The community provides vital financial support needed to help the band program and its students thrive. Sponsorships partially fund scholarships for students in need, our fall marching band production, workshops with renowned clinicians, and performances at local venues with professional musicians. As a sponsor, businesses and other community members gain enhanced visibility, exposure, and access to new audiences.

Your support provides an equitable experience for ALL students in the band program regardless of financial status.

How to become a community sponsor

You can learn all about our sponsorship program for the 2023-2024 academic year in the sponsorship brochure. Once you are ready to become a sponsor, please follow the steps below.

Do you have questions about partnering with us? Contact our band director, Spencer Hile, with any questions at [email protected]

Step 1: Register as a sponsor

Use our online form to register.

Step 2: Make your sponsor donation

You can make your sponsorship donation by check or credit card.

By check
Please make the check out to “Hersey Instrumental Association” and put your organization name in the memo line. Please send the check to:

HIA Sponsorship Drive
c/o Spencer Hile
John Hersey High School
1900 E. Thomas St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

By credit card
Please visit our credit card sponsorship page.

Step 3: Submit your logo and ad

You can provide your logo and ad to us in either of the following ways:

Logos that are square on a white or transparent background work best.  It is preferred that it is a large image, 300 dpi in png or pdf format.  However, if you don’t have a version of your logo that matches these requirements, then simply provide us with the best image that you have available.
Ads should be should be sized at 7” x11” and the highest quality that you have available. It is preferred that they will be in png or pdf format but we can work with other image formats if these are not available. Please note that this ad will be displayed throughout the year and so if any offers are provided, it would be best if they do not expire before 6/30/2024.

Benefits of being a community sponsor

The sponsorship brochure contains the full details about the benefits of being a sponsor.  A summary of the benefits is below.