The Band Boosters began in 2006, when Bayard Rustin High School opened. Since that time, any parent or guardian with a student in the instrumental musical curriculum at Rustin High School has automatically been considered a member of our organization — there are no dues or fees associated with membership.
The Bayard Rustin Band Boosters, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our purpose is to provide financial, physical and moral support to the instrumental music programs at Bayard Rustin High School, including the marching band, color guard, concert band, jazz band and wind ensemble, allowing the students to participate in a broad range of activities designed to enhance their education in the performing arts.
Under the direction of Mr. Michael Shoremount, the Rustin Golden Knights Marching Band has garnered an impressive list of awards, including the US Bands state championship six times. In 2015 and 2018, the band traveled to Orlando, Florida, where they performed in the Florida Citrus Bowl Parade and in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
The funds we raise support this extraordinary program for all students who want to participate.
Director of Bands: Michael S. Shoremount
2019-2020 Band Booster Officers:
- President: Robert Ferguson
- VP of Funding: OPEN
- VP of Membership: Treena Marvel
- Co-Treasurers: Michael & Courtney Edmonds
- Secretary: Kelly Piscitello