Parent Volunteering/ABBA Booster Committees

The Trojan Band Needs YOU!

(Need to contact a committee head? See the ABBA ROSTER for contact information.)

volunteerWhether you can help once, or on an on-going basis! The BAND needs YOU!

General help is ALWAYS needed and appreciated! One way to help is to provide water and/or snacks for games and contests. We generally send a TROJAN BAND BLAST announcement when we need things for games, contests or parties!

Scroll down to read about the committees/projects.

Uniforms: This committee distributes both concert and marching band uniforms to students. They are also responsible for fitting uniforms during band camp; for uniform maintenance; and for selection and purchasing of new uniform items at the direction of the band directors. This committee is extremely busy, but it’s one of the BEST ways to meet all the students! Can’t help on site? you CAN help our supply needs. Check out the shopping list on the uniform page!

Student CateringFOOD!  Meals need to be provided to our hungry band members at many events, mainly before football games.  This committee arranges for food delivery and distribution to our students.  A GREAT way to meet the band students!

Membership – Directory: We create the band student directory

Membership – Brag Buttons: A parent volunteer takes pictures and creates brag buttons so that everyone knows who your band student is. Each family gets two with fair share

Pit Crew: During Marching Season We have more instruments and Dance Guard equipment to get onto the field (and off again) than we have personnel using it, so we rely heavily on our PIT CREW to help us move on/off the field rapidly both during halftime and contest performances, and to help get equipment loaded and unloaded from the trucks and trailers every time we perform! You DON’T have to be a Percussion Parent to join Pit Crew. Talk to our Pit Crew Committee Chair, and volunteer to work one or more games or contests.

Spirit: Activities include construction, maintenance and inventorying of signs, and coordinating decoration of the Band Hall before contests and other events as needed.   This committee also presents your band student with a personalized yard sign which will recognize your son or daughter as an outstanding member of the award winning Anderson Trojan Band.

Social: Music is not the only interest of band members. This committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and producing a number of social events throughout the year starting with the Back-to-School picnic, refreshments at camp and at concerts, and the Awards Banquet at the close of the school year.

Dance Guard: An important part of any band performance is the visual element provided by the Dance Guard.  This committee assists the instructors with all aspects of the Dance Guard section, including helping with Spin Camp in the spring, game preparation/chaperoning and fundraising. How Can I Help the Dance Guard? One way to help is to volunteer with “Fairy Guard Mothers” to chaperone the Dance Guard section during contests and games!  This is a fun volunteer position with a great group of kids!

ChaperoneChaperones ride on the buses to and from band events, normally the football games and many contests. There are normally 2 chaperones on a bus and they are responsible for seeing that the students behave properly during the trip and get back on the bus at the end of the event.

Communications: Not only do band parents need to know about the band activities and accomplishments, but so does the public. Committee activities include producing the web site and the TROJAN BAND BLAST as well as press releases. We also share photos with the AHS Yearbook. You can help by sending photos and videos (or the links to them if you have them online) to the WEBMASTER for more informatio

Fundraising: This ways and means committee is responsible for raising the funds needed to support the band. We start the year off with Flamingo-ing, an end-of-summer favorite! Fall finds us hosting the Ford Test Drive, where folks can come out and test drive a ford vehicle, and the band receives $20 per driver! The spring solo & ensemble concert will be presented in our Anderson City Limits festival event. We also have support from the Randall’s Remarkable Card.  Additional Fund Raising ideas are always welcome!

Volunteer Opportunities

ABBA Volunteer Jobs for every parent of an AHS Band member
  • Please sign up to help on at least one or two committees.
    THE BAND NEEDS YOU!

  • It takes an army of volunteers to help get our 250-300 band students ready, fed, and transported to games and competitions; whether it's parents hemming student uniforms, to pit crew in getting on the field and transporting instruments and props. If every band parent signs up for one or two committees, we have all the bases covered. As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work!"

Contacts:
(Website) WEBMASTER