Lower State 2A/4A Championship – Volunteer Slots

Less than a week until the Lower State 2A/4A Championship, which is Saturday, October 21st. Volunteer Slots have been added to the Charms Calendar.

Parents, Alumni, Siblings, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, the Band needs YOUR help to successfully host our first 2A/4A Lower State! Our success on this day will determine if we can continue to host this big event and make it a solid fundraiser for the bands bottom dollar year after year.

Band Students, you must work 2A volunteer slots only up until 3:30 pm. After that, Mr. Padgett will have a schedule for you to follow to prepare for your performance.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all or if you have any ideas of other groups we can reach out to for volunteering – wkbbfundraising@gmail.com.

Please see the descriptions below for each job and what it entails to make sure you understand what will be asked of you. These same descriptions are located on the Charms Calendar event.

Pre-Competition Set-up & Post Competition Breakdown – Adults/Students – Friday Evening, Saturday Early Morning & Saturday night.

This includes putting out signage, setting up the canteen and hospitality rooms, prepping the stadium and parking lot, water tables, etc. We will have a full list of these items that need to be done on each day to divide amongst all of the volunteers.

Students have to stay after the competition to help clean-up. Due to the nature of their schedule, they will get most of the day off, which means they can help our tired volunteers(their parents) get out quicker! Students will be assigned by Section to a Lead in each area to report to for direction. Students will be dismissed by this Lead once their area is put back to rights.

Band Registration Table – Angela & Kathleen Tent located about 50′ or so after the first parking lot split. Buses/trucks need room to pull all the way into the front lane so Spectators can turn to the left. And far enough away that the Parking Lot attendant can direct/answer general Spectator questions. Bands will have staggered arrival times. There will be packets to hand them with in depth competition information, including a map with pictures, schedule, Medallion Notice and Etiquette Guidelines. They have also already received these via email. Coordinate via walkie-talkie with the Bus / Truck Coordinator on the band’s arrival and the number and type of vehicles with them. As well as the Band Student Hand Stamper Coordinator so they can stamp students’ hands.

Their packets will also include their Staff Badges, Chaperone/Field Access armbands. As well as an additional armband for every bus driver. Per the SCBDA rules, each band is given 15 Chaperone/Field Access armbands, plus an additional armband for every 8 students after the first 100. (IE: 107 students, you get 15 armbands, 108 students, you get 16 armbands.) The number of students we’re using for this number of armbands was provided by the SCBDA. This number of students and the corresponding armbands in their packet will be noted on your sheet. You will have additional armbands in case a director says their actual number differs from the number given to us by the SCBDA.

Parking – Bus / Truck Coordinators – Bruce & Nick Martin Coordinate via walkie-talkie with the Registration Table for when buses and equipment trucks are pulling in. The Registration Table will direct them to your tent, you will guide them to their parking spaces as they come in. Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas. As well as the flow/warm-up area maps to direct foot traffic to the proper location. We have asked every band their number of buses and trucks, we have received almost all of these back now. This information will be provided to you. We’ll also coordinate with you to create an exact parking location mapped out for everyone Bands are scheduled to arrive 9am-1pm for 2A and then 3 pm-7pm for 4A, some may arrive in-between those times and/or out of their order. We have asked each band to also let us know when they plan to arrive. This person will still need to be available should someone show up early. Once all buses / trucks are parked, your job will mostly be over, but situations may still arise and you will be needed when it comes time to let all of the buses and trucks back out.

Bus Band Student Hand Stampers – 3 Lexington One Approved Chaperones Board the buses before students get off the bus and stamp only the band students’ hands for entry. While stamping the students’ hands, use the clicker for every hand stamped. After finishing each bus, write down how many stamps you gave on the sheet provided and then start your clicker over for the next bus. Staff Badges, Chaperones/Field Access and Bus Driver armbands come from the Registration table in the Director’s Packet. The SCBDA is very strict about tickets, badges, armbands, hand stamps, etc. as it directly translates to their profit for the event. If we’re found at fault, it could keep us from hosting in the future. Keep a tally on the sheet provided of how many stamps were given to students for each band.

