Every year the Hersey Instrumental Association (HIA) raises funds to provide scholarships, sponsor learning opportunities, host family and student social events, purchase needed equipment, and fund band programs. We invite you to support the band by becoming a family sponsor. Family sponsorship is open to the entire Hersey community – parents, grandparents, alums, and friends of the program!

Become a family sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a family sponsor, please fill out the digital sponsorship form and send a check to:

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

Confirmation of your donation and a tax receipt letter will be sent to you via email. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Benefits of being a family sponsor

Gold Level Sponsorship: $100 to $249

  • Includes admission for immediate family (parents and children) to all band performances including CICBF

Platinum Level Sponsorship: $250 and up

Includes Gold Level Sponsorship benefits plus a ½ page ad in the 2024 CICBF program (the Festival Committee will contact the sponsor regarding their ad).

Platinum Sponsors can also choose one of the following:

  • Designate a student to:
    • Receive 20% of the sponsorship amount in their band account. (If more than one student is
      designated, the 20% will be split between their accounts)
    • Fulfill their sponsorship sale requirement. (If more than one student is designated, only one student will
      fulfill this requirement for every $250 donation)
  • or Give 20% of the sponsorship amount to the HIA Opportunity Fund to provide scholarships and
    other support to members of the Hersey Band who need assistance