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2018-19 GCM Band Competition & Parade Volunteers

Here's the volunteer sign up for our competitions this year. We need lots of help at GCM getting the students ready to head out, then on site, and then unloading back at GCM. Some on-site volunteers enter the competition for free.

We have the dates and locations for the competitions, but not the times yet. Unfortunately, exact times may not be available until the week of the competition, and they will come out by email, with this SignUpGenius also being updated if time permits. Assume the students will be starting at GCM with a morning rehearsal, getting a lunch break, and then being returned to GCM late at night. Send them with money to buy lunch near GCM (if you are not providing their lunch) and dinner at the competition, and with a jacket for after the performance. They are transported to and from competitions by bus. A few pit/prop/uniform volunteers can ride on the bus also.

Here are the procedures and usual general times for the various volunteer jobs:

Load truck at GCM

- Load props, pit instruments, other large instruments, guard equipment, jackets, shakos, plumes on truck at GCM (late morning or early afternoon)

Pit/Front Ensemble and Prop Crews

- Unload truck at competition (late afternoon)

- Move to warm-up area

- Pit and props leave, last tuning, line up

- Move to staging

- Staging; work with team of students to move props and pit instruments to field

- Perform (evening or night)

- Work with team of students to move props and pit instruments off field

- Load props, pit instruments, other large instruments, guard equipment, jackets, shakos, plumes on truck

Uniforms

- Assist students with donning bibbers, black socks and marching shoes, and putting up hair (at GCM after lunch break)

- Assist students with donning jackets and shakos, last-minute help with hair, etc. (at competition in late afternoon)

- At staging, wearing gloves, insert plumes (evening or night)

- Assist with moving pit/front ensemble instruments to staging and on/off the field as necessary

- At competition after performance, wearing gloves, collect plumes

- Return to bus where students remove jackets and shakos, pack shakos in boxes and jackets on racks, return uniform racks and shako/plume boxes to the vicinity of the trucks for loading

[The students will return to the stands together to watch the remaining bands and the awards. When the competition is over, the students return to the bus and are driven back to GCM late at night.]

- After students remove bibbers and marching shoes at GCM, oversee storing all uniform components (late at night)

Unload truck at GCM

- Unload props, pit instruments, other large instruments, guard equipment, jackets, shakos from truck at GCM (late at night). Start in the front of the school to unload the first items, then move to the shed behind the football field to finish unloading and storing.

New in 2018: Water

- Purchase 120 (or 240 for a long or very hot day) water bottles (give receipt to Treasurer for reimbursement), load on buses with the students, remove any unused water back at GCM late at night

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP, PARENTS.  The BPO and Band Program expect each band and colorguard family to volunteer a minimum of 5 shifts plus Tag Day throughout the marching season. Opportunities to sign up for shifts can be found on the SignUpGenii for:

  • Band Camp Lunches and Parent Coffee
  • Uniform Measurement and Fitting
  • Game Day Volunteers
  • Competition Volunteers
  • Tag Day Parent Volunteers

Go to marshallband.org and click on Volunteering to find all the SignUpGenii.

PLEASE, if you have to cancel within 24 hours of your slot, remove your name from the SignUpGenius and also email Kelly Sund to let her know.

Thank you for all you do!

The GCM BPO Board

 

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Tracy McHone at [email protected].

Created by:   GCM BPO
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Available Slot
10/24/2018
(Wed. 4:00pm - 9:00pm)
Vienna Halloween Parade 

Water (new in 2018)

Purchase 6 flats of 24 water bottles in advance, load 2 flats in front seat of each bus so students can take as they board, submit receipt to Treasurer for reimbursement.

 
Laura Hogan

Parade Escorts (4)

Walk with band to hand out water and assist as necessary; park at GCM & ride bus with band

 
All slots filled
Cecilia Garin
Karen DeGidio
Laura Hogan
Nicola Willis-Jones

Uniforms at GCM before parade (4)

1 hour; report to Liz Curry at 4:15; include cell phone in Comment in case report time changes

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Samantha Poe
Aisha Ahmed
Meera Ahamed

Uniforms at GCM after parade (4)

1 hour; report to Liz Curry at 8:30; include cell phone in Comment in case report time changes

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Aisha Ahmed
Nicola Willis-Jones
i can be there before also - Meera signed up for me so its me not her. also I'm an escort so can help collect plumes
10/27/2018 (Sat.) VMBC Shenandoah Regional, Dominion HS (21326 Augusta Dr, Sterling, 20164) 

Water (new in 2018)

Purchase 6 flats of 24 water bottles in advance, load 2 flats in front seat of each bus so students can take as they board, submit receipt to Treasurer for reimbursement.