Parking Spectator Stadium Lot – 3 Adults
Locations:
One Adult – Located in the first couple of rows at the front of the Stadium. Keep cars out of the food truck/vendor lane, this is the lane right next to the stadium. Keep cars out of the pit/prop lane, this is the first lane of lined parking spaces. Direct vehicles with Handicap identification to the Handicap parking spaces in the second lane of lined parking spaces.
One Adult – Located before the Registration Table to direct Spectator Parking to the Left and Trucks / Buses to the Right. People may stop and ask questions. Any vehicle hauling Band equipment can park with the Trucks / Buses, but they should be prepared to unload and then move their vehicle if the Bus / Truck Coordinator says there’s not enough room there. Vehicles not hauling anything should move to the Spectator lot. If this lot gets full, Spectators should be directed to the Overflow lots.
One Adult or Student – Located between the first two to direct vehicles into the next available lane.

Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas. Direct vehicles to the correct locations. Keep an eye on empty spaces to direct vehicles to. Know when to close/re-open the lot with signage. Direct vehicles to overflow. Know the map to direct foot traffic to the proper location. Work with Sherriff’s department as needed for road traffic, especially at the end of the night. Keep parking lot clean as you go. Stay for cleanup. Be very careful with signs and pennants for reuse.

Parking Spectator Overflow Teacher Lot – 3 Adults
Locations:
One Adult – Located at the stop sign at Maria Ln to direct traffic into the Overflow lot.
One Adult – Located at the entrance to the Teacher Parking lot.
One Located at the next available space.

Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas. Keep an eye on empty spaces to direct vehicles to. Know the map to direct foot traffic to the proper location. Work with Sherriff’s department as needed for road traffic, especially at the end of the night. Keep parking lot clean as you go. Stay for cleanup. Be very careful with signs and pennants for reuse.

Vendor Coordinator – 1 Adult – Shanta
Coordinate with Food Trucks & Product Vendors upon arrival. Locate them per the map. Their towing vehicles need to be moved out of the vendor lanes after setup. They can remain close-by but they need to be in a designated spectator space. Make sure they don’t block the handicap ramp with tents/vehicles! This is an on-call position for the whole day.

Band Ushers – Band Leadership 2A – Alumni/Non-Band 4A, 1 per Band, 29 Total These volunteers will be given a tour and information early in the week before the event. Know the map. Know your assigned band’s schedule for the day. Lead your assigned band from location to location. Stay in eye-sight of the director. Help lead them off the field after their performance.

Visitor’s Stairs – 1 Adult
Leave this locked until 10am. Only band students, staff and chaperones with the appropriate stamps, badges or armbands are allowed on these stairs. Either to come up from the lower area after their performance or to go down them to access the visitor’s stand for seating. Be ready to stop anyone from going down these stairs if a band is coming up them after their performance. Bands will be entering the lower area for warm-up and their performance using the wider gates along the practice field length of this fence.

Competition Flow Crew – 10 Adults
Locations:
One at Warm-up Area A & B. Man Water Station.
One at Warm-up Area C. Man Water Station.
One at the bottom of the Visitor’s Stairs. Pause Students, Staff or Chaperones coming down these stairs if there is a band moving to Holding or a band exiting the lower area after a performance.
Two at the Band Holding Gate. One outside, one inside.
One at the Field Entrance Gate. This person will assist with the Timing & Penalties Judge and has to have the “Official Contest Time”.
One at the 1st Field Exit Gate.
Two at the 2nd Field Exit Gate.
One behind the Field House for Traffic Control.
Know the map and schedule to help keep the competition on time. Remind of time running out during warm-up, if necessary. Work with the ushers to guide them to their next direction. Help the bands get their equipment over difficult areas. Remind bands of their noise level. Warm-up Areas should make sure bands are facing away from the stadium. Those nearest the field and with pit/props need to remind students and equipment movers to mind their noise level. There are lanes of traffic criss-crossing at some points, know the lanes and direct students to the correct side. Bands moving to holding take precedence over bands having just performed or students crossing to the visitor’s stand for seating.

