You must also be a registered volunteer with the district. They will not let you into the school as a volunteer otherwise. Visit https://web.ccisd.net/online-forms/volunteerregistration to register (it only takes a few minutes).
- This is one of the most important volunteer jobs. Band Aides are needed at the school before and after football games/contests to assist the band directors and students with loading and unloading the equipment truck. Band Aides also travel with the band to football games/contests where they help move the props and percussion equipment on and off the field for the performance. Band Aides and other volunteers work on the marching show props over the summer and into the marching season. Signing up to volunteer as a Band Aide does not mean you have to be available for every contest and game. An email is sent outlining the volunteer needs each week.
- Chaperones ride the buses to football games, stay for the game, and then ride the bus home with the band. On contest days, they ride buses to the marching contest, stay with the band all day helping out where needed, and then ride the buses home. You do not have to chaperone every football game and contest. There are usually enough chaperones so that the schedule is flexible. If you are interested in being a chaperone, there is a requirement that you attend a short training session. Chaperone training meetings will be held in the Band Hall in late August and early September. You only need to attend one training meeting. You must be a booster club member to chaperone.
- The students will be fitted for their marching uniforms beginning the first week of August. This task takes about 1 week. We work at the school while the students are at summer band camp. This committee works as a group to find the right size jacket, bibbers (pants), gauntlets and shakos for each student. NO sewing is required on our new uniforms. The bibbers and jackets have snap hems. If you have younger kids at home, they are welcome to tag along with you. If they are old enough and want to help, we can put them to work. Or you can bring along books, portable DVD players or portable gaming systems and they can find a spot in the room where we are fitting to hang out.
- Once marching season ends, we fit the students for their concert attire. For boys, this is a tuxedo jacket and pants. For girls, a top and long skirt. We do hand hem the boys pants and girls skirts so we need help with that task in addition to fitting.
- The Brook Band uniforms stay at the school so students must check them out before each football game and contest and return them at the end of the event. Each band student will be assigned a specific uniform that they will use all season. Check-in volunteers are needed at the end of the event to help make sure the students hang the uniforms on the hangers properly so they don't wrinkle and no pieces are missing. This process goes very quickly when we have plenty of volunteers.
- No experience needed and on-the-job training is provided. You do not have to commit to helping for every game and contest. An email is sent each week asking for volunteers.
- To keep the plumes from being damaged, they are stored separately from the shakos (hats). When the band warms up right before half time or prior to a performance, they leave their shakos on the ground and parents walk around placing a plume in each one. Plumes are collected again after the performance.
- You will not miss the band's halftime or contest performance by volunteering for this job. We take care of the plumes and then head back into the stands to watch the performance.
- As you can imagine, the uniforms get very smelly after the kids have worn them a few times. So, several times each marching season, volunteers take home marching uniforms and wash them. You can put several at a time in your washing machine and they hang to dry. This volunteer opportunity requires a small time commitment and you have several days to get the uniforms washed and returned to the band hall. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for a parent who can't get off work often to volunteer for other committees. If we get lots of help, the number of uniforms each person takes home is very manageable.
- After each performance, the kids get a choice of a bottle of cold water or Gatorade. Game drink volunteers load the ice chests with drinks and ice at the school before departing for football games and contests, load the ice chests on the truck, and then set them up for the students after they perform.
- Your band fee includes some meals for your student when they are traveling. This is usually lunch and dinner at the contests. Sometimes food is delivered by a local fast food place but volunteers also prepare meals. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food, and serve it to the students at the contests. You do not have to commit to being at all events to help with this committee. Often you are asked to provide baked goods or an ingredient for the meal that will be prepared. Those items are delivered to the Travel Meals Chair the evening before the contest or the morning of before the band leaves the school.
- This includes the shirts we sell to parents, window decals, show shirt (a t-shirt specifically designed for the current year's marching show and is available to both students and families), and other items. There will be a table set up at the Family Social in August for you to pre order. Volunteers are needed to help the Promotions chair at the family social and to distribute the items when they are delivered. Items are usually distributed at the school after a practice or before a football game.
Color Guard / Winter Guard
- The parents of the Guard members help with getting the students ready to perform. Help is also needed if you know how to sew. The Color Guard flags are sewn and there is a need to help fit the Guard with their uniforms.
Equipment Truck Drivers
- The equipment truck is used to transport all percussion equipment, props, and larger instruments (like the Sousaphones) to all performances. Drivers are parent volunteers who either already have a commercial drivers license (CDL) or the booster club has helped them earn one. With more than one truck driver, you can take turns driving.
- The Publicity Committee is responsible for getting band events and accomplishments in the CBHS PTSA newsletter and local newspapers. If you know someone at the Friendswood Journal or other local publication, the Booster Club could use your help.
- The scholarship committee meets twice in the spring semester. Eligible seniors submit their applications, which includes an essay, and committee members read and score them. It's all anonymous so you won't know whose application you are reading. This is a great committee for freshman parents and help is always needed since senior parents cannot serve on this one.
- CBHS for band students, band families, the directors, techs and anyone else that made our marching season a success. It's a great time to relax with other families following a hectic marching season. Volunteers are needed to decorate the commons, donating desserts, and help with setting up tables and then clean up.
- Help is always needed to work on the fundraisers. Money raised is used to reduce our band fees and help the Band Directors purchase things that the district is not able to fund. There are several fundraisers during the year so you can volunteer to help with all of them or just one. Some potential fundraisers this year will be:
- Food Fair Coordinator
- Restaurant Nights
- Mattress Sale
- Garage Sale
- Buick Test Drive (TBD)
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Family Social / March-a-thon
- UIL Contest Hosting
- TCGC Contest