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Marvin Ridge Band Boosters Mission Statement

The Marvin Ridge Band Boosters is an organization comprised of students, parents, and business, and community leaders who have a vested interest in the success of the band programs at Marvin Ridge High and Middle Schools. These programs include Color Guard, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Winter Guard and Winter Percussion. 

The primary purpose of the Band Boosters is to assist the Director of Bands in the development of excellence in music education, performance skills, and leadership in our students. The Band Boosters accomplishes this by providing financial, logistical, and moral support in a balanced fashion for all these programs and the students who participate in them.


Executive Board Meetings are held on the 1st tuesday of each month.

General Membership meetings are held on the 1st Thursday after the 1st Tuesday of each month in the MRHS Band Room.

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Michele Williams, Volunteer Coordinator

Melody Graham, Marching Band Coordinator

Sheila Adcock and Lynn Winchester, Color Guard/Transportation
Brent Wainscott and Ellen Sheehan, Outback Night Chairs

Gwen McClendon, Fruit and Cookie Dough Sales Chairperson

Upcoming Events

  • October 29, 2010, Outback Night
  • Novermber 1-15, Fruit Sale
  • January 15, Raffle/Dinner

Band Booster Executive Board 2010-2011

Contact Information

Karen Lacy, President



Karen Dewey, President-Elect



Beth Schmitt , Secretary


Mary Carolyn Titus, Treasurer



Pam Keth , Assistant Treasurer




Reminder to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Band Boosters account beginning on August 1!

Keith James, Band Director

Mr. Keith James has been named the Director of Bands for Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina. 

Mr. James earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina in 1983 and his Masters Degree in Conducting from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.  He is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent and Young Adult Music.  Mr. James began his teaching career in 1983 as an assistant band director at Walterboro HS and band director at Colleton Middle School.  He was the band director at Smithfield-Selma HS in Smithfield, NC from 1986-1992; South Granville High School in Creedmoor, NC from 1992-1996; Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, NC from 1996-1998; and the band director at Independence High School in Charlotte, NC, from 1998-2007. Mr. James is currently is in his twenty-fourth year of teaching.

Mr. James has served as a clinician for area honor bands, several southeastern regional honor bands, as well as a marching band clinician and adjudicator for both concert and marching bands.  He works with several band programs throughout the southeast and is in high demand as a winterguard judge and band clinician. Mr. James is a member of the Carolinas Wind Symphony, an adult community band, and is a freelance tubist in the Charlotte area.

Mr. James is an active member of the South Central District Bandmasters Association and currently serves as the Vice Chairman, Judging and District Band Clinicians chairperson.   He also serves as the 9/10 State Honors Band Auditions Chairman and serves on the State Jazz Committee.  Mr. James was the Jaycee’s Teacher of the Year in 1989, and was inducted into the American School Band Directors Association in 1995.

Mr. James holds professional memberships in the North Carolina Music Educators Association, SCDBA, National Music Educators Association, North Carolina Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, Florida Federation Judges Association, and ASBDA.

You may contact Mr. James via email by clicking on Keith James.