Roswell High School Band Boosters (RHSBBA)



If you have a child in the Band then congratulations, you are now a member of the RHS Band Boosters (RHSBBA). The Boosters it is a great way to meet the parents and the kids your student will be spending much of their time with for the next four years. The easiest way to volunteer is by attending the monthly Band Booster meetings where you will learn more about the program and where it needs your help. Getting involved in the band program will give you the opportunity to share with your child the last four years of their education, these years that go so fast and are rarely enjoyed by many parents. The band parents are needed to support the directors, and help with the details of fundraising, transporting, feeding and watering an organization this size.The band needs parents to be able to function; it is for this reason that we urge you to get involved. Join one of the many committees; we need your help. Grandparents, siblings, or any member of your family can get involved and make a difference.

 

Band students working in Vickery Creek during the annual MARCH (Musicians Acting with Responsibility, Compassion and Hard Work) fundraiser. Full Story


Meet the 2021 RHSBBA Executive Board


Greg Freeman

Co-President

president@roswellband.com

Roswell has been my home for many years and I have enjoyed participating in my son's school activities, as well as his sports and Boy Scouts endeavors. Now that Nicholas is a percussionist in the Class of 2022, I welcome the opportunity to participate in the band experience. With the music program at Roswell High School, he has found a great group of friends, instructors and band parents to make his high school experience the best it can be. His mother, Caroline, and I are so happy to see him with a group of peers and adults who can encourage his interest in music and his overall development. In my professional life, I am a freelance writer and author of seven narrative nonfiction books on wartime experiences and other historical events.

 

Jane Sowden

Co-President

president@roswellband.com

I have been part the Roswell community for over 20 years managing a local veterinary hospital and moved here 6 years ago and now live and work in the Roswell community. I am a licensed veterinary technician and have no shortage of animals at our home. I am a stepmother / mother to three children My stepdaughter, Nikki Burkhart is a flute player in the band and is also a member of winter guard. I was excited to be able to volunteer and become more involved in something that is so important to her. Band and winter guard were a huge part of my time in high school and I am excited to donate my time to be a part of a program that means so much to her. My stepson who starts at Roswell in the fall of 2020 is an avid video game player and plans on playing baseball. My daughter was born in 2009 and is very involved in dance at a local Roswell dance studio. The three of them keep us very busy. 

I look forward to my new role with the Roswell High School Band Boosters. 

 

 

Craig Baughn

Co-Vice President

vicepresident@roswellband.com

My wife, Shannon, and I have been a part of the Roswell community since we moved here in 2000. As a former high school band member, I am excited to see our children grow in their musical endeavors. While this is my first year on the board, I have supported the band through three years on the pit crew. Shannon and I have been married 22 years and have three children. Trinity, Class of 2020, is one of the drum majors for the Swarm and plays Baritone Saxophone. She has loved the Roswell band since day one and it has been amazing to watch her thrive through her high school years. Kalyn, Class of 2023, is looking forward to joining the Color Guard when she enters RHS in the fall. Xander, Class of 2025, just began his band journey as a baritone player at Elkins Pointe MS.

I am the owner of a small landscape company, Eden Again Inc. My family and I are also very actively involved in our church, Crabapple First Baptist, where I volunteer in the youth ministry and serve as a deacon. I am looking forward to being a more involved part of this great organization.

 

Chris Lewis

Co-Vice President

vicepresident@roswellband.com

I’m the Dad of Alto Sax student Cameron (Class of 2022) who is also active in the Marching Band and Indoor Drum Line.  I have lived in Georgia since I was transferred here in 2006.  And I have been a Roswell Small Business owner since 2017.  In my spare time when I’m not working or being a Band Dad, I volunteer with the 501st Legion which is a worldwide Star Wars costuming group donating time to charity events.

As a former Band Student in High School and Junior High, I firsthand know how music programs benefit students.  It definitely takes the Band Parent community to support the students in the program and I’m excited to be a part of the RHSBBA Board giving back to the Band Program.

 

OPEN

Vice President, Support Services

supportservices@roswellband.com

 

DaySha Gibson

Vice President, Fund-raising

waysandmeans@roswellband.com

 

Karen Beadles

Vice President, Communications

communications@roswellband.com

My family relocated from Sandy Springs to Roswell 3 years ago. We love the parks, the green space and friendly neighborhoods.  I am an RN who graduated from Emory School of Nursing. My husband Charles is a Civil Engineer who graduated from Georgia Tech.  My daughter Jessica is in the Class of 2021 at RHS and is currently a dual enrollment student at KSU.  My son Charlie is in the 10th grade at RHS and has been playing the trombone since sixth grade.  Since he joined the RHS band I have seen his love for music flourish.  I feel that music provides an outlet for creativity, discipline, and enrichment.  Glad to be a supporter of the Roswell High School Band.

 

Priscilla Cody

Secretary

secretary@roswellband.com

I am a native Brazilian and moved to the United States with my family in 1988. My husband I have lived in Roswell since 2002 and we love our little town. Our oldest son, Aidan (Class of 2023), has always loved music, he started taking piano lessons at the age of seven and enthusiastically joined the Elkins Pointe M.S. Band, playing percussion. He joined the Roswell H.S. Marching Band and Indoor Drum Line as a freshman and has loved it ever since, making lifelong friends. Our youngest son, Sam (class of 2026), also loves music and plays the alto saxophone in the EPMS Band. I worked as a legal assistant for 17 years and my passion for baking led to start a home-based baking business, Little Black Dress Pound Cakes. My husband is a firefighter in Forsyth County and has recently started working for the Roswell Fire Department. We are both very proud to serve and live in this wonderful community. Ours is a fun and loud home, with 3 dogs, fish, a snake, a gecko and we’ve recently added chickens to our zoo. I am excited to join the Board of the Roswell High School Marching Band and look forward to working with its incredible members and families.

 

  

Aimee Christian

Treasurer

treasurer@roswellband.com

Our house is chaos with four kids in four schools and lots of activities, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. As an entrepreneur, I own a Property Management company and my husband owns a Mortgage business. Alan and I have four kids: Lex,  Class of 2022, who plays mellophone for Marching Band and French horn in Wind Ensemble and participates in crew in the spring. Our daughter Ana, Class of 2024 (8th grade CMS, after being homeschooled her elementary years) plays bassoon and Santos soccer. AJ is at Mill Springs Academy. He loves playing the trumpet in their band and swimming. Our youngest is Abigail. She is homeschooled through the hybrid called The Kings Academy and loves dancing, singing and acting.  I am looking forward to working with the incredible Board the band has in place. 

 

Roswell High School Bands

11595 King Road

Roswell, GA 30075

470.254.4500

The Roswell Winds, Guard and Percussion program will foster musical, emotional and intellectual growth in a space that is safe, inclusive and promotes the highest level of excellence.

The award winning Band Programs of Roswell High School are supported by our amazing parents and the Band Booster Association.