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I am the Manager of a high school’s Band and Choir programs and have been using Charms for 10 years. With over 200 students and families to manage, Charms has made it so much easier to communicate with families, keep track of payments, manage fundraising and trips, and awarding points. In addition to the individual student information, Charms also contains our instrument inventory, music library, and uniform inventory. With all this information in one location, the Band and Choir Directors, the Booster organizations, and I have access to the information we need right at our fingertips. Our parents also appreciate the ability to log into their student’s account to see how much fundraising money they have, what payments are due, or how many points they have towards their year-end awards. We recently started using the Charms Store which has made it much easier for parents to pay their fees, make trip payments, or order spirit wear. It has given us the ability to take orders for fundraising items from the community and alumni. The ability to create reports for almost any scenario is also a great help to me and the Booster organizations. From financial reports to student reports organized by instrument for concert programs, all the information is right there in an instant. The ability to create statements and receipts helps when sending “gentle reminders” of overdue fees or balances. I have been trying out Charms 2 and find that it is just as easy to use and has a refreshing new look. I am looking forward to working with the final updated product. I was very glad to see that with Charms 2 you can add more than one attachment to an email! Charms is definitely worth the annual cost if you are looking for a way to improve communication with your students and families, help your Booster organizaitons with their tasks, and consolidate the information from the many facets of your Band or Choir program.
Laura Hogan - Band and Choir Manager
South Lyon East High School - MI