 

Load truck at GCM (4)

1 hour in late morning or early afternoon; report to Andrew Eastman, except 9/29 report to Jim Piche, and 11/3

 
All slots filled
Jim Piche
Abby Joseph
Charles Madden
cell 713-443-2789
Eric Brunner

Uniforms at GCM before competition (4)

3 hours in afternoon; report to Liz Curry

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Clare Anderson

Uniforms at competition (4)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Liz Curry

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Laurie Laszakovits

Pit/Front Ensemble Crew at competition (9)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Andrew Eastman, except 9/29 report to Jim Piche, and 11/3

 
8 of 9 slots filled
John Laszakovits
Photographer
Reanne (Bean) Dunn
Laurie Beymer
Abby Joseph
Carlos Garcia
Available to help load / unload as needed. Call or message
Scott Ticknor
Eric Brunner
David Chase

Prop Crew at competition (9)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Mike Curry

 
7 of 9 slots filled
Jim Piche
Pam Nolan
happy to help with Pit or Prop
Maria Liskey
Ed or Maria Liskey
Tom Roberts
Karla Bartholomew
Christine Elkins (2)
My friend Tran and I will be glad to help out ([email protected])

Unload truck at GCM (4)

30 minutes late at night starting in front of GCM to unload first items then move to shed behind football field; report to Andrew Eastman except 11/3; will text you when it's time to come to GCM (include cell phone in Comment Field so texter can see)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Jim Piche
Charles Madden
cell 713-443-2789

Uniforms at GCM after competition (4)

30 minutes late at night; report to Liz Curry; will text you when it's time to come to GCM (include cell phone in Comment Field so texter can see)

 
11/03/2018 (Sat.) Assessment, Liberty HS (6300 Independence Ave, Bealeton, 22712) 

Water (new in 2018)

Purchase 6 flats of 24 water bottles in advance, load 2 flats in front seat of each bus so students can take as they board, submit receipt to Treasurer for reimbursement.

 

Load truck at GCM (4)

1 hour in late morning or early afternoon; report to Andrew Eastman, except 9/29 report to Jim Piche, and 11/3

 
All slots filled
Jim Piche
Abby Joseph
Charles Madden
cell 713-443-2789
Robert Pereira

Uniforms at GCM before competition (4)

3 hours in afternoon; report to Liz Curry

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Aisha Ahmed

Uniforms at competition (4)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Liz Curry

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Laurie Laszakovits
Christine Neville

Pit/Front Ensemble Crew at competition (9)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Andrew Eastman, except 9/29 report to Jim Piche, and 11/3

 
7 of 9 slots filled
John Laszakovits
Photographer
Reanne (Bean) Dunn
Laurie Beymer
Abby Joseph
Carlos Garcia
Available to help load / unload as needed. Call or message
Irene Liu
David Chase

Prop Crew at competition (9)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Mike Curry

 
5 of 9 slots filled
Jim Piche
Maria Liskey
Ed or Maria Liskey
Tom Roberts
Karla Bartholomew
Scott Ticknor

Unload truck at GCM (4)

30 minutes late at night starting in front of GCM to unload first items then move to shed behind football field; report to Andrew Eastman except 11/3; will text you when it's time to come to GCM (include cell phone in Comment Field so texter can see)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Jim Piche
Charles Madden
cell 713-443-2789

Uniforms at GCM after competition (4)

30 minutes late at night; report to Liz Curry; will text you when it's time to come to GCM (include cell phone in Comment Field so texter can see)

 
05/27/2019
(Mon. 11:30am - 4:00pm)
Falls Church Memorial Day Parade (black band shirts & shorts instead of uniforms) 

Water (new in 2018)

Purchase 6 flats of 24 water bottles in advance, load 2 flats in front seat of each bus so students can take as they board, submit receipt to Treasurer for reimbursement.

 

Parade Escorts (4)

Walk with band to hand out water and assist as necessary; park at GCM & ride bus with band

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Laurie Laszakovits
Maribel and Drake Langas Miller (2)
09/29/2019 (Sun.) (09/29/2018) USBands Marine Corps Invitational, Navy-Marine Corps Stadium (304 Farragut Rd, Annapolis, 21401) (load [email protected], [email protected]@3, [email protected]:15) 

Water (new in 2018)

Purchase 6 flats of 24 water bottles in advance, load 2 flats in front seat of each bus so students can take as they board, submit receipt to Treasurer for reimbursement.

 
Tracy McHone

Load truck at GCM (4)

1 hour in late morning or early afternoon; report to Andrew Eastman, except 9/29 report to Jim Piche, and 11/3

 
All slots filled
Anne Odom
Jim Piche
Charles Madden
Abby Joseph

Uniforms at GCM before competition (4)

3 hours in afternoon; report to Liz Curry

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Karen DeGidio
Kristin Fitzgerald
Just let me know when

Uniforms at competition (4)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Liz Curry

 
All slots filled
Laurie Laszakovits
Christine Neville
Kelly Sund
Amy Stark

Pit/Front Ensemble Crew at competition (9)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Andrew Eastman, except 9/29 report to Jim Piche, and 11/3

 
All slots filled
Tom Roberts
John Laszakovits
Photographer
Reanne (Bean) Dunn
Laurie Beymer
Abby Joseph
Carlos Garcia
Available to help load / unload as needed. Call or message
David Chase
Tracy McHone
Scott Ticknor

Prop Crew at competition (9)

4.5 hours in evening/night; report to Mike Curry

 
5 of 9 slots filled
Pam Nolan
happy to help with pit or prop
Maria Liskey
Ed or Maria Liskey
Dave Heller
Christine Elkins
Bringing a guest to also volunteer as needed, Tran Bao Thi Nguyen
Christine Elkins
My friend, Tran, and I would be glad to join the props. Em: [email protected]
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