Our job as Boosters is to help Mr. Taton continue to help our band program advance toward the world-class program he envisions. The Instrumental Music Boosters provide support, not direction. Like other band programs, much of the needed equipment and instruction may go to individual sections of the band (especially to percussion, Mount Pleasant Marching Band, and jazz bands) rather than being spread evenly across all band members. This is not favoritism but a focused effort to provide for these ensembles that do not receive traditional funding, as well as to enhance the band sound and image as a whole entity. At the monthly IMB meetings we welcome your opinion and feedback. If you disagree with the way we are raising or spending money, please let us know in a positive and constructive manner. We also encourage you to identify alternative approaches that are better for the band program. After all, we are a voting body and all IMB members have a right to be heard, make motions, and vote on motions – reflecting our democratic ideals.