Seven Lakes Spartan Band
One of the best, most rewarding ways to be a part of the Seven Lakes Band Family is to volunteer!
Volunteers help make the band program work! We simply can’t have a successful season without the support of our parent volunteers. The best part about volunteering is meeting and making friends and getting a front-row seat to see our kids in action! Our band community is simply the best and there are so many ways to get involved. Please check out all of the fun ways you can get plugged in and sign up for one, two, or more areas and get ready to have a blast.
We can’t wait to meet you and your family!
Transporting 300+ students from school to the stadium and back can be a big undertaking. Still, it’s also an excellent opportunity to get to know the kids and other parents and guardians! We need many chaperones to make it happen, and we’d love for you to join us.
As a chaperone, you’ll ride with the students on the school buses to and from games and the charter buses for out-of-town contests. Game days can happen on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Whether you can help once a week or once during the season, we would be thrilled to have you on board!
EVERY person that would like to chaperone is required to attend training ANNUALLY! Our first training session will be held on Registration Day, August 5 at noon. There you will gain all the knowledge you need to be a 7L Band and Color Guard Chaperone Extraordinaire!
Additional training dates will be provided in the next newsletter. You can sign up below to be a chaperone.
We need YOU on Loading Crew! Moving the Spartan Band and Color Guard to their various off-site practices, football games, and competitions is no easy task. The band program relies on a dedicated group of parents in the Loading Crew to help with this job.
We currently have two semi-trailers that are outfitted to hold much of the drumline and front ensemble equipment, and a smaller trailer (Little Blue) which we typically use to transport our electronics.
There is quite a bit of effort needed to load and unload all of this equipment. While the students do help with this task, the band program relies heavily on our adult Loading Crew to get us to and from our various events, trips, practices, and competitions. It’s a great way to get plugged into the band program.
We have lots of fun while helping the program. There is no long-term commitment. Help as little or as much as you like. During the marching season, we set up weekly rotations based on those who are available to help.
Feeding our 300+ band and guard members is no small feat! That’s where the Food Crew comes in – we provide delicious meals, beverages, and snacks to keep everyone fueled and ready for game day and contest trips.
It takes about 8 – 10 volunteers to set up tables, put out food, keep the cookies/chips and drinks tables stocked and clean up the serving area afterwards.
Meals are served at school before every football game, and you’ll be done in time to go to the game. For marching contests, meals may be at school or at the contest site, and there may be more than one meal during the day.
Volunteer for one or many, it’s up to you. A weekly signup email will be sent to those on the Food Crew Volunteer list.
Our goal is to make sure all of our talented band students look their best for every performance. We fit marching uniforms during summer camp and tuxedos and dresses in the spring for concert season.
Many hands make light work and we are excited to welcome anyone who is willing to help. No experience necessary! The process is easy and we will show you everything you need to know.
Volunteer opportunities in the uniform room include hanging uniform pieces, organizing inventory, ironing, fitting uniforms and sewing simple alterations.
We also have volunteers help students with uniform needs before and after each game, competition or concert.
We are looking for “Mum Moms’ (and dads!) to assist in the making of homecoming mums and garters in the fall.
As one of the band’s biggest fundraisers, this is a huge undertaking and requires a lot of working hands to pull it off. We are looking for crafty volunteers and not-so-crafty (but detail-oriented) ones to come work in the most fun room in the band hall. We will teach you everything you need to know.
We work during the school day and in the evening when the band is practicing so it works for most schedules.
Photographers are needed at every band event to capture the special moments of our kids. These volunteers have an “All Access” pass to the band. The photos that are taken are uploaded onto the band SmugMug page, where the pictures are available to parents and students at no cost!