Volunteers

Lincoln East Band Boosters has many dedicated volunteers work hard and have fun! We have a number of opportunities and ways you can help whether it is once or throughout the year. Some of the areas that often need more help are: sewing/hemming pants, building props for the Marching Band, help carry front line equipment on and off the field for competitions, bake cookies, and chaperone. If you have a special skill or business that could help our band, let us know!

Fundraising is critical to the band program.   If you have a great idea for fundraising, let us know! We are always looking for parents and grandparents to help us organize or chair an event. We can always use extra volunteers for the day of events, too!

Volunteer Form

Volunteer Opportunities:

We have several sign up genius out right now.  A lot of volunteers are needed in the next 2 months so please consider signing up to help! We have a great time and would really like to get to know more Band Parents!

Pit Crew – We need help carrying equipment on and off the field for games and competitions. We need people to carry heavy items and also light items.  To see the dates, what help is needed, and to sign up go here.

We are still in need of people willing to pull the trailer back up to the school on Wednesday mornings. It would be from about 8:25 to 9am. PLEASE consider helping. Our Band accomplishes so much on these Wednesday practices! Even if you can only help one Wednesday, we will take your help! If you have questions, please send eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com an email. Thank you!

Uniform HelpersWonder how Our Band looks so good on the field? It’s our Uniform Volunteers! We need a lot of people willing to help with uniforms. There are lots of different duties so if you want to help, we will find a job for you!  To see what uniform help is needed and to sign up to volunteer, go here.

Handy Tools and Projects Group. Marching Band needs props! If you are handy, we could use your talents!

Marching Band Care Packages. WATER! Help put care packages together for out-of-town competitions, make sure the students have plenty of water, and make sure water is available for performances at East High football games.

Tailgate Party. Help with a pre-game gathering before a chosen home football game.

8th Grade Invitation Night. 8th graders are invited to perform with the band for the Star-Spangled banner at a home football game and then play with the band in the stands during the game. Help with distributing treats and water and welcoming the 8th graders to the band community.

Chaperone. Whenever the band travels, we have a minimum of two parents ride each bus. We can assign you to a bus other than your child’s if preferred.

Jazz Band. Support Horizons, Prep Jazz and Blue Note Jazz Band. Help with set up and clean up at Jazz Café in late April.

Spring Band Dessert Reception. Late May brings a year-end celebration to honor all band, ensembles, and color guard members. Help with set-up and clean-up for the dessert reception.

Fundraising Assistance. The biggest fundraiser for 2014-15 will be the annual gift wrap station at Gateway Mall on Saturdays and Sundays from the weekend after Thanksgiving until December 24. Help coordinate volunteers, staff 2-3 hour shifts and supervise band members as they wrap gifts. Other fundraising the Boosters have been involved in include: Barnes & Noble Day (the band receives percentages
of in-store and on-line sale totals) sales of POGO cards, magazines, poinsettias, Pampered Chef items, candles, Marcus Theater tickets, Beansmith Coffee, and Bakers Chocolates.

Learn about more volunteer opportunities, click here.

Water Cooler Directions

Lincoln East Band Boosters Water Duty

Water for the Band during home football games the Lincoln East Band usually performs before the game, during the game, and at half time. Band uniforms are worn during this time and students are not allowed to eat or drink, except for water. The Band Boosters provide water for the band members during this time.

What to do:

1) Obtain three water coolers from the band booster president prior to the game. I will have them in the band room about an hour before game time.

2) Obtain two hundred (200) cups from the band booster president at to the game. I will have them in the band room about an hour before game time.

3) Fill the containers about ¾ full with ice and water from the Copple building on the north end of the football field. Use the north entrance on the west end of the building. Use the wagon to transport the coolers.

4) Take the water coolers and place them at the end of the stadium seats in the band section.

5) Keep an eye on the water level during the game, replacing ice and water as necessary.

6) At the end of the game, empty the water coolers and wipe them dry. Then return them to the band room as soon as possible, unless you have water duty for the next home game.

The water coolers need to be in the stands around game time. Filling the three water coolers usually takes 15 minutes. When the weather turns cold, you might have to fill just two water coolers.

Thanks for volunteering! Your support of the band is greatly appreciated!

Volunteer Form and Questionnaire