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The Band Boosters are all volunteers. Executive Committee positions are filled by elections in the spring of each year. Chair positions are appointed by the Executive Committee with guidance from our band director. If you are a parent of a band or color guard student that would like to volunteer, please email


Executive Committee 


President, Ty Walck ...

Vice President of Operations, Tony Bernocco

Vice President of Fundraising, Melanie Hutcheson

Treasurer, Melissa Cuebas ...  

Assistant Treasurer, Jessica Vanda

Membership Secretary, Traci McDonald

Recording Secretary, Elena Fournier

Chair Positions

Amanda Sotomayor, Financial Secretary

Provides assistance to NBB Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.

Debbie Raises, Marching Band Summer Camp Chair 

Organizes summer camp food and volunteers. 

TBD, Marketing/Publicity Chair

Oversees online store, event marketing, social media and band/color guard promotion.  

Jamie Koonce, Cut-Time Chair 

Primary contact for student/parent software platform.  

Jessica & John Vanda, Inventory & Uniforms Chair 

Oversees inventory of band uniforms and equipment.

Shannon Quant, Travel & Chaperones Chair 

Oversees logistics for travel and assigns chaperones for off-campus events.


Oscar Samuelson, Band Props & Logistics

Oversees logistics of moving instruments and props on and off the field. 

TBD, Student Recognition Chair

Coordinates special events for students including Senior Night, Band Banquet, Band Dance.  

TBD, Music Festival Chairs

Coordinates the Newsome Music Festival, a Florida Marching Band Coalition competition

TBD, Sponsorship Chair

Seeks sponsorships from area businesses and maintains relationships within the community.

Jess Waldman, Spirit Night Chair

Coordinates spirit nights, bingo nights and raffles 

Angela Ward, Merchandise Chairs 

Coordinates orders of all team and event wearable, and other band-related merchandise

Michael Gides, Parking Chair

Oversees volunteers who collect parking fees at Newsome home football games

Sally Bernocco, Yard Signs Chair

Coordinates sale of spirit signs in fall and graduation signs in spring.

Jessica Key & Amie Hargett, Colorguard and Winterguard Liaisons

Sally Bernocco & Shannon Quant, Indoor Percussion Liaisons 


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