Formed in 2015, Rocky River Band Backers is an Ohio nonprofit corporation that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The purpose of the Rocky River Band Backers is:

  • to raise funds to support the instrumental music program of the Rocky River City School District at all levels (currently 5th through 12th grade), including the Pom Squad and Flag Corp of the Rocky River High School Marching Band
  • to promote and support the welfare and development of the instrumental music program of the Rocky River City Schools, and
  • to publicize the activities of the instrumental music program

What do the Rocky River Band Backers do??

In the last two years, we have:

  • Organized parent volunteers for all aspects of the RR Instrumental Music Program
  • Provided new PA system for HS band
  • Sponsored Kensington Beginning Band Night
  • Provided drinks for 3rd quarter snacks for Marching Band
  • Provided dinner for Marching Band after the Front-Yard Pep Rally
  • Purchased new sheet music for the instrumental music program
  • Provided donuts and cider at the Marching Band Concert
  • Paid for contest fees and enrichment materials for RR instrumental music students grades 5-12
  • Purchased music binders for the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
  • Sponsored student recognition awards
  • Paid for middle school Jazz band uniform cleaning and repair
  • Paid for new percussion equipment at MS (Bongos, sticks, mallets, vibraphone frame)
  • Provided Mitchell's ice cream as awards for 6th graders
  • Sponsored guest clinicians to work with the bands at MS & HS (e.g. Ben Taylor)