What is Charms?

Charms is a tool for the directors and parent volunteers to communicate with parents and students in all areas of the band program.  In addition to keeping track of band students’ and parents’ email addresses and phone numbers, it has many organizational tools to make it easier to coordinate events, volunteers, committees, finances, etc.  Keep in mind that it is NOT connected to the WDM Schools Infinite Campus system, if your email changes, you’ll need to change it in both Charms AND Infinite Campus.

As a parent or student, please make sure the contact and email information we have is correct.  Also, if you wish to receive the occasional text message from the band department department (usually related to last minute changes in schedule, weather cancellations, etc), be sure the “Cell Carrier” field is completed.

To enter Charms, in a web browser visit:  http://charms.valleybands.org

1.  The first time you enter Charms, your Student Area password is your student’s WDMCS student ID.  After you’ve logged into Charms for the first time, you’ll be prompted to change your Student Area Password.  The account has ONE password, so the parents and student will both need to know this password.  If it’s forgotten, email webmaster@valleybands.org.

2.  Click the blue “Update Info” icon to change any of your information and click the green “Update” button when finished.  The most important fields are student cell phone, student email, parent(s) cell phone and emails.  Be sure the cell carrier field is completed if you want occasional texts (highly recommended).

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Communication to parents about all band activities will happen though Charms.  Please take the time to add any phone numbers or email addresses so we can be sure to effectively communicate to all of our band families.

3.  If you’re NOT able to log in to Charms, please contact Ryan Tow at webmaster@valleybands.org

4.  You can also access Charms via your mobile device by downloading the app “Charms Parent/Student Portal.” – All login information is the same between the website and mobile app.

Once in Charms, you can view and edit your student and parent info (icon along the top), and view handouts, volunteer opportunities, etc.   

Please email webmaster@valleybands.org with any questions.