Parent organization to support the instrumental music program at Boulder High School including three orchestras, concert band, wind ensemble, and three jazz bands – as well as rock band, drum line, pep band and other ensembles.
Welcome to the nationally recognized instrumental music program at Boulder High School!
We hope you will join us in supporting this vital and integral part of your student’s high school education.
The BHS Instrumental Music Parents Association (IMPA) is you! This is the organization for every parent of every student in instrumental music classes at BHS, which include three orchestras, concert band, wind ensemble, and three jazz bands – as well as rock band, drum line, pep band and other ensembles. IMPA conducts fundraising and provides student scholarships, as well as volunteers to support the instrumental music programs.
Funds contributed by parents via IMPA represent the majority of the non-salary budget for music education at BHS, providing $25,000-$30,000 every year to supplement the $2,000-3,000 provided by BVSD. This funding supports over 250 students in instrumental music classes, helping to:
Purchase the sheet music our students play
Maintain school-owned instruments and fund new instrument/equipment purchases
Support workshops, tours, and concerts
Cover travel to music competitions and festivals
Fund specialist teachers and guest conductors
Provide scholarships to instrumental students for private lessons and class trips
Advocate for music education in the Boulder Valley School District
and much more.
If you are the parent of an instrumental music student, please register and participate to stay up to date on IMPA and Boulder High School music program news, opportunities and events.
2019-20 School Year Fundraising Opportunities for BHS Instrumental Music Students!
Earn money for the 2020 Jazz Trip or just for your IMPA Student Account!
Make your donation today!
Your contribution of $185 per student is essential to support the excellent music program at Boulder High School.
This year's instrument needs are:
Orchestra instrument replacement strings - $4,500
Baritone saxophone -$4,000
Four cellos with bows and cases - $7,250
Bass clarinet - $2,100
Tip: In addition to a one time donation, you can also sign up for an automatic monthly contribution.
Raising Funds to give all Boulder High School Musicians Access to Instruments
We hope as you consider your year-end giving you will include Boulder High’s Instrument Fund in your plans.
See our Calendar for more events, or download 2019-2020 BHS Music Important Dates.