A marvelous sense of accomplishment comes from hearing and seeing the superior results of our students and parents hard work.

Each year, parents give a total of more than 7,000 volunteer hours to this program. Each parents contribution is extremely important and very much appreciated.

Booster Documents

Booster Documents and Incorporation Information

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Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes from General and Executive Board Meetings

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James Madison High School - is located in Fairfax County, Virginia - A Suburb of Washington DC. 

Address: 2500 James Madison Dr. Vienna, Virginia 22181
Phone: (703)319-2300
Fax: (703)319-2397

Quick Contacts

Michael Hackbarth Director of Bands mshackbarth@fcps.edu
Dakota Kaylor Percussion Director djkaylor@fcps.edu
Lija Lusis Guard Director lalusis@fcps.edu
Heléna Klumpp and Sonja Peake Band Booster Presidents president@jmhsband.org
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