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 sponsorship form and send it along with a check to:

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

Benefits of being a family sponsor

Gold Level Sponsorship: Up to $199

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

Platinum Level Sponsorship: $200 and up

Includes Gold Level Sponsorship benefits plus a ½ page ad in the 2023 CICBF program (the Festival Committee will contact the sponsor regarding their ad).

Platinum Sponsors also may either (please choose one):

  • Designate a student to:
    • Receive 20% of the sponsorship amount in their band account. (If more than one student is
      designated, 20% of the donation will be split between their accounts)
    • Fulfill their sponsorship sale requirement. (If more than one student is designated, one student will
      fulfill this requirement for every $200 donation)
  • 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