Pit/Props Route – 2 Adults
Know the pit/prop route. One should be at the corner of the Parking Lot and Platt Springs Rd to direct the pit/prop crews out of the parking lot and down the hill and then back up the hill and into the parking lot. One should be on Platt Springs Rd to direct the pit/prop crews down the back lane, then back up that lane and up Platt Springs Rd. This corner should also man the water station.

Water Tables
Warm-up Area A & B – Manned by Flow
Warm-up Area C – Manned by Flow
Band Exit – Separate Parent, not flow
Top of Pit/Prop Route – Manned by Pit/Prop Visitor’s Stairs – Separate Parent, not flow Be ready for when bands come off the field with filled water cups. Keep area clean as you go. Coordinate with Trash/Custodian Team when you need trash removed and new bags. Stay for cleanup and breakdown.

Gym Dressing Rooms – 2 Adults, Lex One Approved, 1 Mom & 1 Dad The gym restrooms will be utilized as dressing rooms. We’ll need a band mom and a band dad on hand in these areas to help keep watch. SCBDA notes these must be monitored at all times.

Stadium Ushers – spectator control during band performances Block off steps when a band is performing. Un-block after band starts moving off the field.

Security All Areas – stadium and parking This position would be best suited for off-duty police in plain clothes or someone with security experience simply for the know-how in handling tough situations. Keep an eye on the crowd and look for potential security issues. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be in the stadium and on Platt Springs for the lane closure to be called on in true emergencies. We will also have an EMS team at the field entrance.

Judge Runner – Adults or Non-Band Only
As our band students are being judged at this competition, we are not allowed to discuss any portion of the competition with them. The SCBDA is very strict about this so we must be very, very aware.

Volunteer Runner – Responsible Student Ok On a constantly rotating basis, check in with the Registration Table, Parking Lot Volunteers, Band Usher Tent, Flow Crew in Warm-up, Holding and Exit Areas and Deputies to see if they need food, drink, ice or water re-fill, etc. They’ll need your contact information in case they need something in-between your visits to them. These volunteers won’t be able to leave their posts until their break and may be thirsty and needing you, so stay on task.

Ticket Sales
Sell Tickets! We have to very carefully account for every ticket sold as the actual tickets themselves and the leftover tickets are what determines the check we cut back to the SCBDA. Adults: $10; Students: $6. Spectators will be stamped at the gates for if they leave the stadium.

Stadium Entrance Gate Attendants
Spectators will be given a ticket at the ticket booth. The gate attendants will take their ticket, tear it in half and give half back. To visit the food trucks and re-enter, they’ll have to have their hand stamped, so, if possible, if would be best to go ahead and stamp their hand when you take their ticket. Check everyone entering to make sure they have a hand stamp, armband for chaperones or a badge for band staff.

Program Sales
Sell Programs! One Adult outside the ticket booth selling to people in the ticket line. One Adult or Student just inside the gate. And One Adult or Student moving around inside at the top of the stadium. If programs aren’t selling, especially if it’s late in the day, we may adjust the pricing so let Gayle Senn or Nicole Blas know if they aren’t moving. Know maps and the day’s schedule in case you get questions, especially for the one outside the stadium.

Stadium Sales (Programs/Drinks)
Sell Programs and Bottled Drinks! Two-person teams. One carries drinks stocked from the canteen, one to handle money and hold programs. Move throughout the stadium and ask people to buy programs and drinks.

50-50 Raffle / Wolfgram Table
Take wolfgram messages and sell 50-50 Raffle tickets. Have a designated runner to get the wolfgram message to the announcer. This table will be located just outside the athletics spirit store at the bottom of the press box.

Canteen Workers
Sell drinks, food and snacks! We’re only offering drinks, snacks, pizza and maybe one other item. Keep the canteen clean as you go. Stay at the end for cleanup and breakdown.

