The recent vote by the Danville High School Band Boosters to host the KYPAA Cherry Regional Band Contest would not have been possible without the support of the school administration and the athletics department.
The contest will bring renewed recognition to the DHS band program, a program that is very much on the rebound thanks to director Jeff Towns. Even though most of the focus appears to be on the high school band, the money that will be raised from hosting the KYPAA contest also supports the middle school program. Larger instrument purchases such as tubas, percussion instruments, money for travel to concert festivals, music purchases and instrument repairs are at least partially funded through the booster organization. The same also applies to the high school program. Scholarships, money for additional instructors, uniforms, marching drill writers and music arrangers are also funded in part by the booster organizations.