Frequently Asked Questions

posted Aug 2, 2012, 6:02 AM by Denise Birkhoff   [ updated Jul 19, 2019, 7:51 AM by B Trout ]

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What’s the football game routine?

·        Pizza is provided by the boosters at 4:00pm for away games.

·        Students can stay in the band room after school if they wish.

·        Student drivers should park by Door H.  Please move cars out of the gravel lot and into the paved lot by the tennis 

         courts before football games.

·        After games and competitions, students are responsible for unloading their instrument from the trailers (if 

         applicable) and neatly hanging their uniforms back on hangers in their garment bags.  Parent volunteers check 

         uniform bags to make sure all the pieces are present and that they are hung neatly.

·        After the game one section is responsible for clean-up in the band room (sections are rotated and assigned by the 


·        Students must leave the school through Door H.  This is for their safety.  The area between the gravel lot and back 

         door to the band room becomes very congested when trailers and buses are being unloaded and parents are picking 

         up students. 


How do I volunteer?

·         Craft shows throughout the season.

·         Chaperones for away games and competitions.

·         Checking uniforms after games and competitions.

·         Helping with meals before away games.

·         Working with the Pit Crew to move percussion instruments onto the field at games and competitions.

·         Helping with fundraising (organizing a student fundraiser opportunity).


What are the responsibilities of a chaperone?

·         Checking names on a list as they board buses.

·         Monitoring behavior on buses.

·         Helping students as needed at away games and competitions.

·         Relaying concerns to the directors.

·         Communicating trip status to students as needed.


What should we do to be ready for competitions?

·        Make sure that white competition shoes are clean.

·        Students must wear white gym shorts (not bulky) and white underwear under the white pants for competitions.                 

         Colored or patterned underwear shows through the white competition pants.

·        Make sure you have clean gloves.  You may need to buy a new pair for $3.00 before competitions.

·        Wear long white socks.  No bare ankles, please!

·        Please plan for students to pay for their meals on competition trips.  We do not allow eating when wearing the         


·        Many competitions have t-shirts or snacks for sale.  If students are interested in shopping, they should bring 

         spending money.

·        Schedules and maps are distributed to the band the week before a competition.  If your student does not bring      

         them home, they are available in the band room or on the website.


How do fundraisers work?

·        All profits from all fundraisers will be divided equally among all band members. Based on current tax law, 

         fundraisers to benefit individuals are not permitted.

What is a student account?  How do I know how much money is in my student’s account?

·        Student accounts are kept by the treasurer to track fees, payments and proceeds from fundraising.   You can find 

         your student’s account information (and lots of other information) on Charms (www.charmsoffice.com).   If you can’t 

         remember your Student ID or can’t log in to Charms, contact us at mhsbbi@gmail.com.

·        When we conduct fundraisers that benefit the individual students, their Charms account will be credited within a 
         week after the product has been delivered.
·        It is important that you keep the contact information in Charms current.  All the band communications will be 
         delivered via e-mail so please make sure you update your e-mail address if it changes.
·       The band takes a trip every two years. The next trip will take place during the 2015-2016 school year.

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