Band camp is August 20-24 at AB High School and rapidly approaching! We need many hands to ensure a safe and fun week for the students! We’re looking for chaperone and uniform help.
Don’t worry if you’ve never done it, Uniform and Chaperone Coordinators will be on hand to show you what needs to be done and answer questions. You don’t need any special skills, and we’d love to have new volunteers. If you can only help for a few hours – we would love to have you!
What is involved?
Camp runs 9 am-9 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9 am-3 pm on Friday with an end of camp party at NARA Park starting at 3. Each day, we’ll need chaperones, uniform fitters, extra hands for other tasks as well as help with sewing.
Our primary goal is to keep the kids safe. Chaperones stay with the kids during the course of the day and are available to help out the kids or the staff if needed. The day is split into 3 shifts where we need typically need more help in the mornings and evenings. Morning and evening sessions are usually at Leary Field, and afternoon sessions are usually inside the High School though the schedule can change if the weather does not cooperate or as for Monday afternoon with the viewing event. Please be flexible with your plans.
ABFOM also hosts a pizza party for the kids on Monday during the dinner break and a few extra hands are appreciated. This means you do not have to plan a Monday dinner for your marching student as they will eat at the school and enjoy a fun time with their new friends!
We’ll need to fit over 100 kids with uniforms during this time, so the Uniform Committee is in need of many people to help. You do not need to know how to sew for this task. Our Uniform Coordinators will be on hand to show you what you need to do. (P.S. The chorus room is air conditioned – MANY hands are needed so come join us.)
If you have sewing skills, we need help with things like hemming pants or other light alterations. If you do not have a CORI, you can take the uniforms home or we can drop them off for you. Again – many hands are needed!
Friday morning the Band will have a photo session and a few extra hands are needed to coordinate the students with their group photos, etc.. and a great perk is that you get to snap a few of your own shots of the students all spiffed up!
Friday afternoon is the end of camp party at NARA. We’ll need chaperone help there both on the beach, volleyball area, and at the pavilion.
Click here to Signup as AB Band Camp Volunteer