HGI Sponsorship information
The Hendersonville High School Band of Gold is a long standing tradition in our community. Thousands of talented students have graced the school hallways, football elds, parade routes and concert stages over the years.
Another tradition has emerged from the Band of Gold – the Hendersonville Golden Invitational Marching Band Contest. Now in its 28th year, the Hendersonville Golden Invitational (HGI) provides a venue for visiting bands to compete for ratings and honors as well as improve and build on their performance by receiving immediate feedback and critique from a panel of distinguished judges.
We invite you to be a part of this wonderful tradition by becoming a sponsor of HGI. You may become a sponsor by:
1. Advertising in the event program book
2. Supporting a trophy or participation plaque
3. Contributing to our “Hats Off to the Band of Gold” campaign
Last year, we had 22 competing bands located in middle Tennessee and northern Alabama. Total spectators including the competing bands approximated 7,000 people in Hendersonville High School’s football stadium for HGI. What a cost/bene t for the sponsorship dollar spend!
HGI also represents a fundraising opportunity for the Band of Gold. For the 2015-2016 school year, the Band of Gold received funding of approximately $9.00 per marching band student from the county. That funding level is a far cry from what is required in order for the Band to participate in planned activities for the school year. (No funding from the county was received for the concert band, orchestra or choirs.)
On a positive note: the 24 band members who graduated in 2016 had a combined average GPA of 3.5. The combined average ACT score of this group was 26, which is higher than the state, national, system and school average. All senior band members are college bound with a total scholarship dollars awarded of approximately $296,000. These young people are dedicated, respectable, hardworking and give back to the community in Hendersonville.
Your monetary support has a tremendous impact for the Band of Gold program and produces an incredible return in the lives of these aspiring musicians when you invest in the ne arts programs of our public schools.
Please see the attached sponsorship forms for the ways in which you can help support the Band of Gold and HGI and invest in these ne young people.
President, HHS Band Booster