The Williston Band Boosters Board is what makes things happen behind-the-scenes for Williston Band Boosters. Board Members are all unpaid volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to the Williston Band Boosters organization.

 
Brian haaland, president

Brian haaland, president

Brian has been involved in the Band Boosters since 1990 but he's no stranger to the performing arts in Williston. A WHS graduate, class of 1990, he first became involved in band in 5th grade, at Rickard Elementary School, under the direction of Pat Lund. From then on, he was in band, choir, and swing choir through middle and high school. 

"Iā€™m involved because I believe in this group and what it stands for. We are here for one reason: to help the students."

Tina Hanson, Vice president

Tina Hanson, Vice president

Tina first joined the Williston Band Boosters in 2012. She has personal experience in the performing arts from her time in high school, where she played percussion in band and sang in choir. 

"I joined the Band Boosters because both our children were in the band program and I know what a great benefit it is to participate in music related programs. I truly believe Williston has one of the best music programs and it surely shows in the number of kids participating."

 
Jodie Hanson, Secretary

Jodie Hanson, Secretary

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Tammy Bakken, Treasurer

Tammy Bakken, Treasurer

Tammy has been a part of the Band Boosters since 2016. Though she was not very involved in the performing arts herself, all four of her children have been in band, choir, and drama at WHS. Her children received scholarships for band camp and other events prior to her joining the Williston Band Boosters.

"I wanted to help the organization that funds so many performance events for our youth."

 
Cheri Anderson, Board MEmber

Cheri Anderson, Board MEmber

Cheri has been a part of the Band Boosters since 2009. As a student, she played trumpet in the band, sang in the choir, and participated in school plays. She also participated in the Missoula Children's Theater when they were at her school.

"Without this organization, the music and art departments would not have the assistance they need to make the programs better or enhance their longevity." 

Schelle Thomas, Board Member

Schelle Thomas, Board Member

Schelle joined the Williston Band Boosters in 2009. In high school, Schelle played trumpet and saxophone. 

"Along with the talents that come out of all our programs, teaching our students that volunteering is great experienceis also teaching them life lessons that will stay with them always.

"We support these programs because they support our kids, which is our future."

 

Photographs courtesy of Shawna Thomas Photography.