Page Updated: September 19, 2023
Current Events In Need Of Volunteer Help
Below is a list of immediate upcoming events where we need volunteers. Each sign up link will open a new window to Sign Up Genius.
Marching Band Competition – Parade of Champions @ JMU
Safe Halloween – Donations
Safe Halloween – Volunteers
Marching Band Competition – VBODA Marching Assessment @ Massaponax HS
Marching Band Competition – VMBC Championships @ Liberty University
Homecoming Football Game vs Handley
Needs for Marching Season
As of August 15, 2023 – We rely on donations of bottled water to help keep the band students hydrated at football games and competitions throughout the marching season. Now that the season has officially started, we are requesting donations of bottled water which can be dropped off in the band room at Sherando. Any amount of water you can donate is much appreciated!
General Band Booster Volunteering Opportunities
There are a lot of areas where volunteers are needed throughout the year. Based on previous years, over 3000 volunteer-hours are needed to cover all activities the Band Boosters are responsible for.
Weekly/bi-weekly newsletter emails will keep everyone up to date with the latest band news and events. These emails will contain volunteer sign up links so that parents can easily volunteer for the different activities. We understand the complexity of each families schedules, but even if you can help for one hour at one football game, that will be a big help to helping us achieve our goals for the year.
Listed below are many of the areas we typically need the most help with each year. Please help as you are able. We can not do any of this without our wonderful band parents!
Competitions / Band Trips / Parades (eg. Apple Blossom), etc.
Help with different fundraisers throughout the year
- Band Camp meal help (setup, serving, clean up)
- Band Camp snacks (preparation, serving)
- Performance Meal help (Parent Preview in August, refreshments after concerts, etc.)
- Band Awards Banquet help (in May each year)
- Will help when needed (as events are scheduled)
Prepare and serve dinner on Friday nights prior to home football games
Loading and unloading equipment truck before or after performances
- Fitting uniforms during August Band Camp rehearsals
- Help with uniforms before or after performances
Props – Marching Band
Help with prop building, moving, and holding during marching band performances.
Band Booster Association Leadership
If you are interested in learning more about serving in a Band Booster Association Board Member position, you can reach out to a current Board Member.