What We Do


The Newport Band Parents Association (NBPA) enriches our students’ band experience in many ways…

  • We provide information to parents
  • We encourage parent involvement with the band program
  • We plan and host special events
  • We coordinate volunteers
  • We support the Newport High School Band staff
  • We provide a forum for new ideas
  • We raise and administer funds to support band opportunities and supplement the equipment budget, allowing us to buy and repair instruments for the students and to provide need-based student financial assistance for various events

2017-2018 NBPA Board


The Board meets once per month during the school year, generally on the first Tuesday of the month. Check the Charms calendar for exact dates.  Families of band members are welcome to join us. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

President: Irene Budlong
Vice President: Madhu Kachru
Treasurer: Scott Chin

Board Appointments

Marching Band Coordinator: open position
Gala Committee: open positions available
Freshmen Parent Outreach: Lori Hanson
Middle School Liaison: Micki Larimer
Jazz Festival Chair: Hilary Fulton
Volunteer Coordinators: Lisalynn Reed
Website Managers: Irene & Bert Budlong
Kiosk Sales: Diane Wong
Cispus Retreat Coordinator: Hilary Fulton

2017-2018 NBPA Bylaws


Here are the NBPA Bylaws 2017, last updated in June 2017.

The NBPA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID# 91-1548007.

Photography – Bert and Irene Budlong

Website creators – Bert and Irene Budlong