Traverse City Music Boosters


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In case you didn't know...


Support our high school bands with two amazing opportunities this Sunday and Monday!

Sunday, October 9th at 3pm at City Opera House - Michigan State University's Jazz Ensemble 1 (the National Champion jazz band) will perform with the jazz bands of Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School for this special event. Admission is FREE for general admission seating. Of course, free will donations will be accepted to support the local CHS and WSH band programs.

Monday, October 10th at 5pm at Thirlby Field - The Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District II Marching Band Exhibition comes to Thirlby Field on Monday, October 10, 2022. There will be 20 marching bands from around the region performing, including Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High. The first performance begins at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate; $3 for students, $5 adults, or $10 for family. Food trucks will be on site for concessions, including Gibby's Fries, White On Rice sushi, Cordwood BBQ, Sugar Buzz and Meredith Family Kettle Corn.

In case you missed it...

2022 Annual Meeting

Music Boosters held the Annual Meeting on September 29, 2022 at Traverse City West Senior High in their Orchestra room. Music Boosters were honored to have both WSH Orchestra students & WSH Musical (Kiss Me, Kate) cast members perform!

LEFT/ABOVE: WSH Orchestra students pause for a moment from their rehearsal to pose.

Our sponsors for 2022-2023 are...

PLEASE NOTE: We have filled our Sponsor positions for 2022-2023 Music Booster Benefit Concert! If you are interested in sponsorship in 2023-2024, we will begin accepting sponsorships in June 2023. These sponsorships cover our costs associated with the Benefit Concert. This means that 100% of our donations at the time of the concert go directly to scholarships and mini-grants!

Ann Porter, Associate Broker, Realtor



Phone: 231-944-4959

Apex Electric, Commerical & Residential

Phone: 231-313-1114

North Bay Produce

To learn how you can become a sponsor for the 2023-2024 season:

2022 Music Boosters Benefit Concert Dedication

Larry Burden

Creative Services Manager-TCAPS Media

Every year the TCAPS Music Department staff selects an individual or group that goes above and beyond with their support of the TCAPS Music Program. This year we dedicate the 2022 Music Booster Benefit concert to an individual who has definitely been behind the scenes - especially during COVID. This individual was instrumental in allowing us to share our music with family and friends during the last two years by spending countless hours recording and editing professional video that we could share with our audiences here and far away. His creative genius has also allowed us to share our musical explorations when we have traveled abroad by filming performances and providing interviews with students as they experience different cultures and then sharing them with family and friends who were not able to travel with us.

Who are we?

Traverse City Music Boosters, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed more than 50 years ago to support Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) music education. Membership is open to all parents and community members. We support all music education at TCAPS, from the youngest kindergarten learners through the most advanced high school students. If you have a child in a TCAPS music program, YOU ARE A MUSIC BOOSTER!

Our Mission

Supporting all music students and teachers in Traverse City Area Public Schools today; visioning for the music education needs of tomorrow.

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Music Boosters Endowment fund

Traverse City Music Boosters has options when it comes to donating. If you so choose, you may donate our Endowment through Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundtion. To donate to this fund, please use the link below.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the Traverse City Music Boosters, please click the Donate Now button.

CLICK HERE for more info on monetary donations

All monetary donations to the Traverse City Music Boosters are gratefully appreciated. Music Boosters runs on a tight budget with many services and supplies donated by active members. There are several ways to donate:

  • Make a general donation to the Traverse City Music Boosters Operating Budget: Click below to donate now with a credit card. Or, write a check payable to ”TC Music Boosters“ and mail to TC Music Boosters, 412 Webster Street, Traverse City, MI 49686 (or drop off in the TCAPS Music Office, 933-6984). Donations will help pay for student scholarships, costs associated with the Annual Benefit Concert in the spring, and student award plaques.

  • Make a donation to our growing endowment fund held at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation: Help grow this fund so that the annual disbursement is sufficient to fund ALL Music Booster scholarships. Checks should be made payable to ”GTRCF — TC Music Boosters Endowment“ and mailed to GTRCF, 250 E. Front Street, Ste. 310, Traverse City, MI 49684.




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