Roswell High School Band Booster Association (RHSBBA)


If you have a child in the Band then congratulations, you are now a member of the RHS Band Boosters (RHSBBA). The Boosters it is a great way to meet the parents and the kids your student will be spending much of their time with for the next four years. The easiest way to volunteer is by attending the monthly Band Booster meetings where you will learn more about the program and where it needs your help. Getting involved in the band program will give you the opportunity to share with your child the last four years of their education, these years that go so fast and are rarely enjoyed by many parents. The band parents are needed to support the directors, and help with the details of fundraising, transporting, feeding and watering an organization this size.The band needs parents to be able to function; it is for this reason that we urge you to get involved. Join one of the many committees; we need your help. Grandparents, siblings, or any member of your family can get involved and make a difference.

 

Band students working in Vickery Creek during the annual MARCH (Musicians Acting with Responsibility, Compassion and Hard Work) fundraiser. Full Story


Meet the 2020 RHSBBA Executive Board


Michael Dal Cerro

Co-President

president@roswellband.com

As Co-President, it’s my sincere desire to make 2020 the best it can be!  I have a strong passion for success and being a positive force.

Serving on the Board is all about the kids. I want to continue the great tradition of Roswell Band while leaving fingerprints on the hearts of the kids that will last a lifetime.  For the experiences of Roswell Band to provide long lasting impact to the kids, like it did for me from many years ago when I graduated from RHS back in 1991.  I was also in the Roswell Band, including the Marching Band and various indoor bands. 

Prior to my role as Co-President, my wife Marineli and I served as Co-VP’s of Ways and Means in 2018.  We have been married for over 22 years and have 3 wonderful sons, including Carlo (Class of 2021) who plays the trumpet. 

I am a senior recruiting professional specialized in the management consulting and high tech industries.  I serve as Managing Partner of Dal Cerro Group, LLC; a purpose-driven services firm to help you ‘Make Your Move’ at work, home, health and community.

My love for Roswell goes back to when I first moved here in 1986.  It’s home and always will be.

 

Greg Freeman

Co-President

president@roswellband.com

Roswell has been my home for many years and I have enjoyed participating in my son's school activities, as well as his sports and Boy Scouts endeavors. Now that Nicholas is a percussionist in the Class of 2022, I welcome the opportunity to participate in the band experience. With the music program at Roswell High School, he has found a great group of friends, instructors and band parents to make his high school experience the best it can be. His mother, Caroline, and I are so happy to see him with a group of peers and adults who can encourage his interest in music and his overall development. In my professional life, I am a freelance writer and author of seven narrative nonfiction books on wartime experiences and other historical events.

 

Craig Baughn

Co-Vice President

vicepresident@roswellband.com

My wife, Shannon, and I have been a part of the Roswell community since we moved here in 2000. As a former high school band member, I am excited to see our children grow in their musical endeavors. While this is my first year on the board, I have supported the band through three years on the pit crew. Shannon and I have been married 22 years and have three children. Trinity, Class of 2020, is one of the drum majors for the Swarm and plays Baritone Saxophone. She has loved the Roswell band since day one and it has been amazing to watch her thrive through her high school years. Kalyn, Class of 2023, is looking forward to joining the Color Guard when she enters RHS in the fall. Xander, Class of 2025, just began his band journey as a baritone player at Elkins Pointe MS.

I am the owner of a small landscape company, Eden Again Inc. My family and I are also very actively involved in our church, Crabapple First Baptist, where I volunteer in the youth ministry and serve as a deacon. I am looking forward to being a more involved part of this great organization.

 

Chris Lewis

Co-Vice President

vicepresident@roswellband.com

I’m the Dad of Alto Sax student Cameron (Class of 2022) who is also active in the Marching Band and Indoor Drum Line.  I have lived in Georgia since I was transferred here in 2006.  And I have been a Roswell Small Business owner since 2017.  In my spare time when I’m not working or being a Band Dad, I volunteer with the 501st Legion which is a worldwide Star Wars costuming group donating time to charity events.

As a former Band Student in High School and Junior High, I firsthand know how music programs benefit students.  It definitely takes the Band Parent community to support the students in the program and I’m excited to be a part of the RHSBBA Board giving back to the Band Program.

 

Jane Sowden

Vice President, Support Services

supportservices@roswellband.com

I have been part the Roswell community for over 20 years managing a local veterinary hospital and moved here 6 years ago and now live and work in the Roswell community. I am a licensed veterinary technician and have no shortage of animals at our home. I am a stepmother / mother to three children My stepdaughter, Nikki Burkhart is a flute player in the band and is also a member of winter guard. I was excited to be able to volunteer and become more involved in something that is so important to her. Band and winter guard were a huge part of my time in high school and I am excited to donate my time to be a part of a program that means so much to her. My stepson who starts at Roswell in the fall of 2020 is an avid video game player and plans on playing baseball. My daughter was born in 2009 and is very involved in dance at a local Roswell dance studio. The three of them keep us very busy. 

I look forward to my new role with the Roswell High School Band Boosters. 

 

OPEN

Vice President, Ways and Means

waysandmeans@roswellband.com

 

Cathy Kramer

Director, Communications

communications@roswellband.com

I am an Atlanta native, growing up in what is now the city of Brookhaven. I attended Chamblee High School, until 10th grade, then graduated from Riverwood High School.  I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Eckerd College in St. Pete Beach. After Eckerd, I achieved a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Medical College of Georgia. I currently work as a physical therapist between 2 clinics; The Shepherd Center and Women First Rehab.

My family and I attend Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta and we volunteer in their toddler program, Waumba Land. I am the mom 3 children.  Conrad who is in 9th grade at RHS and plays the trombone, Abigail, who is in the 7th Grade, and attends Crabapple middle school. Davis, who is in the 5th Grade at St. Francis. 

A few fun facts about our family are that both my husband and I are Atlanta natives, both my husband and I as well as all 3 of our kids were all born at Northside Hospital. I’m excited to be involved with the Roswell Band Board and support this program.

 

Christina Knutson

Secretary

secretary@roswellband.com

My family relocated to Roswell four years ago and we have grown to love the area and community. My husband Josh and I are high school sweethearts of 21 years. Our oldest, Aurora (Class of 2022), is a passionate percussionist on the drum line of the Roswell High School Marching Band. She is also an avid swimmer and an aspiring aerospace engineer who faithfully attends Space Camp each summer. Our youngest, Alex (Class of 2025), just joined the band family this year playing the clarinet for Crabapple Middle School. He also plays soccer with the City of Roswell and hopes to be a marine biologist. I am the Customer Service Manager for the IT department for Applied Research Associates, a company based in NM that does science and engineering projects for the government. Josh and I are proud to be Hornet parents and have been enthusiastic supporters of the marching band since day one. I hope to use my organizational and detail-oriented skills to be a valuable contributor to the Roswell High School Marching Band’s success!

 

  

Aimee Christian

Treasurer

treasurer@roswellband.com

Our house is chaos with four kids in four schools and lots of activities, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. As an entrepreneur, I own a Property Management company and my husband owns a Mortgage business. Alan and I have four kids: Lex (RHS Class of 2022) who plays mellophone for Marching Band and French horn in Wind Ensemble and participates in crew in the spring. Our daughter Ana (8 th grade CMS, after being homeschooled her elementary years) plays bassoon and Santos soccer. AJ is at Mill Springs Academy in 6 th grade. He loves playing the trumpet in their band and swimming. Our youngest is Abigail. She is homeschooled through the hybrid called The Kings Academy and loves dancing, singing and acting.  I am looking forward to working with the incredible Board the band has in place.