Did you know that Davis High band parents, friends, and alumni volunteer more hours each year to support our kids and help the band program than any other parent organization at Davis High—including the PTA? We hope that you make band a family activity by volunteering to help many times over the course of the year. As you volunteer you will get to know some amazing people, make some lifelong friends, and see our wonderful students in action as they work to make a masterpiece. Those who volunteer always come back time and again simply because they find it so rewarding. Volunteering is easy! Simply go to www.charmsoffice.com. Type in the school code “davisbands” and then click on the public calendar. When you see a multi colored hand by a date that means we need volunteers! Click on the hand and see if there is anything you can help with. We need parent and booster help for several events over the course of the year, including Band Camp cooking and chaperones, Davis Cup, semi loading and unloading, uniforms, sewing, bus chaperones, and Moonlight Serenade.
1. Band Camp
We need 6 to 8 more people each day to help in the kitchen, prepare snacks, serve, and help clean up. We would love to have both band dads and moms! Band Camp is at the IPSC Community Center about 10 miles east of Delta. I have posted a separate signup for each day, but since it is over 2 hours away we would love it if you would sign up to stay as many days as possible. If you sign up for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday you should try to come down the evening before because the kitchen crew starts cooking very early. By the way, we can use anyone 21 years of age or older for this--our volunteers can be alumni, friends, future DHS band parents, etc. as long as they don't have a criminal history! Make sure you sign up for every day you will be there.
2. We need chaperones for our trip to St. George to compete in the State Championship and the Bands of America Regional!
Chaperones pay $160 each (the same as the students). This pays for the transportation, hotel, all meals except for two, and their admission to the shows. We particularly need a medically trained chaperone for this trip. To sign up, log into Charms and click on the multi-colored hand by the event "St. George Trip" on November 1st.
3. Semi Trailer Crew
4. Competition Site Help
We need 4 band moms at each show to help Angie Bishop get the kids into uniform, set out water or hot chocolate, and see to any special needs of the students as they get ready to perform and get ready to come home.
5. Shoe and Sock Checkers
We need 5 parents at the high school before we leave for each competition to stand at the door of the bus and make sure the students are boarding with their marching band shoes and black calf socks on their feet. You would be amazed how many kids find ways to forget their shoes and socks, so this simple and relatively short assignment makes a huge difference!
6. Taco Time Day (paid opportunity)
We need some students and adults to clear tables and deliver food to customers on July 22nd at Taco Time. These people will receive $8.00 per hour credited to their band fees. The shifts are two hours long but you can sign up for as many as you want.
To sign up, log in to Charms ( charmsoffice.com school code davisbands, password is your student number) and click on "calendar." You will see a multi-colored hand on the dates that we need volunteers. Click on the hand and it will take you to a screen where you can enter your name, e-mail, and phone number. Thanks so much in advance for your help. We can't do it without our boosters! We will have several more opportunities to volunteer in the near future, so go to the calendar often and look for that multi-colored hand.