Panthers Stand Fundraiser

We have three (3) Panther events over the next two (2) weeks. As the largest fundraiser for the band, I welcome and encourage all who are able to volunteer to sign up for one of these events.

ECU vs App State - Thursday, September 2

● Kick-off will be at 7:30 pm, gates open at 6:00 pm

● Volunteers will need to arrive at 4:00 pm, we will carpool from the school leaving at 3:00 pm

● Our stand will close at the end of the 3rd Quarter, we will clean-up, do inventory and get out of there as quickly as we can

● We will need a total of 20 volunteers to staff the stand with the following positions:

o Cashiers (no cash handling, Bank of America is a cashless facility_

o Bartending (no prior experience necessary, training will be provided, and drink options are minimal)

o Cook (our only food item are brauts, these are grilled and packaged right in our stand)

o Bar back (someone to restock cups, ice, mixers, etc. as needed. This is normally a person under the age of 18)

● Masks are REQUIRED for all volunteers at Bank of America Stadium

● Freshly washed hats and shirts will be provided

 

Sign-up to volunteer here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49ADA82AABFBC43-thursday1

 

Georgia vs Clemson - Saturday, September 4

● Kick-off will be at 7:30 pm, gates open at 5:300 pm

● Volunteers will need to arrive at 3:00 pm, we will carpool from the school leaving at 2:00 pm

● Our stand will close at the end of the 3rd Quarter, we will clean-up, do inventory and get out of there as quickly as we can

● We will need a total of 20 volunteers to staff the stand with the following positions:

o Cashiers (no cash handling, Bank of America is a cashless facility_

o Bartending (no prior experience necessary, training will be provided, and drink options are minimal)

o Cook (our only food item are brauts, these are grilled and packaged right in our stand)

o Bar back (someone to restock cups, ice, mixers, etc. as needed. This is normally a person under the age of 18)

● Masks are REQUIRED for all volunteers at Bank of America Stadium

● Freshly washed hats and shirts will be provided

 

Sign-up to volunteer here -https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49ADA82AABFBC43-saturday4

Exhibition of Bands

 

We need all families to participate in some way, shape or form! 10 bands from around the area will be performing at NFHS Stadium that day, which means a lot of coordination, communication and organization to make this day successful!

 

We still need volunteers for the following: band guides, concessions, program sales booth, water table, set up and clean up. Pit Crew will also be needed and Bob Ludolph will be requesting volunteers as well.

 

Please see separate email with further details. We only have 1 person signed up to be a "Band Guide". We are in need of 8 more. The Band Guide will greet the band as they arrive on NFHS campus and will be their "go to" person for any questions of where things are located in/around the school. Also, they will walk/guide them from their parking/practice are down to the stadium for their performance as well as walk them back to their buses at the end of their performance. We will have maps for you regarding where buses are parking, where bands are practicing and having a band clinic as well as what is located at the stadium. From someone who has done this position multiple times, it is a lot of fun to be a band guide!

 

Sign-Up Genius for the volunteers need is below:

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49ada82aabfbc43-2021

 

You do not need experience, so please do not be hesitant to volunteer for Exhibition! If you have ANY questions about what Exhibition of Bands is and what the different volunteer positions are, then please contact myself and Staci Hawkins (VP). We will also host a meeting for all volunteers the week of the Exhibition.

 

If you have one of those open canopy tents, could we borrow it for the day of Exhibition? We like to keep our volunteers in the shade as much as possible. Please add your name to the Sign Up Genius under "tents". Thank you in advance!

Chaperones needed

We will have our 2nd football game is Friday, Sept 3. If you are interested in chaperoning a football game, please reply to Leigh Burrell's email with the games dates you can help, your secure volunteer # and expiration date. If you are not a secure volunteer, you can go to fortmillschools.org and apply there. After you apply please let me know by forwarding me the application confirmation email you receive. I will make a schedule and let you know when you are assigned. If you cannot help at any of the football games but would like to be considered for other chaperone opportunities, please let me know.

 

Football: Our band only plays at the home football games, except for the game vs. Fort Mill played at Fort Mill HS this year. The current game days when the band will play are:

 

Sept 3

Sept 17

Oct 1 (Away at FMHS)

Oct 8

Oct 22

Oct 29

 

For those of you who are new to band, we usually use 5-6 chaperones per game, and we try to spread it out so as many of you get a chance to chaperone as possible. Please plan to arrive at NaFo around 5:30pm. We help the kids get dressed and then walk with them and their equipment to the stadium around 6pm.

 

Once we are in the stadium, we sit with the band in the band only section, forming a “barrier” between the band and the student section. This is mainly to help keep people away from the instruments and equipment. During half time and third quarter, we stay in the stands and keep watch over the equipment and personal items. It is a pretty easy job! All the chaperones are asked to wear a RED SHIRT. If younger family members want to come to a game when you are chaperoning, please arrange for others to supervise them elsewhere in the stands. Football games are a great way to get your feet wet in the chaperone world.

 

Exhibition: Since the exhibition is at our school and does not require travel, we do not have a need for many chaperones. If you are available that day and want to help, please watch for the main signup request for that event and volunteer. There are many ways to help with Exhibition!

 

Competitions: We only have 6 competitions this year. Space is limited on the buses, so the best chance for new chaperones to get on this list is to volunteer for football games and on food or uniform crews so that we get to know you, and you can sometimes do double duty. Competition days are fun but busy. We pair new chaperones up with experienced ones so that you can get trained on the run. And when I say run, I am serious! Chaperones are on their feet most of the day and do a ton of walking. Remember to wear a RED SHIRT (and comfy walking shoes) and arrange for others to supervise your younger children on the days you are chaperoning.