Hospitality – Judges, Directors, Volunteers – Sheri & Meg Setup and breakdown help will be included in the pre-comp setup and students will be assigned to you for post competition help. Judges can’t Judges have to be completely separate from directors, volunteers, parents, fans, students, etc. for impartiality reasons. As such, that room will be completely separate from the Director and Volunteer Hospitality rooms.

Trash / Custodian – Stadium & Warm-up Areas Report to Ms. Jan Barker for direction. Trash cleanup throughout the day so there’s less cleanup at the end of the day. Keep an eye on trash containers and empty/re-bag as necessary. Stay for cleanup.

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Schedule for Palmetto Esprit De Corps Competition at Irmo High School October 7th

The excitement continues as we prepare for the Irmo High School Palmetto Esprit De Corps Invitational Band Competition on Saturday, October 7th.

Below is the itinerary for Saturday’s competition. Dinner is provided for the students from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. before leaving for the competition. Please be sure your student has money for concessions after performing.

11:00 a.m. WK Band Hall Opens – Move Equipment
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Stadium Rehearsal With Shako
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Load Trucks @ stadium
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Eat/Dress in Half Uniform
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Load Buses
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. En Route to Irmo High School
4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Unload/Watch Bands/Restroom
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Dress/Line-Up for Warm-up/Snack
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Warm-Up
8:30 p.m. Perform
8:45 p.m. Re-Load/Stay Dressed for Awards
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Watch Bands/Sit Together in Stadium
10:00 – 10:30 p.m. Awards
11:00 – 11:15 p.m. Load Buses
11:15 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. En Route to White Knoll
12:00 – 12:15 a.m. Unload Trucks/Buses/Hang Up Uniforms
12:15 a.m. Approximate Dismissal/Band Hall Closes

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Important Deadline Information about Atlanta Parade Trip

REMINDER – Sunday, October 15, 2017 is the final payment due date for the Atlanta Parade Trip.

As stated in the statement you received last Friday, in order for your student to attend the Atlanta Parade Trip, ALL band fees and parade fees must be paid in full by October 15.  Even if a deposit was paid to secure a spot back in August, all fees must be current and paid for attendance.  If the balance of all fees are not paid by October 15, any amount applied to your student’s Atlanta trip will be moved to pay towards outstanding band fees first and any remaining amount left will be moved into the Miscellaneous Ledger section of your account for future payments.

Any parents who are attending and paid a deposit in August, please make sure your balance is paid in full by October 15, 2017 as well.  The parent balances do not show up on the statements so if you have any questions regarding parent balances, please contact Tiffany Hopper at wkbbtreasurer@wkhsband.com.

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Schedule for Swamp Classic at River Bluff September 30th

Tomorrow (September 30th) is the big day! We are looking forward to our first competition at the Swamp Classic at River Bluff High School!

Below is tomorrow’s itinerary for students. Dinner is provided for the students from 2:45-3:45 p.m. before leaving for the competition. Please be sure your student has money for concessions after performing.

11:00 a.m. WK Band Hall Opens – Move Equipment

11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Stadium Rehearsal With Shako

2:00-2:45 p.m. Load Trucks @ stadium

2:45-3:45 p.m. Eat/Dress in Half Uniform

3:45-4:00 p.m. Load Buses

4:00-4:45 p.m. En Route to River Bluff

4:45-6:00 p.m. Unload/Watch/Restroom

6:00-6:30 p.m. Dress/Line-Up for Warm-up

6:45-7:30 p.m. Warm-Up

7:45 p.m. Perform

8:00-8:45 p.m. Re-Load/Un-Dress to Half Uniform

9:00-10:00 p.m. Watch Bands/Sit Together in Stadium

10:00-10:30 p.m. Awards

11:00-11:15 p.m. Load Buses

11:15 p.m.-12:00 a.m. En Route to White Knoll

12:00-12:30 a.m. Unload Trucks/Buses

12:30 a.m. Approximate Dismissal/Band Hall Closes

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Casseroles and Goodies Needed for Silver Showcase – Saturday, 9/23

Only 3 days until the Silver Showcase and we need your help!

