“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” -Elizabeth Andrew
There are many opportunities for you to get involved. Even if you have limited availability, the smallest contribution goes a long way. It does take a village to support our marching band students, directors, and community. Meet other band parents and have loads of fun while helping out. The following committees are in need of your helping hands.
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” -Winston Churchill
Support band directors, organize BPA and volunteers.
Support the color guard section, including Winter Guard season.
Put together the Marching Band Directory. It is recommended that this person be familiar with graphic layout and design and can set up mail merge. Past chair is available for training.
Photography and creation of buttons with the student images.
Take pictures throughout the season and share with the Facebook admin.
During the summer and band camp, you will assist in getting measurements, order shoes, and assign uniforms.
Build props for the show, if necessary. Construction experience helpful, but not required.
This committee connects parents to encourage and support students and staff. Decorate the band room with signs, banners, plates and photos, etc.
Tshirt and Band Wear
The committee selects, orders and sells band logo apparel. These are sold at Spirit Night and possibly other events.
GETTING THE BAND ON THE FIELD
Competition Food Committee
Band camp snacks, competition lunch or dinner… Meal requirements vary depending on the event and timing.
Competition Food – Grill Masters
Operate the 2 griddles to create hot and tasty food for the band
Competition Food – Truck / RV
Provide your pickup truck or RV for use transporting grills and food
Provide baked goods for Back to School Night, Competitions, and Various Events.
Uniform – Plumes
Distribute plumes to band members before performances, collect them directly after.
Help move pit equipment on and off the field and in and out of the truck.Benefit to you is that at competitions you won’t have to pay to see the band perform – you’ll get on the field for FREE!
Football Seating Committee
The band sits together at football games. To keep uniforms clean and dry, unroll seatcovers along the bleacher seats.
Water (football and parades)
Serve water in cups to the band members several times during a football game and parades.
Butter Braids and Cookie Dough
Organize the Butter Braids and Cookie Dough sale campaigns
Entertainment Apps / Books
Coordinate the selling and delivery of apps / books.
Sell King Soopers & Safeway fundraiser grocery cards to parents. Work with grocery stores and band treasurer to ensure proper accounting of funds.
Organize fundraising events at local restaurants, where a portion of the night’s proceeds are given to the band.
Coordinate auction to be held at Fall Concert. Volunteers will be needed to solicit local businesses or other donations and organize item displays.
Coordinate the back to school night dinner, working with restaurant, arranging set-up, and alumni band parent volunteers.
Band Spirit Night
This is a party at school on the last night of band camp. Volunteers will help with membership processing, spirit wear sales, food, and volunteer sign-up.
8th Grade Chili Night
Coordinate the chili dinner served to the band and visiting eighth graders. This is many future Bruins first introduction to Marching Band!
At the end of the year, the band has an awards night to celebrate their year.