It literally takes a small army of adult volunteers to “take the show on the road.” A typical away performance of the marching show requires about 75 volunteers in a wide variety of roles that vary from driving rental trucks, to sound crew, to the hydration team, to uniform support.
In addition to the away performances, the Band Aides run the snack bar concessions for all home sporting events. This requires a steady supply of volunteers to staff these events. Additional help is needed for non-event support including: fundraising, social media support, sponsorship solicitations, clerical help, chaperoning, etc.
If you are the parent of an incoming band student, please consider getting involved with the organization. Ask every parent whose senior student is graduating and they will all tell you that their one regret is not getting involved sooner. Please take a look, below, at some of the various volunteer support functions that are regularly required and staffed by adult volunteers.