The Red Devil Band: A Legacy of Inspiration
Since its inception in 1950, the Red Devil Band at Kathleen High School has proudly stood as one of the oldest high school band programs in Polk County. With their first uniforms purchased in 1951, the band embarked on a remarkable journey, performing at KHS athletic events and representing the school throughout the community. Embrace the inspiring legacy of this exceptional ensemble and join us in celebrating their enduring tradition of excellence.
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Empowering the Red Devil Band: United in Dedication
Established in 2013, the KHS Red Devil Band Boosters Inc. is a passionate non-profit organization of parents and volunteers, united in their mission to empower the Kathleen High School Band program. Through their unwavering commitment, they offer invaluable support in fundraising, concessions, equipment purchases, appearances, competitions, and so much more. Join us in applauding their dedication to nurturing the talent and potential of our young musicians.
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Celebrating a Team of Expert Instructors
The Pride of Kathleen is honored to have a team of dedicated instructors, each bringing a wealth of diverse backgrounds and expertise to our program. Committed to fostering an environment that promotes academic excellence, personal development, social enrichment, group identity, recreative activity, school pride, and community service, they ensure a musically enriching and enjoyable experience for every member. Join us in celebrating the invaluable contributions of our exceptional staff.
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About Us

This website serves as a comprehensive resource for students, parents/guardians, and the community to learn about the Kathleen High School band program. Here, you will find information on the program’s rich history, the various ensembles within the band, how to join The Pride of Kathleen, and what to anticipate as a member. The Director of Bands, KHS Red Devil Band Boosters Inc, and dedicated volunteers collaborate to maintain and manage this website.

KHS Red Devil Band Boosters Inc.

Misssion Statement

Established in 2013, the KHS Red Devil Band Boosters Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the Kathleen High School Band program. Comprised of volunteer parents/guardians, alumni, school staff, and community members, our mission is to assist with fundraising, concessions, equipment purchases, appearances, competitions, and other essential aspects of the band program. All parents/guardians of students involved in the band program are automatically voting members of the booster organization.

Our executive board, including the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Band Director, oversees the management and organization of resources. Executive board members are nominated and elected annually, with all parents, guardians, and volunteer members eligible for nomination.

The KHS Red Devil Band Boosters Inc. adheres to the Polk County School Board’s “Guidelines for Internal and External Support Organizations.” All volunteers must follow these guidelines and report any violations to the Band Boosters Executive Board, the Director of Bands, and/or Polk County Public Schools.

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Organization Bi-laws

Name
KHS Red Devil Band Boosters Inc

FEI/EIN Number
46-3447579

Principal Address
1100 Red Devil Way
LAKELAND, FL 33815

Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 967
KATHLEEN, FL 33849

This organization shall be operated as a nonprofit organization exclusively for the support of music education and as such, will support the following educations objectives: Cultural, Educational, Service, Citizenship, and Recreational.

This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for CHARITABLE and EDUCATIONAL purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. 

The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes of the marching band and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer, or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. 

On the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for Kathleen High School Band and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

The Band Director schedules a parent meeting towards the end of each school year (typically in May). During this meeting, parents, guardians, and volunteer members present can nominate individuals for the four executive board positions.

A nominee must accept their nomination and agree to take on the responsibilities of the position before proceeding to a vote.

Once the nominee accepts the nomination, attendees of the meeting will cast their votes to elect the nominee for one of the four executive board positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Band Boosters Executive Board

President

Scott Phillippi

Vice President

Fred Ormsbee

Treasurer

Angela Ormsbee

Secretary

Tamera Miller

Program Staff

Director of Bands

Anithio Miller

Photograph of Rebecca Wyatt the Color Guard Coach

Color Guard Coach

Rebecca Wyatt

Percussion Instructor

Tony Rotolo

Majorette Coach

Kimberly Holbert

The Pride of Kathleen Red Devil Marching Band Established in 1950 Circle Logo

History of KHS Band

Established in 1950, The Pride of Kathleen Red Devil Band has a rich heritage as one of the pioneering high school marching bands in Polk County Public Schools. Upholding the values of academic excellence, personal development, social enrichment, musical growth, group identity, recreation, school pride, and community service, this esteemed band has impacted countless lives. Discover more about the band’s fascinating history by clicking the button below.