West Suburban Home School Band
WSHSB Band Boosters 2012-2013
The WSHSB Boosters are band parents who contribute their time and talent to fill the variety of needs of the band program. Each job no matter how large or small - is necessary. Since the bands inception in 2001, to make the band what it is and keep our fees as low as possible; no one is compensated for what they do. In order for the band to survive we rely on the assistance of ALL the member families.
Starting with the 2012-2013concert season, we are instituting a required sign-up system for WSHSB Booster hours. We are requiring one parent from every family to sign-up for at least 4 Booster hours per band calendar year (from Orientation Meeting through the end of July). Some jobs are ongoing while some are one-time only. Sign up at http://signupschedule.com/wshsb. Please know that there will be ads on this site because we have chosen the free version.
Signing up for the required Booster hours must be completed as part of the registration process and before your Fall registration will be accepted. Music will not be distributed until registration is complete.
This obligation needs to be taken seriously. Please 1) Sign-up if you did not fulfill your initial task or consider an additional open job if your first was not too demanding. 2) Do the task you agreed to. 3) Find a replacement if you cant fulfill your job. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
REHEARSAL POSITIONS (one for every hour of band)
Safety Marshall - the parent on duty for that band hour is to maintain order & periodically (every 15 minutes) check the parking lot for no loitering and to ensure that members stay in hall. The Safety Person for Symphonic Band also sweeps the hall at the end of the night and takes out the trash.
Adult Musician plays an instrument as a helper in one or more of the bands
BAND APPAREL (annual order)
- SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST POSITIONS (annual contest)
door monitor acts as an aide to the judge in timing student's/audience entry in and
out of the judging room; keeps order outside the room, serves the judge by providing
refreshments, sharpened pencils, the transfer of completed judging sheets to runner,
communicates to the runner which events need to be staged outside the room.
find contestants who are not yet at their judging position, and inform them to take their
place at the judging room; perform other tasks that require sending forms, messages or
supplies from the judging room or the door monitor to someone else at the contest
SEC hostess bring coffee and supplies for judges
SEC set-up set up rooms for the contests
SEC clean-up reset facility and pick up trash
Assistant Logistic Coordinator helps the Coordinator do the above
Dress Rehearsal Clean up check under chairs and in aisles; pick up trash
Music Permissions Coordinator- gains all permissions necessary for performance and music
Concert Ticket/Flier Producer- graphically designs and produces concert tickets and fliers
Concert Program Producer- designs and produces the concert program
Concert Party Coordinator organizes a reception for the band after a concert
Cummerbund/tie distributor generally Thursday before concert, distributes concert apparel
Usher direct and assist guests on concert night
Greet/Lobby Table/Ticket Collection mans the main table in lobby, greets guests, oversees donation box, collects tickets
After Concert Clean-up - check under chairs and in aisles; pick up trash
collector generally Thursday after concert, collects concert apparel
Music sorter generally Thursday after concert, put music in song, instrument and score order
PLEASE NOTE - All purchases will be reimbursed and covered by the Entrance Fee.
Planning Committee participant
Money Collector collect and record entrance fees for the event
Collect RSVPs and create name cards
After Banquet Clean-up
Thank You Notes Write Thank-You notes after Banquet
Decorations - finding/collecting/or purchasing decorations
Gift Coordinator - purchasing gifts for seniors and honored guests
Tablecloths purchase additional tablecloths as needed/directed
Tablecloths wash and fold tablecloths
SUMMER MARCHING POSITIONS
Safety marshal keeps students safe from the cars at the fair grounds
collection collects marching hats in September and records their numbers
Color Guard supervises the children carrying banner in a parade
Cummerbund Manager distributes and collects cummerbunds for all parades of the summer.
Cummerbund Washer - washes cummerbunds at the end of summer
Flag Bearer - carries a full sized American flag at a parade
Patriot Auxiliary follows the band and assists as needed to band members, supervises the younger siblings behind the band
Safety Marshal clears the street ahead of band; helps keep order
Driver drives band members from the end of the parade (for parking) to the start of the parade
Water Wagon - brings water before and after parades or prepares and pulls a wagon in the parade that contains an igloo and cups