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2023-2024 Elections

This years election for the Sound of North Band Boosters is next month! We have had people nominated for the positions and have accepted to run, if anyone else is interested in running, please let our nomination chair, Courtney Marcum, know by email at before April 9th.


Primary responsibilities of the President are: 


  • Provide a good example for other parents to  follow, because you represent the band booster organization to administration, school board members, and the community

  • Provide leadership, training, instruction, and troubleshooting 

  • Leads the board in selecting chair people for committee positions 

  • Work with treasurer and directors to prepare the annual budget

  • Assist board members and volunteers are in the performance of their duties and provide guidance and support as necessary

  • Schedule, develop agenda, and chair monthly board meetings 

  • Communicate with band directors/staff regularly 

  • Active liaison between parents and directors 

  • Maintain a posted calendar and communication system with assistance from the directors 

  • Chair Sponsorship Activities 

  • Oversees and directs band camp, invitational, special events, and Jazz A la mode 

  • Check the PO Box and Booster Box for communication, bills, payments, etc, and distributes to the correct board members and/or committee members

  • This is a time and labor intensive position that requires time at school, at home, and at competitions

Denise Sharpe I graduated from IU School of Dentistry and have been a hygienist for 17 years. I am all about seeing your kids smile. I am married and have 8 children, Brooklynn (28-mother of my two grandsons, Grant (8) and Lynnden (7) and another grand-baby on the way), Seth (25-SON tenor saxophone and color/winter guard alumni, a behavior health therapist, going to school at Wright State for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, color guard tech at Miamisburg, and a member of Pride of Cincinnati), Tyler (23-SON trombone/baritone and winterguard alumni and currently is an installer at Prestige Printing), Dezyrae (18-Senior in color/winter guard, works at ICare, and will be going to school for Early Childhood Education), Kayonna (17-Senior in color/winter guard, works at ICare, and will be going to school for Early Childhood Education), Myra (14-8th grade color/winter guard member), Willa (12-6th grade winter guard member), and Taiytim (8-was a member of junior cadet winter guard when it was offered). I love camping, singing, spending time with family, and being a band/guard mom. I am completing my 12th year as a band parent, 10th year as guard ambassador, and fourth year as Vice President for SON. I have been the fundraising chair and in charge of dine to donates and spirit wear for the last four years. I taught the junior cadet winter guard and was on volunteer staff for the color/winter guard for two years. I have volunteered in most areas of the band and guard and have helped to plan, organize and execute our events, including band camp, invitational, Jazz A La Mode and many others over the last 12 years. I have also served as the marching band cheer mom and lead the spirit section for the last 10 years. I am a very experienced band parent and I always have the members best interest at heart. I am willing to do whatever it takes to make this program a success. I look forward to working alongside each and everyone one of you and your children.


Primary responsibilities of the Vice-President are: 

  • Provide a good example for other parents to follow

  • Assist the President in the performance of duties 

  • Identify and oversee fundraising activities

  • This position requires more time during fundraisers 

Dana Beagle My husband and I moved to Columbus in 2012 for my job and stayed to raise our 3 wonderful children. We have a son who graduated from North in 2020, a son who will graduate from East in 2024, and a daughter who will be a freshman at North this Fall. I work at the local hospital as a Lead Certified Surgical First Assistant working in Open Heart surgery and I am the service leader for OB, GYN and Robotic surgery. In charge of ordering products, scheduling, education and assist in performing surgeies. I have also been an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 1559 here in Columbus and an EMT/ Firefighter for my home town back in West Virginia. I have spent many years in various leadership roles, organizing groups to execute and complete task to achieve and set goals. With this being said, I believe that I will be an asset to the Band Boosters as well as bringing a fresh pair of eyes to the group. This is my 4th season that I have been involved with winter guard and it will be my 2nd marching season.


Primary duties of the Secretary are: 

  • Provide a good example for other parents to follow

  • Attend monthly board meetings and take and provide past minutes at the monthly booster meetings 

  • Keep minutes of Executive Board Meetings  

  • Keeps a copy of all records, including bylaws, minutes, and any other documentation 

  • Provide a monthly newsletter 

  • Communicates with parents via email, Remind, and Facebook 

  • Communicates with the Website Coordinator for content 

Jamie Hoffman I attended Purdue University where I obtained my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004, and I currently work as a clinical pharmacist editor for a drug information company. I have three children, Conner (16 - tenor sax), Drew (13), and Jolie (10). I enjoy distance running, gardening, and being a band mom. Next year will be my fourth year as a band parent. I enjoy volunteering for the Sound and Spirit because the kids are fantastic. I am so proud to be a small part of such an amazing program and group of kids, and I look forward to serving as a volunteer next year.


