Haverford Band & Orchestra Parents

About BOPs

The Band & Orchestra Parents Organization (BOPs) is a parent-run organization that supports the music education program in the School District.  Established in 1929, BOPs' original mission was to purchase uniforms for the band, orchestra, and color-guard.  Over the years, BOPs added other essential duties to support music education, including but not limited to:

There are many ways to support our Band and Orchestra programs: volunteer with BOPs

We need volunteers to help with various events during the year. Many activities require only a few hours of time. Volunteering your time is also a great way to stay involved in your child’s active life. Watch for email messages from BOPs asking volunteers.

If you plan to volunteer – and we hope you do – the School District of Haverford Township requires 3 clearances outlined in Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law. The two state clearances are free for volunteers. If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 consecutive years, an FBI Criminal History Record, which requires you to be fingerprinted, is also required. Cost is $27. Complete details are available on the school district's website.

EZ Fundraising for Your Student-Musician & BOPs

BOPs fundraisers directly benefit Haverford instrumental music students, by providing musician uniforms, extra practice instruments, assistance with scholarships, community outreach, and personal trip-account accumulation.  Your participation in our fundraising programs is an easy way to help our music department and our children.

When you do Grocery Scrip or ShopWithScrip gift card fundraising, half of the bonus BOPs receives goes into your musician's trip account.  What you raise for your musician, can be used towards BOPs dues, Middle School trips, and/or High School trips.  Check out the Music Trip Information page to find out how it works for you.

Grocery Scrip

Cards for grocery stores are available in $50-$100 denominations (smaller denominations for other stores are noted below) for:

  • Acme
  • Shop Rite
  • Giant
  • Colonial Village ($25 coupons)
  • Young's Produce ($5 coupons available for this local vendor on Eagle Road.)

Learn more on our grocery scrip information page.

Centrella's Hoagie Vouchers ($7 coupons)

BOPs also sells vouchers for Centrella's hoagies. Each voucher is $7 and can be used toward the purchase of any cold hoagie or sandwich at Centrella's on Brookline Boulevard.

Grocery scrip and Centrella's coupons are available:

Gift Cards

Think everyday shopping, birthdays, holidays, whenever you or a loved one will spend money at one of the hundreds of retailers (and e-tailers) that participate.

Orders are submitted monthly for physical cards (see schedule for ordering on gift card info page), but with ScripNow, PrestoPay and MyScripWallet, you have many options to get scrip immediately!

In addition, you can purchase reloadable cards (e.g. CVS, gas cards, Acme, etc.) that purchase once through BOPs and then reload from your computer or smartphone.

NOW EASIER THAN EVER TO ORDER! Learn more on our gift card information page.