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How To Get Involved

Chaperoning

~ Trips & competitions – meet at school, ride bus, supervise band members

~ football games – meet in band room, escort band to stadium, distribute water to band members, clean up band seating area, escort back to band room after game

~ parades – meet at school, ride bus, supervise band members, water distribution on parade route

 

Pit

Meet with crew early before games and trips, load equipment and props for transport, unload for performance, assist with moving equipment to field, reload after performance, transport back to school, unload to storage

 

Guard

Assist guard members with uniforms, makeup and flags, supervise members

 

Uniforms

~ hemming (quick turnaround time from band camp to first home football game Aug. 29) Hemming of pants, jackets and dresses needed 3 times during the year:

  • After band camp fitting

  • After concert attire fitting in November

  • Before Apple Blossom Parades

~ attire checking and collecting after football games, parades and competitions – check that all uniforms have been hung correctly by band members, collect and return to uniform closet

~ fittings – before marching and concert seasons

 

Competition (Battle on the Blue Ridge)

~ Parking – buses and equipment vehicles

~ Traffic Control – flow of traffic and directing buses to correct location and cars of spectators to appropriate parking areas

~ Concession – shifts available to assist with food sales and pickup

~ Greeters – greeting band directors and buses at the back gate and communicating with parking director number of vehicles

~ Guides – boarding buses upon arrival and escorting band to warm up locations, restrooms, performance

 

 

Competitions (continued)

~ Water Tables – filling cups and distributing water to bands at various locations from arrival to post-performance

~ Runners – deliver judges’ audio tapes to computer for download

~ Judges Hospitality – preparing food, snacks and drinks for judges booth

~ Field Assistants – directing bands on and off the field of competition

 

Tag Day – door to door canvas for donations for uniform replacement / currently short 25 new band uniforms

~ Driver – drive a team of band members to assigned neighborhood and supervise team as they go door to door, communicate with headquarters at MHS

~ Rider – supervise team of band members, work together with driver to make sure all members are safe as they go door to door, collect donations from team members, communicate with headquarters

 

Chicken Dinner – fundraiser held with percentage of ticket sales per student going toward student account, parents needed to assist with all parts of planning, preparation, serving dinners, donations, set up and clean up

~ ticket sales

~ donation of items needed

~ cut chicken

~ shift work available

~ cook chicken

~ help put together dinners and serve

~ set up and cleanup

 

Car Wash

Chair – pick up buckets, rags, soap, etc. from band room, collect money at car wash, assist with presale tickets, supervise band members, organize teams, setup and cleanup, return items and money to band room, request volunteers

Shift Volunteer – assist chairperson, participate as team member washing and drying vehicles, hang dry rags, supervise band members, help with refreshments

 

Gift Cards – Help build your child’s account by purchasing $25, $50 or $100 Martin’s, Food Lion, or Kohl’s gift cards. 4% goes into student’s account

Pride Card

~ assist with sales (first card sold per student goes toward scholarship fund and all cards sold after first card result in a percentage per card going toward student account for spring trip)

 

Spirit Wear Booth

~ assist with the sale table at home football games, concerts and other band events

~ shifts available

 

Blue Light Café – an evening of jazz and light finger foods at Millbrook

~ donate food items as needed

~ set up and cleanup

 

Spring Banquet

~ set up and cleanup

~ bring covered dish assigned by grade level

~ assist with senior tribute table

 

Band Camp

~ Chairperson - coordinate volunteers to assist with prepping and serving lunches and snacks, work with volunteers to secure donations and discounts for meals, price check for best deals on items needed, coordinate donations from band parents

~ Volunteer – assist chairperson with securing donations and discounts from businesses, prep and serve lunch, setup and cleanup, pick up food from businesses, donate items needed, assist with snacks and drinks

~ Donate items requested by chairperson

 

Other Fundraisers

~ New fundraisers will occur this year and we will provide information regarding how you can become involved. This is an important year for our children to earn funds toward the spring trip. Please encourage your child to work hard to earn these funds. We are open to new ideas. Please share them and watch for fundraising meeting dates and times.

 

For volunteer opportunities please contact: Jason Poteat (jasonpoteatmhsbba@gmail.com)
                                                                     Robin Owens (robinowensmhsbba@gmail.com)
                                                                     Renae Dunn (rudunn@comcast.net)

 

 

How Parents Can Get Involved

 

Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.

~ Mattie Stepanek

 

 

MHSBBA is an organization run completely by volunteers. Our common thread is our children who choose to be involved in one of the greatest teams of the school – the MHS Band.

 

The events and fundraisers of the MHSBBA provide opportunities for all parents to participate. There are many different ways to become involved.

 

Together we can make a difference for our children.

                              


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