Hello from the Competition Food Committee!
We are another little section of the VILLAGE that it takes to keep Marching Band season running smoothly! Basically, our job is to feed the kids, directors, and staff a hot meal between showtimes on competition days. We also provide snacks and water for the bus rides to and from competitions. (The students are sometimes asked to bring a sack lunch to eat on these long competition days.) There is a lot of info below, but please read it through carefully, as we rely on every family to help in some way.
This season, there are 5 competition events/days. The BPA provides all paperware and the protein component for each meal. With the awesome help of our Grillmaster Team and our 2 grills, we cook all meals onsite. We have divided up the 5 events between band families, based on sections. The chosen sections for each event will sign up (via SignUpGenius) for food donations to round out the rest of the meal. We also hope that when it’s your section’s turn, that you come help us serve the food and hang out with other parents!
We will serve our tried and true standbys again this year: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Pancakes and Sausages, Tacos, and Sub Sandwiches. We cannot cater to every food preference, but we do offer vegetarian, gluten free, nut free and pork free alternatives. That being said, we do not take food allergies lightly, and we would like to speak to you privately about those. PLEASE CONTACT CYNDI STAHL AT CYNDISTAHL@GMAIL.COM ASAP IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE EATING VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN, NUT OR PORK FREE, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER ALLERGIES. WE WANT TO BE SURE TO HAVE ENOUGH OF THE NECESSARY FOOD. You are always welcome to send your child with their own meal, if that is easier.
When it is your section’s turn, you will receive a SignUpGenius 7-10 days before the event (NOTE: the Baking/Dessert Committee is separate, so if you signed up to help that committee, you may receive 2 sign-ups that week). It is very important that we have your food no later than 8am (or whatever call time is) the morning of the competition: that is when we load up the food truck. It should be brought to the band closet, located at the East entrance to the Fine Arts Building. If something is missing, we will assume it’s not coming and we’ll have to go buy it. If you need to make arrangements to deliver the food an earlier day, please contact Cyndi Stahl.
Here are the section assignments:
- Sept. 28 Legacy Marching Festival Flutes and Sousaphones
- Oct. 5 Douglas County Festival Trumpets and Clarinets
- Oct. 12 Lakewood/D’Evelyn Festival Baritones and Mellophones
- Oct. 15 State Qualifier TBD
- Oct. 29 State Championship Lunch Alto Saxophones
- Oct. 29 State Championship Dinner Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, and Drumline
New this year, we are not going to ask the Color Guard and Pit to contribute to a meal, since they have additional responsibilities on competition days. In place of that, we are going to ask that those two groups contribute to the general supply of water bottles, either providing 2 cases of water, or $10. We use these both at meals as well as on the travel buses. We will contact those two groups separately regarding this.
Thank you in advance for your support of this amazing adventure we call Marching Band!! Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions!
Your Food Committee chairs,
Cyndi Stahl firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-931-3904