Please review the important information below regarding home-cooked/ casserole/potluck/crockpot type dishes and goodies needed to feed the visiting Band Directors as well as Volunteer slots that still need to be filled on Saturday, September 23rd. If you are not able to be there to help on site at the event, but can whip up a delicious casserole dish and drop it off, we will do the rest!

Thank you to everyone for all of your help with making our Silver Showcase a success!

From Lisa Lowe – Hospitality for the Band Directors/Staff
Band Directors need to eat too! The Band Directors (about 70-75 people) that are visiting for the competition this Saturday will need something to eat and we are asking for your help. We are asking for some favorite dishes and homemade goodies that you are willing to cook and share. Please sign up for an item and bring on Saturday between 12:00 pm and and 2:30 pm. Crock pots are welcome.
Date: 09/23/2017 (Saturday)
Drop-off Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm EDT
Drop-off Location: White Knoll High School – gym area
Please sign up using the following link to tell us what you can bring:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090448AEAF2EA4FF2-silver

From Nicole Blas – Volunteers needed on Saturday
The below list of areas are the most urgent needs for volunteers. It is hard to put these positions in order of importance as they are all equally important to the success of our competition. Thank you to everyone that has already signed up! If you have any questions about what these positions would entail, please email Nicole Blas at wkbbfundraising@gmail.com. Your help is very much appreciated!

PARKING LOT – ALL LOCATIONS
Competition Flow – Warm-up Areas 3:30p-8p
Competition Flow – Field 4:30p-9p
Gym Dressing Room Band Mom 3:30p-7p (background checked chaperone)
Gym Dressing Room Band Dad 3:30p-7p (background checked chaperone)
Adults along Pit/Prop Routes 6p-8p
Band Only Stairs 5p-7p
Band Only Stairs 7p-9p
Tabulation Runners
Program Sales

Additional requested items for use
Please make sure that you label these items for easy return to you.

  • If anyone has a gator that could be used. The owner would be the only one driving it.
  • Tents
  • Tables
  • Cooler
  • Extension cords
  • Chairs
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Reminder – September Band Booster and Silver Showcase Meetings

The monthly Band Booster meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM. Please try to have at least one parent/guardian of each student attend. Lots of important information is provided during these meetings. It’s a great opportunity to get to know fellow band parents and ask any questions you have about the program!

There will also be a Silver Showcase planning meeting immediately prior the Band Booster meeting at 6:30 PM. We would welcome everyone to help with planning our first competition of the year and stay for the booster meeting!

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Fall Silver Showcase Volunteer Slots

The Volunteer Slots for our Fall Silver Showcase on Saturday, September 23, 2017 are now up on Charms! Many hands make LIGHT and FUN work!  We need all of you to make this a successful event.  If we put on a fantastic competition and make this be what it can be, this event can be our greatest money maker for the band budget.  This will also be a great test run for our hosting of the SCBDA 2A/4A Lower State Championship on October 21, 2017, which will be an even bigger event.  Please sign up to come out and join the experience! Descriptions of every volunteer slot are listed below at the end of this post. If you have any questions about them, please feel free to email us at wkbbfundraising@gmail.com.

Volunteers should wear their WK Gear.  We will begin setting up at 12 pm.  The first band will perform at 5 pm.  Awards will be at 8:45.  We hope to have everything cleaned up with stadium and band hall lights off at 10:30.  As we get closer to the event and the finer details are finalized, we will get that information out to the group.

We will have a Silver Showcase meeting every Tuesday from here until the competition.  These meetings will be at 6:30 pm, unless we have to make a change for any reason.  Please keep an eye out for Facebook posts or on the Google Calendar.  (Calendar links below.)  Please come out to the meetings when you can for further information.

The WK Band Students will perform the National Anthem at 4:45 pm and their Exhibition will take place at 8:15 pm.  Further information will be coming about when they’ll have to vacate their volunteer locations for those performances.  The adults at their volunteer locations will have to adjust for their absence.  I’ll work through this with each location once we have slots filled and know their final schedule.

