Band Day has always been a fun and successful fundraiser for both students and parents. As in the past, Band Day is mandatory for all students. If you volunteered and want to reference your job duties, click here: https://signup.com/go/QQPBSbi
Band Day may be different this year, but it will still be a success! Here is what you can expect:
Student will need to bring their instruments home with them today (Friday). Because color guard students will be walking along sidewalks, they do not need bring their silks.
Parents will drive their student to the assigned area for 9:30am (Mr. Stai has shared with all students where they are to go and who is in their ensemble. Handouts will be going home today with their assignment. Please ask your student to share this with you.)
Band Day for students starts at 9:30am and ends sometime before 3:30. Parents picking up their students will need to be flexible and stay in contact with their student. Pick up is at the same location as drop off. Band Day for the students stationed at storefronts and Old Town will be done at 3:30pm.
Students either participate in a walking ensemble (groups of 3 or 4 will play and walk through neighborhoods while 1 or 2 others post donation requests to doors) OR Students will perform at a storefront.
This is a rain or shine event. For players with instruments that cannot get wet, they can leave the instrument in the chaperone's car. This may mean that most of the ensemble students are taping notes to doors.
There will be no knocking on doors. The ensembles are made up of band students who will play and made up of band students or color guards who will tape notes to doors.
Each designated area is clearly mapped out and will have a parent chaperone who will guide the walking ensemble through the neighborhoods. Parent are welcome to walk alongside their child.
Parents will be responsible for picking up their student at the drop off location. Parents need to be flexible and be "on call" and ready to pick up their student when the ensemble has finished their assigned area.
Students will need a backpack to hold their sack lunch, umbrella, rain coast and fully charged phone.
Students are requested to wear their bowmen colors and to have FUN!!
Safety and communication will be of top priority. All ensemble members have the phone number of their chaperone. Parents are to call the chaperone if they are running late or for an unexpected event such as early pick up. Tara Clark can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
100% of money raised will support our band programs!
Below is recent communication that has been sent out through Charms which highlight Band Day:
Many of you may be asking what is Band Day?
Band Day is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. It is known as the biggest because it not only raises a lot of money but it also involves 100% student participation and a lot of help from our parents, especially this year. All students in the band program - not just marching band students and color guard - are asked to dedicate a good part of their Saturday to raising money in support of our band programs. Students will be put into small ensembles (3 to 5 students) and are assigned an area of neighborhoods in Sherwood. Each group will need a parent chaperone. (Parents: this is where I need your help! Chaperones are responsible for staying with the kids and keeping them safe. Parents will walk around a small section of our community with a map in hand. It's a time to enjoy the energy of our awesome band/color guard students, their music, and the day!)
As the ensemble walks through the neighborhoods, two students will play their instruments and one or two other students will post notes on garage doors. The notes will contain a pleasant request to donate with a QR code to our band program. There will be no knocking on doors as we have done in the past.
Band Day also involves students playing their instrument at storefronts and locations in the community such as Walmart and Kohl's. If your student is in the drumline he/she will be performing at a storefront. Parent volunteers will be requested to stay with the performers for the duration of Band Day.
As mentioned above, students will be assigned a neighborhood area or storefront. These areas will be communicated to you once I have my complete list of volunteers. Please know there is no carpooling. You will be requested to drop off your child at their assigned area. You are welcome to walk with them in their ensemble or stay with them at the store front depending on where they are assigned. Parents will be requested to pick up their student at the same place of drop off once the job is complete.
Please know that safety protocols are in place! There will be no volunteers driving groups of kids; there will be no knocking on doors, thereby limiting direct contact with the community; money will be collected using QR codes; masks must be used by students and adult volunteers; and students will be maintaining 3 feet of distance whenever possible, just like at school.
Students will also be responsible for bringing their own lunch.