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

2022-2023 NBPA Board

The NBPA and its board meet once per month during the school year, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Check the Charms calendar for exact dates. Families of band members are welcome to join us for any of these meetings. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

President: Julie Chopra
Vice President: Ken Lee & Kanchan Mukherjee
Treasurer: Barbara Mullen
Secretary: Sarah Newsum
Volunteer Coordinator: Cecilia Park

Board Appointments

We greatly benefit from many fabulous volunteers who contribute to special programs within the NBPA. 

Gala Lead: open position
Freshmen Parent Outreach: open position
Middle School Liaison: open position
Jazz Festival Chair:  Yunda Huang
Website Manager: Sanjay Chopra
Cispus Retreat Coordinators: Indira Pallinti and Dhananjay Ramaswamy
Football Game Meal Coordinator: Indira Pallinti
Uniform Manager: open position
Marketing Coordinator: Loan Chen

Photography – Bert and Irene Budlong

All Images © 2022 Budlong Photo

All photographs on the newportband.com website are © 2021 Budlong Photo and are for web viewing only. No photos contained within this site may be reproduced, downloaded, stored, copied, manipulated, altered, or used in any form without prior written permission from Bert Budlong with the exception that Newport band students may download, store, and use photographs for individual purposes. Using any image as the base for another illustration or graphic content, including photography, is a violation of copyright and intellectual property laws.

Website creators – Bert and Irene Budlong

The NBPA recently established its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the ID number 82-5443582. To ensure your donations reach us, please DO NOT USE the old ID number that ended in 8007.