Bay Music Boosters' annual door-to-door membership drive

Students fuel up before going door to door for the Bay Music Boosters Membership Drive last year. This year's drive is Aug. 13. Photo by Patrick Murphy

More than 1,000 students enroll each year in orchestra, jazz, band, choral and Rockette programs from the fourth to 12th grades. Bay Village Schools’ music program has been named one of the "Best 100 Music Communities in America" since 2003!

Bay Music Boosters is a volunteer, nonprofit organization established to support and promote the Bay Village public schools’ fine music education program. This year, Bay Music Boosters is having their Door-to-Door Membership Drive on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4-8 p.m.

Bay High School students who are in chorus, marching band, orchestra and Rockettes will be going door to door on that day, asking Bay Village residents to support them through purchasing a membership or by making any monetary donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible.

Some of last year's funding was used to purchase additional marching band uniforms to outfit our growing band, tux replacements, saxophones and crash cymbals. They also provided funds for contest fees, instrument repairs, instrumental technician fees for the various programs, as well as college and summer camp scholarships to select participating students. The Membership Drive is the main fundraiser that helps support all the wonderful music programs offered throughout all of Bay schools.

Chorus, marching band and orchestra students will be dressed in their blue polos and the Rockettes will be in their uniforms during the Membership Drive. If you are not home, a membership form will be left in your door. The address to mail in your donation is listed on the bottom of the membership form. Or, if you prefer, you can visit the Bay Music Boosters website at to access the membership flyer or make an online donation via PayPal.

New this year: If you are on the Do Not Knock Registry, the students will still come to your door if you do not have a “No Solicitors” sticker on your house. The following language regarding the registry is posted on the Bay Village city website: “Registering your address on the Do Not Knock Registry does not preclude non-profits, such as the Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Band Boosters and/or Kiwanis from knocking on your door. If you would like to preclude these groups, and similar groups, from knocking on your door you may elect to post a No Solicitors sticker on your front door (stickers are available at the Bay Village Police Station and City Hall).”

If you have any questions, please email Bay Music Boosters President, Patrick Murphy, at

We hope you are able to support Bay students and this great organization! Thank you for your support!

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