We are inspired by the energy and vision of our band director. Helping students to excel in their musical talent enhances their ability to learn and increases their confidence. The Tenino Band Boosters believe our band director should have the tools, equipment, and marching band uniforms he needs for the students that are out of the financial reach of our small district. Introducing Andrew Bowerly, Director of Bands for the Tenino School District. Mr. B truly believes art education can have a powerful influence on students, from greater comprehensive skills to improved concentration. These skills embody the students as they navigate through their other areas of study, i.e. math, English, science and help them carry forward to one day manage the world we live.
The need is great. The Tenino School District delivers services to nearly 1300 students, 46.6% have registered for free and reduced lunches. In order to successfully participate in band some students require financial assistance to rent or purchase an instrument, pay for appropriate concert attire, or for their participation in marching band. Mr. Bowerly continually seeks avenues to raise funds himself for purchasing instruments and accessories through GoFundMe. One of his long term goals is to have an equipment trailer for hauling instruments to parade venues.
Bowerly is busy. Because our school district is small, he manages two band rooms (middle & high school) and plans individual curriculums for four classroom bands; 1) middle school 6th, 2) middle school 7th & 8th combined 3) high school symphonic band, and 4) high school wind symphony. Additionally, he plans the programs, instructs, and finds performance venues for his students in the 5) JAZZ band, and in 6) SOUND TRAIN, the marching band. Practices for Jazz band and Sound Train happen outside of the regular school hours making some days extremely long for this dedicated individual. The band students in our small district are challenged by Bowerly to excel and his energy and dedication to bringing music to these students is truly worth supporting in a BIG way.
The Boosters coordinate fundraisers to help with clothing needs, costs associated with event participation, and scholarships. Please donate to this Tenino Band Booster's Campaign. We are an all-volunteer organization of band families and will pass 100% of your donations to supporting the District Band Program. Doners will receive a thank you message from the students and recognition in printed program guides throughout the coming year.