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Again, please let me know if you have any questions about the volunteer slots below!  Thank you!

-Nicole Blas – wkbbfundraising@gmail.com

Silver Showcase Volunteer Descriptions

Pre-Competition Setup
This includes putting out signage, setting up the canteen, prepping the stadium, etc.  We will have a full list of these items on the day of to split amongst all of us there.

Band Registration – Angela Bernardo & Kathleen Branham
Bands will have staggered arrival times, starting at 2 pm and ending at 5 pm.  There will be packets to hand them that will be explained as we get closer to time.

Hospitality – Sheri Marsden & Meg Woods (Leads)
Sheri & Meg will need help setting up and then cleaning/breaking down the different Hospitality Areas.  Director’s Hospitality Tent will be near the visitor’s canteen.  The Judges will be fed one meal in the school building before the competition.

Parking Lot Check-in – Buses / Trucks
Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas.  As well as the flow/warm-up area maps to direct foot traffic to the proper location.  (By the day of, we hope to have numbers/sizes of buses/trucks and should be able to have an exact parking location mapped out for everyone.)

Parking Stadium Lot
Know the parking map for dedicated parking areas.  Direct vehicles to the correct locations.  Keep an eye on empty spaces to direct vehicles to, know when to direct them to overflow.  Know the flow/warm-up area maps to direct foot traffic to the proper location.  Work with Sherriff’s department as needed for road traffic, especially at the end of the night.  Keep parking lot clean as you go.  Stay for cleanup.  Students are to come back after they perform to help.

Parking Overflow Lot
As the first lot gets full, they will direct traffic to this overflow lot.  This is overflow as needed, you may get buses, trucks or spectators.  Buses should be located closest to the school.  Keep an eye on empty spaces to direct vehicles to.  Know the flow/warm-up area maps to direct foot traffic to the proper location.  Keep parking lot clean as you go.  Stay for cleanup.  Students are to come back after they perform to help.

Band Ushers – 1 assigned to each band – Leadership or Alumni Only
Know the parking and flow/warm-up area maps.  Know your assigned bands day’s schedule.  Lead your assigned band from location to location.  Current WK Band Leadership will be assigned bands that interfere the least with the National Anthem and Exhibition, the WK Band Alumni will be assigned those bands.

Adults along Pit/Props Route
Know the pit/prop crew route map.  One should be near the top of the route at the parking lot to direct pit/prop crews along Platt Springs and down to Lexington Parkway.  One should be near the bottom on Lexington Parkway near the gates to the field.  This needs to be adults as you’ll be along the road.

Gym Dressing Rooms
The gym restrooms will be utilized as dressing rooms.  We’ll need a band mom and a band dad on hand in these areas to help keep watch.

Trash/Custodian – Stadium & Warm-up Areas
Report to Ms. Jan Barker for direction.  Trash cleanup throughout the day so there’s less cleanup at the end of the day.  Keep an eye on trash containers and empty/re-bag as necessary.  Stay for cleanup.  Students are to come back after they perform to help.

Water Table – band route (1 table)
Be ready for when bands come off the field with filled water cups.  Keep area clean as you go.  Coordinate with Trash/Custodian Team when you need trash removed and new bags.  Stay for cleanup and breakdown.  Students are to come back after they perform to help.

Water Table – pit/props route (1 table)
Be ready for when pit/prop crews come off the field with filled water cups.  Keep area clean as you go.  Coordinate with Trash/Custodian Team when you need trash removed and new bags.  Stay for cleanup and breakdown.  Students are to come back after they perform to help.

Stadium Ushers – spectator control during band performances
Block off steps when a band is performing.  Un-block after band starts moving off the field.

Security All Areas – stadium and parking
This position would be best suited for off-duty police in plain clothes or someone with security experience simply for the know-how in handling tough situations.  Keep an eye on the crowd and look for potential security issues.  Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be on Platt Springs for the lane closure and could be called on in true emergencies.  We will also have an EMS team at the field entrance.

Tabulation Runners
We have someone coming in with Tabulation experience to do that part, she will need runners to collect the recorders for her and to possibly run things to a 2nd location.

