The following committees are always looking for new volunteers. For more information about any of these committees, or to find out how you can join a
committee, please email us.
Marching Season Uniforms
One person orders summer uniform shirts and items for marching season. Committee measures and fits students’ uniforms; provides mending assistance at
performances; and get uniforms cleaned at the end of the season.
Band Camp Committee
- “Welcome Freshman” Lunch - Committee coordinates an
on-site lunch for band during the first week of the July/Aug camp, including getting food through purchase or donation; and setting up, serving and cleaning-up.
- Band Camp Snacks – Committee requests snack donations,
and distributes snacks to band at the conclusion of practice several times per week during camp, including cleanup.
- Cold Cloths – Provide a cooler loaded with ice water
and 200+ washcloths to practice field or football field at the start of the afternoon session of band camp on especially hot days. At the end of practice, committee picks up and launders the
Committee has water available for the band at parades, football games, and competitions. For competitions, bottles of water are loaded in three
coolers with ice before time to load semi trailer.
Chair schedules bus chaperones for travel performances, including parades and marching/concert competitions. Chaperones ride the buses to ensure the
safety of the band students. Chaperones also walk in the parades, cooling the students with spray water bottles.
Travel Meal Committee
Committee works with band directors to arrange meals for extended-distance competition trips, such as semi-state, state, and Bands of
Chair works with band directors to staff pit crew for competitions. Pit Crew helps move band equipment and show props on and off the field for home
football games and marching season competitions, and loads/unloads the semi trailer/box truck when the band travels.
- Show Prop Building Crew
Chair reports to the Pit Crew Chair, and works with band directors to plan and coordinate the building of the marching season props, including purchasing
- Band Semi Trailer
Chair reports to the Pit Crew Chair, and coordinates the maintenance/inspections, tractor rentals, and hiring a CDL-licensed driver to pull the Mustang
semi-trailer in parades and to competitions.
Concert Season Uniforms
Chair orders uniforms for concert season. Committee fits boys in tux coats; provides mending assistance at concerts and
competitions, and gets tux coats cleaned after season.
Fall – Football season Senior Night (at Football Game)
Coordinates individual and group photos of senior band students, including ordering of laminated poster-sized individual photos. Committee also chooses a blanket or other gift to be presented
to the seniors, and hangs up and takes down posters on the football field fence. Posters are to be stored in band room for use at spring banquet.
Scholarship Essay Contest
Chair cannot be a senior parent. The Munster Band Backers offer two, one-time, $500
scholarships to qualified seniors. Chair coordinates the notification of the contest, secures the judging by outside individuals, collects entries, and facilitates the notification and
announcement of the winners.
Senior parents are encouraged to participate on this committee but others are welcome to assist. Chair needed to coordinate this end of school year
banquet celebrating marching season, concert season and honoring the bands’ outgoing seniors. Committee secures location, food and beverages, sends invitations and manages responses, coordinates
senior gifts, and handles decorating, set-up/clean-up.
Fundraiser chairs will submit information to be publicized, and the Publicity Committee will then:
- Submit information for posting on the calendar pages of the Times and Post Tribune newspapers;
- Work with the MHS Theater director to include band fliers in concert and theater programs;
- Set up and staff the Band Backer table at events such as concerts, to promote Backer
- Contact Munster businesses to post fliers promoting fundraisers and to use their marquee signage for band
- Contact MHS Main Office to use school marquee signage for events/fundraisers;
- Contact Pepsi to get banners to hang on football field fence when appropriate;
- Develop relationships with Munster businesses to host fundraisers;
- Ensure that sponsors are recognized in accordance with established criteria;
- Provide the Paragon staff, the PTO (Mustang Memo), and other MHS forums, with information and photographs
chronicling the band’s accomplishments to be published in the yearbook, etc.
One Year Term Band Backer
Executive Board positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary; and terms run from July 1 through June 30 to coincide with the school year and the corporation’s fiscal
Vice President facilitates an audit of the previous year’s financial records by a committee comprised of at least three members who are not officers (either outgoing or incoming).
Committee is comprised of three members: a band director, a Parent Member, and an executive officer (selected by the Executive Board). They
facilitate the election of new officers each year by providing a slate of nominees in March with the vote in April.
Feel free to contact any board
member at any time: President, Becky McKeever, 219-741-9927; Vice President, Linda Bevil, 219-746-4870; Secretary, Michelle Gilhooly,
773-771-4028; Treasurer, Kathy Foster, 219-902-5102; or via Band Backers’ email at email@example.com.
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