It takes a village to run a band crossing six schools and eight grades. We need your help!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer activity isn't listed above?
If you can't find the opportunity you are looking for in the items above, you can always go to Charms and sign up on the volunteer calendar directly. Here's how:
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"
Examples of Volunteer Opportunities
Events and Activities
Throughout the year, we have a variety of events where we would love your help! Field trips and impromptu activities are always coming up, watch your email for these.
Hot Dog Lunch
On the first day of band camp, we need help feeding our hungry MIHS band kids a hot dog lunch.
Band Camp BBQ
Join our All Island Band BBQ. Great food, fun (dunk the directors), and a great way to get to know each other before the school year starts.
In early November, MISBB holds THE party of the year, Band Together! Contact BandTogether@MISBB.org if you'd like to help.
MIHS 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 back to the Amphitheater to perform for the 5th quarter event. We need volunteers to keep them safe and looking good! No previous volunteer experience is required!
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.
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.
Set up the ladders, platform, and equipment needed for the halftime show and tear down and return it after the game.
Keep our band crew hydrated and happy while in the stands.
Before the game, make sure the kids look sharp and after the 5th Quarter celebration, make sure the kids hang up their uniforms for the next performance.
Marching Band Uniforms
It takes a village keeping 300 band students in uniforms that fit as they continue to grow into young adults. The uniform is a jacket, bibs (pants), shako (hat), dinkles (shoes), white gloves, black socks, and a black t-shirt.
Late spring, we need help measuring and sizing our band kids for their uniforms for the upcoming season.
A couple of evenings after band camp, we will distribute and fit uniforms to our MIHS marching band students.