Get involved as a volunteer!
Volunteering with the band offers opportunities for parents to share experiences with their students and get to know other parents in our community. We work hard but it feels like fun and is a great way to see your student in action from behind the scenes. If we all pitch in a little we can accomplish a lot, it takes a village to make our program a success!
Below are descriptions of some of our many opportunities for you as a parent to get involved in our program. This list only covers some of the regular and larger opportunities, and there are others not listed. Feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator for additional information or to sign up!
All volunteers must fill out the CCSD Volunteer/Mentor Application and sign the Guidelines for Volunteers each year and return it to Mr. Long. All forms needed to volunteer are listed at the bottom of this page.
- 8th Grade Night
- Band Camp
- Pit Crew
- Printer Cartridge Recycling
- SAPA Winter Guard Competition
- Senior Night
- Band Banquet
- Spirit Wear & Ticket Sales
- Water Duty
Descriptions of these Opportunities
These volunteers chaperone the students at all times during the marching band events (Friday Night Football Games: both home and away, Competitions, Parades, Trips, etc.). This will mean riding on the buses to away football games and competitions, supervising during restroom breaks, assisting students as we move from one location to another, etc. While playing during football games, the team of volunteers will help ensure that our band members stay hydrated and will tend to any small first aid assistance that is needed. We put in a lot of steps as chaperones, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
This team coordinates all aspects of the visitor concessions stand for all home games. Our team coordinator will ensure that all items necessary for cooking and selling are in place including, food preparation, utensils, etc. The team committee will assist the coordinator in purchasing, transporting, and stocking the concession booth, while the grillers are busy grilling up the best hamburgers and hot dogs in Towne Lake. We just recently moved in to our brand new concessions stand located on the vistor’s side, be sure and come by and grab a burger at the next football game.
Band Camp & Water Duty
This team fills water coolers prior to outside marching practices. This allows the marching band students to re-fill their water bottles during their breaks. The volunteers will chaperone the students on the practice field to help Etowah staff with any small first aid assistance that is needed or to help with an over heated student.
Band Camp & Extended Practice Hospitality
The hospitality team plans, orders, and delivers meals for staff lunches and band camp dinners. Team members are needed to help with set up and clean-up of meals for staff. This team begins its work in a couple of weeks prior to band camp and assists during all Saturday rehearsals.
This team coordinates all aspects of getting band equipment to the football games and marching competitions. The Pit Crew is key in helping the students load and unload instruments, props, and all items necessary for the EHS Band to perform at our events.
As a nonprofit organization we rely on fundraisers to keep our program going. We are always looking for exciting new ideas on how to acquire additional sponsors and funding for our program.
8th Grade Night
Eighth Grade Night is an evening for eighth grade students from E.T. Booth to experience a football game with the EHS Marching Band. The Eighth Grade Night team will be responsible for planning and executing the event as well as selecting a souvenir for Eighth grade students. The middle school liaisons will make contact with the middle school directors.
Senior night honors all seniors and their parents with a reception prior to a select football game. This reception offers heavy appetizers, a slideshow and a small gift for each senior. To receive a gift the student must be in good standing.
The Band Banquet is a celebration of all of the accomplishments over the last school year for our band and guard programs. During this event we also pay tribute to our outgoing Senior class with a slide show and awards. The hospitality team coordinates all aspects of this event from planning, decorations, awards, invitations, slideshows and more.
Spirit Wear & Ticket Sales
The ticket sales team will step forward whenever tickets need to be sold such as raffle tickets, band banquet or competition tickets.
Uniform volunteers will assist the team coordinator during band camp to fit all marchers and assist with fitting for marching shoes. During the season, these volunteers help with uniforms before & after football games, and for all competitions.
SAPA Winter Guard Competition
We will once again be hosting the Eagle Mountain Winter Guard Competition in 2022. We will need help staffing this event as well as providing hospitality, concessions, quiet police, logistics, and transportation for the awesome judges coming from around the country traveling to our show. This event is a huge moneymaker for our program and highlights what makes EHS and the EHS Band program one of the best in the state.
Printer Cartridge Recycling
Everyone participates in the recycling program. Just bring in your recycled cartridge and the team volunteers along with the coordinator will sort, box, and ship cartridges. The Band gets a credit for each approved cartridge in the form of a quarterly rebate.