There are plenty of volunteer activities for each and every band parent, including the building of props, pit crew, chaperoning, food committee, and many others. Have fun spending more time with your student and using your gifts and talents.
Below are descriptions of each committee. We encourage parents to get involved. It really does take a village to get the band on the field! Benefits are having fun, getting to spend more time with your student, and using your gifts and talents. Call or email any Band Booster member for more details.
Chaperones are mainly needed during marching band season but are also need throughout the year. Jazz Band and The Winter Guard will need chaperones when traveling to competitions. Generally parents with students in these groups will volunteer to be chaperones when asked.
The Pit Crew is actually a very important part of the show. The Pit Crew's job is to set up and take down any props the band is using for the show. At band competitions, there is a time limit to get the band and any props on and off the field. If we go over the time limit, the band is docked points. If anyone in the band/pit crew/band staff steps on the field before the judges say, the band is docked points. Getting docked points could make or break our placement at the competition.
The Pit Crew has 2 minutes to get all props on, set up on the field, and get ourselves off the field, while the band members are going to their start positions. After the show is preformed, the pit crew and the band members have 3 minutes to get everything and everyone off the field.
Depending on how many and the types of props, we usually need a large number of volunteers for the Pit Crew. Having a large group is a plus because maybe not everyone will be able to be at every home football game or competition. We will need the same amount of crew at each performance, but as long as we have a core of volunteers who can be at all the performances, a few that switch out now and then will be fine. This is where the Sign Up Genius sign up sheet comes in handy. Everyone, along with the Pit Crew Team Chairs, will be able to see how many have signed up for each performance and will know which performance we need more volunteers for.
The Pit Crew had a "uniform". It consisted of a t-shirt with the show logo on the front and "Leo Pit Crew" on the back along with purple camo pants. We have been the talk of all the band competitions.... Everyone wanted to know where we got those pants! The camo pants aren't required, but we do prefer everyone has the t-shirt so we look like a team.
The Pit Crew Chair may be one person or a team. This person or team needs to be at every competition. They lead the rest of the pit crew in the following:
Each volunteer on the Uniform Committee, is assigned a group of uniforms that they are responsible to wash after competitions.
The Uniform Committee Chair will assign lists to each volunteer and set the schedule for washing them. If at any time during the season you are unable to continue washing your group of uniforms, please let us know so we can find someone to take over.
The Uniform Chair is also responsible for:
The Sewing Committee will be called on to help with alterations of uniforms during the fittings and any repairs needed to the uniforms before/during competitions.
Uniform fittings usually happen during band camp, and it is helpful for at least one sewing committee member to be at fittings to help the Uniform chair.
The Chair for Painting Props is to coordinate any meetings regarding painting, and schedule times of when the painting will be done. Painting is usually done during band practices, so we will have access to the back room.
All Committee members are asked to bring their own paintbrushes and other supplies needed for painting.
The Chair will meet with Mr. Myers to find out what props/carts are needed for the show and coordinate times of when to meet to get the props/carts built. The chair may also assign committee members items to build.
This usually involves using/rebuilding existing props from previous years.
Looking for parents with a truck and a hitch to pull the Percussion Trailer for the following:
Looking for a parent(s) with a CDL license to pull the semi to competitions September – November.
We are also looking for anyone that has a truck cab to use to pull the semi - trailer. This would save the band from having to rent a truck.
The chair coordinates all fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help run each fundraiser. Below is a list of fundraisers the band participates in:
This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, held in December at the Christmas Concert. We are actively looking for committee members to make this event successful.
This Volunteer(s) would contact past sponsors and look for new sponsors for the band. This is just an important way to fund our band program.
We do ask each family to take our sponsorship letter to their employer(s) and ask what they are willing to give.
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