Announcing our Newest Proud National PTA Sponsor… BAND!

Just in time for the start of this unusual and challenging school year, BAND has signed on to become National PTA’s newest Proud National Sponsor.

Band is a free app that helps facilitate and improve two-way communication for groups. Over 40 million groups and 8 million coaches, teachers & leaders are already using BAND, including youth sports teams, small businesses, schools, and other groups.

It turns out that BAND may be a perfect match for many PTAs, too—especially now.

“Technology like BAND is helping to make it more convenient for families to be involved in their children’s education and strengthening family-school partnerships. This is more critical than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and many families and schools are continuing with remote learning,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA.

As a PTA leader, you can use BAND to communicate with your officers, parents, teachers and school staff, etc., on one platform through features like group messaging, notifications, calendars, RSVPs, pictures & videos, polls, video calls and more.

At a time when many PTAs are paying monthly or yearly subscriptions for various digital platforms and services, such as to host virtual meetings and livestream events, switching to the BAND app may allow you to reduce or eliminate some of these expenses.

So, you might be wondering, how will BAND specifically be supporting National PTA and what can you expect to see in the years ahead from this collaboration?

On the practical side, there soon will be a PTA BAND for PTA leaders across the country to connect, share tips and resources, and help each other improve how they operate. In addition, PTA and BAND will create educational resources on ways to increase and improve two-way communication between home and school, and how to use the BAND app itself safely and effectively.

On the heartfelt side, BAND especially wants to honor our nation’s hardworking parent volunteer leaders, teachers, and students through the alliance with PTA. BAND has pledged to support Reflections as well as Teacher Appreciation Week, and there are some fun surprises and helpful enhancements in the works as a result of this new sponsorship. (Stay tuned!)

“National PTA is thankful to BAND for helping us celebrate, recognize and honor our nation’s teachers and student artists,” notes President Boggs. “It will be great to see and share all the creative ways that PTAs use BAND to communicate, coordinate and celebrate, even when we can’t come together in person as we normally do.”

BAND is available for free on iOS, Android, and the web.

For more information, visit https://about.band.us.


BAND is a Proud National PTA Sponsor and receives promotional consideration, such as this blog post, as part of their sponsorship benefits. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement of BAND is implied.