Wheat Ridge High School Music Boosters

A nonprofit organization

The mission of the Wheat Ridge High School Music (WRHS) Boosters is to promote and support the activities of WRHS's outstanding instrumental music program.


"The instrumental music program at Wheat Ridge High School was probably the single most important thing that kept my daughter interested in school, and, at one point in her time at WRHS, probably the ONLY thing that kept her from dropping out. This music program has taught her more about leadership, professionalism, and compassion for others than anything else she experienced in her entire K-12 experience. It provided a place where she felt she belonged and that motivated her to become something. The arts are critical in our young people's education and must be maintained. The arts make the world a much better place. Without them, we will be cheating our kids of a very critical aspect of their education."
- Dr. Charles A. Ferguson

"Marching band helped our daughters become better citizens by working together with a team for a common cause. They developed self esteem and confidence which helped them to become better adults. They learned the benefits of hard work. Band was a great influence in their lives."
- John and Kenda Hallinan

"The friendships, performance opportunities, and leadership experiences that the Wheat Ridge High School music program afforded our daughter were invaluable. The program served as an anchor that helped her successfully navigate high school and provided the foundation she continues to rely upon today."
-Chuck Moozakis


Wheat Ridge High School Music Program operates to promote and encourage the development of musical talent and skills in students at Wheat Ridge High School who are enrolled in instrumental music classes. By fostering music through learning education, we strive to encourage our students to participate in available music programs, to take advantage of leadership opportunities available, and to achieve higher education after high school by providing financial and logistical support for competitive, education and enrichment activities.

Background Statement

The Wheat Ridge High School Music Boosters was formed in 2004 as a means to direct funding and harness volunteers to support the music program. The Boosters work in tandem with the Instrumental Music Director to support and enhance the music curriculum offered through the high school. The Board is elected annually to oversee funding, coordinate transportation and logistics, and promote the program within the school and the community.

Wheat Ridge High School Music Boosters fund clinicians, instrument purchases, instrument repair, uniforms, transportation and competition fees for Marching Band, Orchestra, Concert Band, Winter Percussion, Winter Guard and Jazz Band. Approximately ten percent of the student body participates in some form of music education at Wheat Ridge High School.

Funding for public education is decreasing at a time when personal income is also declining. As these two forces converge, the Boosters are increasing their efforts to provide stable and consistent financial support for students in the WRHS' music program.

Organization Data


Organization name

Wheat Ridge High School Music Boosters

other names

WRHS Instrumental Music

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Small Organization


9505 W. 32nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


PO Box 1234
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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