Ticket Sales
Sell Tickets!  Spectators will be given colored event wristbands.  Adults: $10; Any School’s Student w/ID: $6; Kids 3 and Younger: Free.  We may do a ticket/program combo ticket, more details to come later.  Know maps and the day’s schedule in case you get questions.  Performing band students will have a wristband of a different color than spectators.

Program Sales
Sell Programs!  The adult here should keep an eye on the students in Stadium Sales groups.  As soon as we finalize the program, we’ll set a price.  If programs aren’t selling, especially if it’s late in the day, we may adjust the pricing so let Heather Green know if they aren’t moving.  Know maps and the day’s schedule in case you get questions.

Stadium Sales (Programs/Drinks)
Sell Programs and Bottled Drinks!  Two-person teams.  One carries drinks stocked from the canteen, one to handle money and sell programs.  Move throughout the stadium and ask for people to buy programs and drinks.

Stadium Entrance Gate Attendants
Spectators will be given colored wristbands at the ticket booth.  They will have to exit the stadium to visit the food vendors.  Check everyone entering to make sure they have a wristband.  Performing band students will have a wristband of a different color than spectators.

Performance Gate Attendants
One on either side.  Help with the flow of the show.  Be on hand to help pit/prop crews get on and off the field quickly.

Director’s Vote/Flowers/Wolfgram Table
Take votes for best band director, sell flowers, take wolfgram messages and payments and have a designated runner to get the wolfgram message to the announcer.  This table will be located at the bottom of the press box in between the two Spirit Stores.

Canteen Workers
Cook and sell food!  We’re only offering drinks and snacks at this competition.  Keep the canteen clean as you go.  Stay at the end for cleanup and breakdown.  Students are to come back after they perform to help.

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March-A-Thon – Saturday, August 26th – Updates & Reminders!

Important Reminders for March-A-Thon on Saturday, August 26th

Summer Uniform: NEW Polo, Khaki Shorts, White Socks & White Shoes
Guard Dress: Section Shirts, Black Shorts, (Mostly) White Tennis Shoes

 Aug 26th Schedule and Approximate Neighborhood Times

7:15 a.m. Band Hall Opens

7:30 a.m. Warm-up Begins

7:45 a.m. Band will load the buses

7:50 a.m. Buses Depart

8:05-8:50 a.m. Hunters Mill (approximate time)

9:15-9:55 a.m. Manors of White Knoll (approximate time)

10:10-10:40 a.m. Pit stop back at WKHS to cool down with frozen fruit (approximate time)

11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Longs Pond Estates (approximate time)

12:30 p.m. Dismissal/Band Hall Closes

Breakfast and Pit Stop Snacks to Bring

Middle School Grades: Granola Bars (box) or Muffins (dozen)

Freshman: Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, etc, enough for 6-10)

Sophomores: Granola Bars (box) or Muffins (dozen)

Juniors: Juice Boxes (package)

Seniors: Grapes or Berries, Frozen in Snack-sized Baggies (dozen)

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Premiere Show Canceled and Zaxby’s Night Tonight

Due to the heat index for today, the marching band Premiere Show this evening has been canceled.

Also, don’t forget tonight is White Knoll Band Night at Zaxby’s (Red Bank location) from 5pm until 9pm.  A percentage of the sales will be given back to the band. If you don’t have a flyer, be sure to tell the cashier that your meal is to support the White Knoll High School Band!

Thanks so much for your awesome support! Have a fantastic weekend!

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REMINDER – Band Booster Meeting – August 8th at 7:00PM

All Parents are invited to attend the Band Booster Meeting on Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. at White Knoll High School in the band room. Lots of important information is provided during these meetings as well as a time for parents to ask Mr. Padgett and the Board questions about the band program.  It is also a great opportunity to get to know your fellow band parents. We look forward to seeing you there!

Also, there will be a Silver Showcase Planning Meeting at 6:00 p.m. before the Band Booster meeting. We would welcome everyone’s help in planning our first competition of the year!

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