Marching Jamboree

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

The Stagg Marching Jamboree is the first of four major fundraisers held by the Stagg Music Boosters. Held every September, the Jamboree showcases the finest high school marching bands in the state performing their competitive marching arrangements. Though it is a performance venue for marching bands, the money raised through the Jamboree benefits the entire Stagg music program: from band to choir to guard!

Click here for a schedule and other information!

Volunteer!

We are in need of many parents and student volunteers to help this run smoothly and successfully. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM and run to approximately 9:00 PM. However, we will need volunteers to help with setup and cleanup, so you can begin as early as noon or stay as late as midnight.

Any amount of time you can spare would be greatly appreciated. There are tasks that require minimal physical effort and can be performed seated as well. There is something for everyone!!

Please review the list of duties below and then click the button to select a duty and a time frame! For convenience, each duty is listed in 2-hour increments. If you can volunteer more time, please do so! You can select any duty in any time frame, and mix and match as you please! We need all the help we can get, and everybody benefits from you time.

(Student volunteers can sign up for community service hours by adding their contact information to the sign-up forms posted outside the band and choir rooms.)

Contact Ian Chafee if you have any questions.

Click here to Volunteer!

Volunteer Duties

Below are the duties the Jamboree typically requires. Note that except for parking, all of these positions are supported by student volunteers. (Lots of them!)

Program

Create and format program to be sold at the Jamboree. (This is not a day-of position. This person will be working on the program in the weeks leading up to the jamboree.)

Guest Services

Concierge: Provide guidance to attendees as necessary; check-in volunteers; act as Jamboree “home base.”

Ticket Booth Attendant: Sell tickets and programs to incoming attendees.

Air Grams Attendant: Take air gram orders.

Nurse: Scrapes, bruises, lost limbs, etc. This role requires that you be an actual nurse.

Bleacher Attendant - Home & Visitor: Provide seating assistance to attendees; ensure that everyone entering stands has a wristband; prevent spectators from entering stands while bands are performing.

Band Services

Band Check-in Attendant: Check the bands in as they arrive, give them schedules, wrist bands, and practice instructions.

Band Guide: Help check in bands. At the appropriate times, guide bands to their practice areas and then to the field. Allow access to field at appropriate time. At end of performance, guide band back to their buses.

Pit Guide: Help check in bands. At the appropriate times, guide pit members to their practice areas and then to the field. Allow access to field at appropriate time. At end of performance, guide band back to their buses.

Concessions

Grill - Grill, baby, grill!

Concession Attendant - Set up/clean up concessions building. Take food orders, accept money and provide change, serve food at main concession stand.

Concession Drink Stand Attendant - Set up/clean up concessions tent. Take snack and drink orders, accept money and provide change, serve refreshments at tent adjacent to main concession stand.

Chuck Wagon Attendant - Set up/clean up chuck wagon. Take food orders, accept money and provide change, serve food at concession cart near visitor bleachers.

Chuck Wagon Drink Stand Attendant - Set up/clean up chuck wagon tent. Take snack and drink orders, accept money and provide change, serve refreshments at tent adjacent to chuck wagon.


Parking

Band Bus Guide - Guide buses and equipment trucks to appropriate locations in the parking lot. Recommend 2 volunteers.

West Lot Entrance Attendant - Provide information and parking assistance to arriving spectators; ensure that vehicles do not enter the front driveway

West Lot South/Handicap Gate Attendant - Provide information and parking assistance to arriving spectators; ensure that gate is closed to attendees; provide access to people with handicap placards, band staff, and judges.

You've reviewed the list of duties, now click the button to select a duty and a time frame! For convenience, each duty is listed in 2-hour increments. If you can volunteer more time, please do so! You can select any duty in any time frame, and mix and match as you please! We need all the help we can get, and everybody benefits from you time.

Contact Ian Chafee if you have any questions.

Supplies Needed!

Thanks to a generous donation by Absopure, Inc (www.absopure.com ), we will NOT need water donated this year.

Instead, we are asking that each family donate a beverage to be sold at our Concession Stand based on the FIRST Letter of the student's LAST name.

  • A - I - Case of COKE
  • J - R - Case of DIET COKE
  • S - Z - Case of SPRITE

For ease of planning, please bring donations to your Music Directors at your earliest convenience.

We are also in need of several canopy tents to be used as stations at the Jamboree. If you have one to spare for the duration of the Jamboree, please bring it to the football field parking entrance around noon on the day of the Jamboree!

Working together, it will be a beautiful event for everyone involved. Thanks for your help in making our programs the best they can be for our students!!

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, “Home of the Chargers”

8015 W. 111th Street Palos Hills, IL 60465