Marvin Ridge Band Boosters Mission Statement
The Marvin Ridge Band Booster organization (MRBB) is an advocate in everything that relates to the band programs of the Marvin Ridge High School and Middle School. At its core responsibility, the booster organization cooperates with the school and its band directors to support the improvement of music education. The Marvin Ridge Band Booster Board and its membership strive to foster a close working relationship between students, parents, school, community and the band directors. The organization is also an integral part of raising funds in order to provide ﬁnancial support to the band programs of Marvin Ridge from managing the band budget and everything else that comes with running a small business that we call The Bands of Marvin Ridge.The Booster Organization also provides encouragement, guidance, emotional support, role modeling and opportunities for positive interaction among parents, teachers and administrators.The band programs of Marvin Ridge are life changing to our students as well as our parents as many lifelong friendships have been formed through the band family.If you are new to Marvin Ridge or are new to our band program, please come to some meetings, come to some marching band contests and support the students. We have a talented group of kids and great directors who lead them. We also have a great community of band families and we welcome everyone to get involved and feel the passion of band. It is a truly rewarding experience!For more information contact any of the board members listed below.
BOOSTER CLUB MEETINGS:
Executive Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
General Membership meetings are held quarterly and they will be announced via email and posted to the band’s website.
Please check out the band website at:http://marvinridgebands.org
Band Booster Executive Board 2014-2015 Contact Information
Neil Gimon, Presidentneil02@windstream.net
Matt Cortelli, President-Electmcortelli@pentaengr.com
Sheila Erb, Treasurerbsmac05@yahoo.com
Beth Kitteringham, Secretary
Melanie Graiger, Volunteer Coordinator
Amissa Greer, Band Coordinator
Sheila Adcock, Color Guard/Transportation
HARRIS TEETER "TOGETHER IN EDUCATION" number for MRHS Band Booster:
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.