Family engagement has  always been integral to the success of the NFHS Band Program.  Everyone has a part to play! Some people only choose one or two activities, some choose more, but any involvement is important, valued, and appreciated. Here are just a few examples of how you can participate and who you may contact for more information:


  • NFHS Band Booster Club Meetings - meets the last Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. Contact: Dorothy Shiakallis –

  • Chaperoning – needed at activities such as band camp, football games, contests, etc. - Contact: Leigh Burrell - 

  • Pit Crew – load trucks, build props and move props on/off the field at performances. Contact: Bob Ludolph –

  • Uniforms – measures, hems and maintains marching band uniforms. Contact: Beth Wagner –

  • Hospitality – sends food donations, prepares and/or serves band members at band camp & other events. Contact: Julie Wallen –


**Please note that if you would like to chaperone or volunteer to work directly with or around the band students, you must have a Secure Volunteer Card.**


This card is issued through the Fort Mill School District, which performs a background check to clear you to work directly with the students. It takes 5-10 minutes to complete and submit online. The school district will contact you regarding the results of your verification process. Please let Mr. Linkous know when you have completed the online form so that he can expedite the process.

If you already have a Secure Volunteer Card from one of the middle schools, it should still be valid.  However, be sure to check the expiration date on the card so that it doesn't expire during your tenure volunteering with Nation Ford Band. The cards are usually valid for three (3) years.