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WELCOME TO HAVERFORD BOPS

The Band & Orchestra Parents Organization (BOPs) is a parent-run organization that supports the music education program in the School District.  Established in 1929, our original mission was to purchase uniforms for the band, orchestra, and color-guard.​​

Over the years, BOPs has added other essential duties to support music education, including, but not limited to,:

  • Support football band, competition band, and color guard through bus transportation, chaperones, and transport of musical instruments.

  • Run the Doghouse and Puppy Shack, the snack bars at all football games (fundraiser for uniforms).

  • Administer music uniforms for every middle school and high school student musician, including fittings/collection, cleaning/maintenance and replacement. 

  • Plan and implement high school band and orchestra trips to Virginia Beach and Disney World, which alternate and occur every other year.

  • Manage gift card and grocery scrip program to allow student musicians to fund raise for their own trip accounts

  • Host fundraisers for BOPs general fund and for student-musicians

  • Maintain and manage the trip accounts (i.e. an account of funds raised) for each student musician who participates

  • Liaise with school district and communicate with music parents through BOPs blasts, website and Facebook page

  • Fund, develop, and manage Senior Recognition events

  • Provide scholarships to outstanding Senior student musicians

  • Work with music directors on special events in the middle and high school, such as Orchestra Kindergarten Concert and the Evening of Jazz

  • Hold Executive Committee meetings and General meeting to manage organization and record activities

  • Maintain and abide by organizational Bylaws which are reviewed/revised every four years

  • Maintain 501(c)(3) status


Middle School and High School Concerts

Miss the a concert?  Recorded concerts are available H-Vision Haverford High School's televised news station.  Click here for the YouTube link.

 

2022-23 BOPS BOARD POSITIONS - MUSIC STUDENTS NEED YOU!

It takes a team to pull off all the amazing events for the student's in our music programs.  We have many ways for members to be involved depending on your interests and availability. Opportunities are announced in the weekly BOPs email or you can reach out to us at: president@hhsmusic.org if you are interested.

Open Board positions for 2022-2023 are:​

  • Senior Recognition

  • Pit Crew

  • Photographer

 

VOLUNTEERING & CLEARANCES

There are many ways to support our Band and Orchestra programs: Volunteer with BOPs!

We need volunteers to help with various events during the year. Many activities require only a few hours of time. Volunteering your time is also a great way to stay involved in your child’s active life. Watch for email messages from BOPs asking volunteers.

If you plan to volunteer – and we hope you do – please read the requirements of the clearance process on the school district's website.   Please note:

  • If you have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the last 10 years, FBI fingerprinting is not necessary. A residency affidavit may be submitted in lieu of the FBI check.

  • Clearances are now valid for 5 years.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

JAZZ PARENTS MEETING (ZOOM)

12/6/22 @ 7:30pm

7TH & 8TH GRADE WINTER CONCERT

12/7/22 @ 7pm

6TH GRADE WINTER CONCERT

12/13/22 @ 7pm

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT

12/14/22 @ 7pm

EVENING OF JAZZ

3/3/23

BOPS FUNDRAISER CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Dec 2, 3 & 4