Current Volunteer and Donation Needs

 

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Chaperones

Contact: Tobey Lopez: chaperones@greenhopeband.org

It takes about 3500 chaperone hours to keep our kids safe throughout the Marching Band season. Chaperones consist of parents/grandparents/friends of the band that help with organizing, directing and keeping the kids safe during practices, competitions, football games, parades, fundraising events, and other performances. Duties include help with providing water and snacks, handing out bandaids or ice as needed, monitoring your assigned group and helping to keep students safe.  This is a great way to spend time with students, to see them in action and watch them transform the show over the entire season!  [Note: Chaperones must have current Volunteer Registration Clearance on file with WCPSS, so be sure your paperwork is complete!]

 

Social/Hospitality

Contacts: Lou Anne Cartaino: hospitality@greenhopeband.org

Come help us feed the masses!  Our group plans and coordinates meals for staff at home band camp and Saturday practices, plans and coordinates Friday night pizza dinners for the band students before home games; provides set-up, clean-up and coordinates sign-ups for the marching band banquet and the end-of-year Band Banquet.

 

Band Camp

Contact: Jen Milazzo: bandcamp@greenhopeband.org

During the two weeks of band camp, we focus on the care and well being of the marchers. We are always in need of field snacks, camp chairs, and afternoon snack items. We need assistance preparing and serving the dinners on the late nights during band camp. 

 

Colorguard

Contact: Melissa Cavanaugh, Heather Arcuri, Andrea Forbis: guardchair@greenhopeband.org

You don’t need to be a colorguard parent to come and help.  We are looking for volunteers to help with uniforms, hair, make-up and flags, mostly on football game and competition days. We need help with all the aspects of making flags, from cutting to pinning to sewing.

 

 

Fundraising

See the Band Booster Board page on the website for a full list of fundraising chair contact information

Funds are continually needed to manage long-term costs associated with the band that are not covered by fairshare payments (such as repairing and replacing instruments, cleaning uniforms, etc.).  A variety of fundraising efforts are planned each year.  In addition to the sections noted below, other efforts include researching grant opportunities with corporate, state or local entities, and managing donor campaigns from patron and corporate communities, Come help with one, or many, of these events or campaigns! We are always looking for new ideas!

 

For Fundraising Events: fundraising-events@greenhopeband.org

This group plans and coordinates community fundraisers such as Spirit Nights and car washes, Scrip and grocery card purchases, running concessions at Walnut Creek, football game ushering, Spring Daze and Lazy Daze fundraisers to name a few.

 

For Fundraising Sales; fundraising-sales@greenhopeband.org

This group oversees limited sales programs such as coupon books, fruit/wreath sales and yard sales.

 

Regiment Roadies and Props

Contacts: Rich Denbow: regimentroadies@greenhopeband.org 

and Patrick Poovey props@greenhopeband.org

Volunteer with the Regiment Roadies to assist students of the Front Ensemble and the Prop Committee in moving instruments, podiums, and props to and from the field at competitions and football games.  Roadies also coordinate the trucks/semi-trailer at away competitions and assist with loading and unloading before and after each trip.

 

Uniforms

Contact: Susan Bock, Football Games, Jacki Poovey, Competitions, Barbara Molnar, Uniform Fittings, Shilpa Nardkarny, Concert Attire: uniforms@greenhopeband.org

Have you ever wondered how students go from T-shirts and shorts to our great regiment uniforms during competitions and football games? Don’t let the curiosity bug you anymore! Learn firsthand with the uniforms committee. This group consists of parents and friends of the band that help with getting the students properly sized for their uniforms dressed at competitions and events, as well as keeping the uniforms clean and organized during the season. This is great way to spend time with students, see the show up close and personal and bond with other people who have interest in band.

 

First Aid

Contact: OPEN firstaid@greenhopeband.org

Do you have medical experience?  Are you a good caretaker?  Then this is the spot for you!  We work with other committees to plan and coordinate first aid assistance for our students for all band events.  This includes attending to students as needed, as well as managing provisions, and first aid supplies.

 

Historian: Videographer or Photographer

Chair: Danielle Goldberg, Angelo Milazzo:  historian@greenhopeband.org

Do you like to take pictures at events? If so, we would love to have you on this committee to add your photos to our band ‘history!’  We take photos at band performances including: football games, competitions, and concerts. We upload the photos onto a website for all band members to purchase or enjoy and some are used for the Green Hope yearbook, video presentations and banquet presentations.  Our goal is to include every student and to get a fair representation of all band members and activities.

 

Spiritwear

Contact: Wendy Pizzo: spiritwear@greenhopeband.org

Help dress our families in Green Hope Band colors!   We need assistants to help us sell and distribute spiritwear at some of our band events (such as registration night and Informance). 

 

Website and Databases

Contact: Dave McCowan: webmaster@greenhopeband.org

Volunteer to help our webmaster manage our databases or website.  This may include tracking information, making the website available and ready for significant events such as registration, posting information on the website. 

 

Other ways to Volunteer or Support GHHS Bands

Donations of food or supplies for band camp, football games, and competitions as well as monetary donations are always welcome.  Sign-ups for specific snacks/drinks/refreshment needs will be sent via band broadcast emails throughout the season.Monetary donations are tax-deductible and can be made at any time via the Green Box in the Band Hall or through the website – checks should be made payable to GHHS Band Boosters and addressed to our treasurer, Daphne Humphlett.