Dowling Catholic Band and Colorguard Parents:

Welcome to the Dowling Catholic Band Boosters! As a parent of a band student, you are automatically a member of the Band Boosters. We are a parent-run organization and our mission is to assist and support the Dowling Catholic Band Program and its Directors, staff, and students.

The Dowling Catholic Band Program includes the Dowling Catholic Vanguard (DCV) which is comprised of the Marching Band and Colorguard, the Concert Band, the Symphony Band, and our many ensemble groups.

The Dowling Catholic Band Program is under the direction of:

The 2019/2020 Band Booster Officers are:

Andrea “Drea” Cook, President

Amy Celsi, Vice President

Molly Weber, Secretary

Dick Haase & Tom Rotherham, Treasurers

TBD, Colorguard Representative

Be an Active Band Booster:

There are many opportunities for you to get involved and share your time and talents to meet the many needs of the Dowling Band Program.

  • Accompany the students to home football games, marching competitions, out-of-town pep band performances, and band trips as a chaperone
  • Help our students stay safe and healthy by serving as a medical chaperone
  • Unload and load equipment at football games and marching competitions
  • Help recruit new band members
  • Assist the band with their marching or concert uniforms
  • Create locker signs
  • Bake cookies for bus trips
  • Help organize and serve meals to the band
  • Take pictures or video or help with this website
  • Help organize Deep Maroon Serenade, the Band Program’s annual fundraising event

Being an active member of the Band Boosters is also a great way to meet other parents and form new friendships!!

2019/2020 Band Booster Committee Chairs

Apparel/Merchandise: Amy Johnson & Jennie Bailey

Band Camp: Christy Hanna & Nicole Ryan

Chaperones: Maria Bartemes & Heidi Barrett

Christmas Concert:  Lauri Freking

Concert Uniforms: Gosia Wheeler

DCV Mass & Dinner:  Heather Reed& Ann Warren

Deep Maroon Serenade:  NEEDED

Food/Band Picnic: Cathy Spenceri

Marching Uniforms: Ingrid Green & Sarah Hendricks

Media: Dewayne JohnsonMatthew Wheeler

Medical: Gloria Castellano

Picture Day:  Ann Seda

Poster:  Ann Warren

Recruitment: Gabrielle Cahalan

Roadies & Set Crew: Scott Musel & Joe Fortelka

Spring Concert/Awards: NEEDED

Trip Coordinator for Jazz in the Bluffs: Joan Bindel

Wells Fargo Concessions: Penny Orewiler

Band Booster Meetings:

You are invited to participate in our monthly Band Booster meetings to learn more about what’s going on and what’s coming up with regards to the Band. Band Booster meetings are on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room. The Band Boosters meet September through May; there are no meetings in June, July or August.

Stay Informed:

Here are a couple of ways as parents that you can make sure you know what’s going on when it comes to Band:

  1. Refer to the Dowling Band calendar for current event and rehearsal schedules.
  2. Watch your inbox for e-mails from and please read the information that is being shared with you.
  3. If your contact information has changed or you are joining us mid-year, please contact our Band Booster Secretary, Molly Weber.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the other Band Booster Officers. Thank you for your support of our DCHS Band students!!

Andrea “Drea” Cook
Band Booster President