Current Volunteer Opportunities
Managing all this Band PPE Inventory - We need help!
All the performing arts PPE vendors are in full production right now. They are rushing them to us as fast as they can. Even with a rush order, we don't expect the PPE to arrive on-site until spring break. Once the PPE arrives, we need to inventory it all, label it, sort it, and have it ready for the first day of school as we return from that break.
If you can help, please, please, we would be so grateful. This is for IMS and MIHS students.
We have a scheduled work party for Friday, April 9th starting at 1:00 p.m. Note that this is at the end of spring break.
If you can help - click on this link to sign up . . . thank you!!!
If you can help throughout the spring with managing our Band PPE inventory, we would love your help with that as well - click to sign up to help with our Band PPE inventory - thank you, thank you!
We promise all of these volunteer jobs are easy. And so meaningful to keeping our students and Band Directors as safe as possible.
Why do we need your help?
We truly could not offer this program without your time and support. Our band program is always expanding and engaging our nearly 800 band students in new experiences. It truly takes a village to support our band.
In the coming weeks, we will need to secure volunteers for help in many areas. Check back here for more volunteering opportunities, look in Band Notes, or go to the Charms Volunteering Calendar. No experience required!
How to sign up to help
Go to Charms
Enter school code: MercerIslandBand
Click on the Volunteer Tab until you see the game or performance you are interested in helping.
Enter your information (your email and phone will be private) and
Click on "Sign Up"
Where do we need your help?
Marching Band Game Night
For every home football game, our high school band marches from the school to the stadium, performs on the field and in the stands, then comes back to the Amphitheater to perform for the 5th quarter event.
We need help with the:
Traffic Crew - Keep the kids safe from cars as they march from the high school to the stadium before the game and vice versa after the game.
Equipment Crew - Set up the ladders, platform, and equipment needed for the halftime show and tear down and return it after the game.
Uniform Help - Before the game, we need help making sure the kids look sharp for their performance and after the 5th Quarter celebration, make sure the kids are properly hanging up their uniforms for the next performance.
Plume Distribution - A few minutes before halftime, the kids will enter the track and we will put in the plumes. After the halftime performance, we take the plumes out.
Water Crew - Keep our band crew hydrated and happy while in the stands.
Marching Band Uniforms
It takes a village keeping 300 band students in uniforms that fit as they continue to grow into young adults. For the marching band, the uniform is jacket, bibs (pants), shako (hat), dinkles (shoes), white gloves, black socks, and a black t-shirt.
We need help with :
Uniform Sizing - Late spring we need help measuring and sizing the kids for their uniforms for the upcoming season
Uniform Fitting & Distribution - A couple of evenings after band camp, we will distribute and fit uniforms to our marching band students.
Game nights and performances - Before and after a performance, we need help making sure everyone is in their proper uniform heading out and has put everything away properly as they are headed back in
Throughout the year, we have a variety of events and activities where you can get involved!
We need help with :
Hot Dog Lunches - On the first day of band camp, we feed our 300 hungry band kids a hot dog lunch.
Band Camp BBQ - On the Thursday night of band camp, we will have an all island band family BBQ. Great food, fun activities (one year we dunked the directors), and a great way to get to know each other before the school year starts.
Band Together - In late fall, the Mercer Island Schools Band Booster holds THE party of the year, Band Together! If you would like to volunteer, sponsor, donate, or procure for this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.