Indy Pride

14492626_10211025314857102_128482451916063171_nThe uniforms have arrived.

Thank you to the community, parents, and students for your hard work and generous donations. If you haven’t seen the Indy Band in their new uniforms, we invite you to do so. Just check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Photo Credit: Kim LaPaglia

Rock the Band

On September 3rd, join us on the lawn behind the Westhaven Residents’ Center for an afternoon of food trucks and live music.

Benefit Concert - Full Poster (1) (1)Bring your blankets and/or chairs for this relaxing, family friendly event sponsored by the Westhaven Foundation.

As a show of support for our uniform drive, Westhaven Foundation will match all donations up to $2000.

Food trucks open at 5:00 pm and live music from Vic and The Spoils featuring the Independence High School Marching Band will begin at 6:00 pm.


Can’t make it to the event but wish to make a donation? We welcome any donations in any denomination.

IHS Band Uniform Drive

In keeping our Indy pride strong and our band looking its best, the time has come to replace our marching band uniforms. Although the existing uniforms are well-loved, they are also well-worn and ready to be retired.Picture1

We are hoping to start the fall 2016 season with our new look and in order to accomplish this, we need your help.

We have put the uniform drive together to make it easy for family/ friends/ supporters near or far to participate.

You can contribute online, through the mail, or in person.

Together, we can do this!

SCGC Event @ Indy on January 23rd

Don’t forget that IHS will be hosting a Southeastern Color Guard Circuit event featuring Winter Guard, Winter Drumline, and Winter Winds on Saturday, January 23rd.

Our very own Independence Winter Guard and Independence Drumline will be performing, along with 83 other Winter groups. This is the biggest show we’ve hosted and the largest of the season, outside of Championships.

Be sure to go to Charms and sign up to volunteer or donate necessary items. There is a lot to do and this is, by far, our largest fundraiser of the year. It benefits all IHS band programs and we are honored to be given the opportunity to host again this year.

If you have questions, please contact Amy Atkin @

IHS Band U.S. Flag Sales Subscription Fundraiser

The first IHS Band U.S. Flag Subscription selling day is November 1st. We need both students for selling and adult drivers. Sign up from the Calendar link above.

It’s a win/win for everyone! Great community service project, fun couple of hours with band friends, and a fundraiser all rolled up into one.

This is a great way to earn money for both student expected contribution fees and the general band fund.

We’ll be starting with the Tollgate community. If you’d like more information, please email Jessica at

Fall Fruit Sale

Thank you to everyone who sold fruit. It was a huge success and we’ll need a rather large group to help sort the orders, once the truck arrives. Information regarding sorting and delivery will be sent out closer to the delivery date. Great job, Indy Band!

The Independence High School Band is now selling fresh, Florida fruit.

This is a great way to help our students earn funds and a healthy choice for the holidays! Deliveries will begin around December 7th and prices start at $20. Ordering and payment is available through October 15th.

Contact any IHS Band student or email our VP of Ways and Means at to order or for more information.


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