Primary duties of the Treasurer are: 

  • Provide a good example for other parents to follow

  • Receives all payments, donations, and fundraising proceeds for deposits

  • Pays all bills for band and reimbursement expenses per the budget

  • Receives and reconciles banking statements

  • Creates and reports the financials at the monthly meetings

  • Maintains the financial statements

  • Pays Staff and files tax documents

  • Completes annual tax reporting to state and federal authorities 

  • Prepares a budget based on past years for directors and board to adjust and approve annually

  • Works with the Student Accounts person to maintain consistency with financials 

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the banking institution 

  • This position is time consuming and requires attention to detail and organization 

David Dornfeld, MST, CPA David graduated from the Kelley School of business and received his masters degree in taxation from DePaul University in Chicago. He worked as a CPA in Chicago for 4 years before moving to Indiana with his wife who was completing her medical training. He worked as a CPA part time while raising his children. He now owns his own CPA firm, Dornfeld CPA, where he specializes in personal and small business taxes. David has experience as treasurer of the Multiple Sclerosis Wellness program for 5 years and the Parkside PTA for 6 years. David grew up in Indianapolis but he and his family moved to Columbus in 2006. He has lived here since that time except for 18 months when the family lived in New Zealand. He is committed to Columbus and making it a better place. David has been married to Mandy for 24 years. They have 3 children – Luke, Noah and Violet. Luke will be a drum major in the upcoming season and Violet participated in winter guard and hopes to join the Sound and Spirit of Columbus color guard for this summer/ fall season.

Charity Phillips About Me: Hi my name is Charity Phillips. I have been your band treasurer for the last four years and hope to continue to serve you with the same integrity, enthusiasm, and compassion that I have always done. Additional Band Duties: Marching Band Volunteer, Trailer puller, Truck loading and unloading, Pit Crew, Jazz Alamode Volunteer, Concessions Volunteer, Invitational Volunteer, Trophy Sponsor, ISSMA Volunteer, Past Uniform Volunteer, Band Cheer Squad, Gator Maintenance, Active Band Donor Education: I graduated from Indiana University with my MBA with a concentration in Data Analytics and was the winner of the 2022 Georgia Blair Miller Business Student Award. I also have a bachelors from Florida State University at Jacksonville in Supervision and Management and an Associates with Honors from AIU in Business Administration. Personal: Mother of 9 (2 step, 2 acquired, 5 biological)- 3 children in this band (1 alumni (Lexie), 1 senior (Alex), and 1 sophomore (Glo)). Grandmother of 4 new grandbabies age 1 and under! I am the proud parent of two children who serve(d) in the US military and of one future US Navy member. Sci-Fi enthusiast, Active Urban Homesteader (Canning, preserving, cooking, backyard chickens, rabbit), Community Gardener, Assistant Scout Master for Eagle Bound Scouts and Merit Badge Counselor, Parent Volunteer for High School Club Lacrosse Team, Past Miyoshi Japan Host Family Related Volunteer Experience: Current Treasurer (4-years) - Columbus North High School Marching Band Booster Association Pit Crew for the last 5 years Current Assistant Scout Master/Merit Badge Counselor for troops 557 and 1557 Previous Treasurer (3 years) - US Army Family Readiness Group Fort Campbell /Charlie and Delta Battery Previous Girl Scout Leader/ Trainer/ Service Unit Member/ Cookie Monster Work Related Experience: OptumRx (A subsidy of United Health Care) – Scrum Master – Modernization, Six Sigma Green Belt Abercrombie and Fitch, Systems Engineer – US and Global Accounts Receivable, Account Management Reconciliation Hospital Corporations of America (HCA), Senior Product Analyst – Clearing Accounts, Payroll and System Balancing - Created and Maintained reconciliation software Northrop Grumman – Systems Engineer – Quality Assurance, Accounts Payable and Vendor Relations Convergys Corporation – Corporate Instructor for Payroll, Benefits, Recruitment, and HR. Duval County School Board – Analyst -Attendance and Reconciliation As a parent of military dependents, I understand the need for the band to be a place of inclusion and acceptance. The band family is important to the emotional and social growth of our children. Music transcends all backgrounds and labels; everyone has a place and a part to play. As your treasurer I will work to keep everyone appraised of the financial aspects of the band and support our band directors’ vision for your children’s 2023-2024 band season.

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