Walter L. Sickles High School Bands

HOME OF THE GRYPHONS  ~  7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa FL  33626



The Sickles High School Band Boosters is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that exists to support the financial operations of the bands of Sickles High School, to maintain enthusiastic interest in all phases of the band program, to promote the band in the community and to support and cooperate with the objectives of its band director.  It consists of family members and vendors who want to support the Sickles Band Program.  There is no fee associated with becoming an active member of the Booster organization.

Band boosters are needed to assist and support the band director with many different tasks throughout the entire year, not just marching band.  Being a part of this organization is a great opportunity to take part in your child’s musical education and watch, as not only they grow individually, but as a musical ensemble.  Never think we have enough help – there is always something to do.

General Band Booster meetings are typically held once a month, evenings, at the school.  All band family members are invited.  There is ongoing regular communication to band parents from Mr. Griffis, the Band Booster President, and on our social media.  Stay plugged in and you will get all the information you need.  At the meetings, upcoming activities, fundraisers, and events are usually reviewed.

If you have questions about being a part of this organization, don’t hesitate to ask any of the “veteran” band parents or SHS Band Booster Executive Board members.  They've all been there and are anxious to help you and your student succeed in band.

Updated 07-01-2019
  • PRESIDENT:  Nicole Byrnes
  • VICE-PRESIDENT:  Caroline Goodrich

  • SECRETARY:  Chris Wilson

  • TREASURER:  Ginny Thomas

  • FUNDRAISING CHAIR: Caroline Goodrich

  • HOSPITALITY CHAIR (Including Concessions):  Jen Lingo 

  • UNIFORM ROOM CHAIR (Including Caring Closet): Maribel Perotin

  • MOVING CREW CO-CHAIRS (The Moving Crew is the logistics team who moves equipment and supplies for our band.)
Orlando Calvo - Email:
Wade Childress - Email:

Click HERE for past Memo's Issued By Our Booster President 2018-2019:


The success of the Sickles High School Band program thrives on the support of parents and family members of our student musicians. In order to provide the best program and experiences for our students, we need all families to participate in supporting our organization. Volunteering not only benefits your student, but is a great way to meet other parents, learn more about the program, and be part of an organization where your students are involved.  We welcome extended family members along with parents – grandparents, aunt, uncles, and so on.  As long as you are registered as a volunteer, you are welcome to join us supporting your student musicians in grade 9-12.

The variety of skills needed is wide and varied.  If you don’t know what to volunteer for, please speak with us.  Once we hear more about your skills, interests, job, and experience, we may be better able to steer you in the most suitable direction.

Each volunteer must complete a Hillsborough County School District SERVE volunteer application in order to volunteer with the band.  Your application subjects you to a background check as a result of the Jessica Lundsford Act.  If you are accepted as a volunteer to chaperone an overnight trip, you must have approved on file a higher level of application that includes fingerprinting at the School District’s Velasco Building as part of the additional scrutiny.

Below are some of the opportunities you may volunteer for (some but not all opportunities are listed):

Volunteer Inquiry
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