It takes an army of volunteers to help get our 150+ band students ready and transported to games or competitions; whether it’s parents measuring/assigning student uniforms, to pit crew in getting on the field and transporting instruments and props. If every band parent signs up for one or two opportunities, we have all the bases covered. As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work!”
Volunteer and chaperone opportunities are sent out via SignUpGenius and they go quickly! Please update your email account information in CHARMS so you are added to the distribution list. Below are descriptions of some of the many roles we need to fill. Thank you for your support!
Questions? Contact Rebecca Macias, VP Operations, Band Boosters.
*All Game Day Volunteers should stop by the uniform closet in the band room to pick up a “volunteer lanyard” for admittance to the football game.
Game Announcer (all Home Games): Introduce marching band at half-time, thank band sponsors by name. Contact Mr. Galway for the script.
Home Game Assistant: Sit in stands with the band. Help throughout game with uniforms, refreshments, cleanup etc. Detailed instructions found in the uniform closet in the band room.
Props Specialist: Assist with additional props on/off field.
Pit Crew: Help students move instruments to/from the field before/after performance.
Band Room Monitor: Adult needed to remain in the band room during the game. Monitors all who enter/exit the band room.
Game Day Lunches: Assist with distribution of game day box lunches to those students who have purchased.
**Typically, volunteers for competitions receive complimentary entrance into competitions. In some cases, only a limited supply of complimentary passes are available and you may need to purchase a ticket.
Chaperone: Arrive 60-minutes prior to scheduled departure. Check-in with Mr. Galway. Responsible for first aid and medical bags. Chaperones must ride the bus with the students and stay with the students at all times per LCPS regulations. Assist students with uniforms & hat plumes, load coolers and distribute water as needed.
Pit Crew/Bus Rider: Help at school & competition venue with loading and unloading equipment on trucks. Help with students and instruments before/after performance. Must ride the bus with students per LCPS regulations. (Will be lifting heavy/awkward equipment).
Props Specialist/Bus Rider: Assist with additional props on/off the field for performances. Must ride bus with students as per LCPS regulations.
Drive/Tow – Tahoe & Trailer: Drive the school’s Tahoe & tow the SOF trailer, load equipment, drive to/from event, unload and return trailer to practice field lot. Special Requirements: A copy of your driving record and a 45-minute training session with Mr. Galway is required for this position.
Co-Pilot – Tahoe & Trailer: A co-pilot is required to ride with the Tahoe driver. Assist at the school & competition venue with loading/unloading equipment. Help with students, equipment as needed.
Drive 26′ Rental Truck & Pit Crew: Rent reserved truck early on Saturday mornings & park at Freedom HS as per competition itinerary. Load equipment, drive to/from event, unload, return rental truck. Assist Pit Crew during performance.
Co-Pilot – 26′ Rental Truck & Pit Crew: A co-pilot is required to ride with the 26′ rental truck driver. Assist with loading equipment, drive to/from event, unload, return rental truck. Assist Pit Crew during performance.
Unload Truck/Trailer: Assists with unloading the SOF trailer and rental truck once they return from competitions at Freedom. Trucks/Trailers typically arrive at Freedom 30+ minutes before the buses with students and pit crew.
Numerous volunteers are needed for the Mattress Sale and TAG Day (Door to Door donation campaign). Please keep an eye out for the SIGN UP GENIUS prior to each fundraising activity.
MARCHING BAND CAMP:
There are lots of ways to volunteer during band camp. We will need parents/volunteers to donate water, assist with the cooling stations, transportation, first aid, measure students for uniforms etc. Please keep an eye out for the SIGN UP GENIUS for these opportunities.