Committees

The Band Boosters are a volunteer organization whose main responsibility is to support the entire Fuquay-Varina High School Band Program. It takes a great deal of time, organization and effort each year to meet the needs of the Band Program.  Parent volunteering is crucial to our success. Parents, please take a moment to review our volunteer needs below and let us know how you can help by contacting the committee chair persons.  (If you are interested in filling a vacant committee chair, please contact Andy Jones.)


BAND CAMP
(Bridgette Strickland)
This committee works with the band director to plan, organize, prepare for and chaperone summer marching band camp. 

MARCHING BAND FIELD REHEARSAL (Nancy Tracy)
Responsible for recruiting volunteers to oversee water breaks and administer minor first aid during marching band field rehearsals. 

CHAPERONE (Barbara Anthe)

Coordinates volunteers to serve as chaperones, assures that sufficient chaperones are scheduled, and ensures chaperones understand their responsibilities.  Chaperones are required for all home football games, playoff football games, marching & concert band competitions, parades, marching band camp, and any other event that takes the students off campus. Parents who wish to chaperone must register with and be approved by the Wake County Public School System prior to chaperoning students.

COMMUNICATION (Wesley Jerome)

Manages BBFV's Google non-profit account, which includes products BBFV utilizes such as Google Sites (this website), Google Groups (email distributions lists), and Google Drive (storage for shared electronic files). 

FUNDRAISERS FOR FVHS BANDS

FUNDRAISERS FOR STUDENTS (Michelle DeSantis)
This committee organizes, administers and oversees all approved fundraising activities that enable band students to earn funds for their individual band accounts.

HOSPITALITY (Danielle Milligan) This committee plans and hosts special events for the band.  Events include the beginning of marching band season pot luck lunch, end of marching band season party, FOB hospitality suite for visiting marching band directors/coaches/bus drivers, and refreshments for wind ensemble and symphonic band concerts. 

PIT CREW (EQUIPMENT & TRANSPORTATION) (Brian Rau)  
This committee is responsible for ensuring all equipment is present at all marching band performances and some away concert band performances.  For away performances, this committee transports, loads, and unloads all equipment.   At the performance, pit crew members transports large “non-marching” instruments, props and equipment to and from the marching band field or concert stage.  This committee is also responsible for scheduling rental trucks if needed. 

PUBLICITY (chairperson needed)
This committee promotes band activities to the public.  Activities to be publicized include performances, competitions, concerts, achievements, and band fundraisers.


SPONSORSHIP (Andy Jones)
This committee works year-round to solicit funds/donations from local businesses to support the band program.  In addition, committee members investigate and submit applications for grants as an additional means of support for the band. 

UNIFORMS
(Ela Perry)
Responsible for issuing and maintaining marching band uniforms. This committee schedules fittings for students, assists with alterations (which mainly entails moving pre-installed snaps) and repairs uniforms as necessary.  This committee orders yearly color guard uniforms.  This committee also oversees the disbursement and storing of uniforms for all Marching band functions.  The chairperson oversees uniform cleaning (approximately 1 dozen parents divide uniforms and launder them at home).