Home Football Games Halftime Performance Duties

(All duties are split between 2 band & 2 color guard chaperones)

  1. All chaperones – continually monitor students and assist students and the band directors from call time until dismissal time.
  2. Band chaperones – Uniform Assistance
    • Hat racks emptied and hats put in order by alphabet.
    • Recruit 2 to 3 additional parents to assist in pluming. At the middle of 2nd quarter, go with band to plume hats, once the director has instructed.
    • Must use gloves to insert and remove the plumes, once the director has instructed.
  3. Color Guard chaperones –
    • Assist color guard with costumes, and equipment.
  4. No FOOD while in marching uniform.
    • At no time are students to eat or drink (other than water) in their uniforms, this includes soda, candy, popcorn, etc. Water will be provided by the water brigade in the stands after their performance.
    • Monitor students at break time to make sure no one is eating in uniform. They are allowed water only.
  5. End of Game
    • All chaperones accompany students back to the truck
    • Band chaperones take the hats boxes off the racks and put in order by alphabet. Help put hat boxes back on racks.
    • All chaperones- make sure students have not left any clothing, instruments or color guard equipment.
    • All Chaperones are to remain until the last student is picked up from game site.

Field Show Competition Duties

(All duties are split between 2 band & 2 color guard chaperones)

  1. Arrive at Edison High School at or 5 minutes before call time.
    • You may want to wear comfortable walking shoes as we will be walking to various locations with the students.
  2. Uniform Help
    • Before leaving Edison, make sure students have complete uniform, and help if they need to borrow a uniform piece (example gloves, gauntlets, shoes, color guard items).
  3. Two Chaperones ride on each bus. There are usually 2 buses.
    • The Chaperone Kit (stored in percussion room closet) and 1st aid kit (which holds the student emergency cards, stored in director’s office closet), are to be loaded on the truck or bus in the cargo hold. Chaperones should make sure they are there in case the students do not load them.
  4. While on the Bus
    • Chaperones do a head count on each bus. This number will be given to the director or assistant director.
    • Students will remain seated and seat belted if provided.
    • If students are in uniform, there will be no eating. Students may drink water only.
  5. Upon Arrival at Competition
    • Observe the “Silent Bus” signal from the Director or Assistant Director and the student leadership will make sure students are quiet.
    • ALL passengers on the bus are to be silent as we are nearing our destination.
    • Before any of the students exit the bus, the band director will board and give the instructions as to what will be taking place next. For example what to bring with you now, unloading of truck instructions, uniforms etc., and time to be ready to move to warm up area.
    • Find closest restrooms and help students locate. One chaperone per band and CG should accompany students while the other stays with the students at the bus.
  6. Unloading
    • Band
      • Take the plumes, 1st aid kit and chaperone kit off the bus or truck. These will be with the chaperones at all times during warm up and performance.
      • Make sure the hat boxes are taken off the racks and put in order by alphabet.
      • This may be done by band student leadership.
    • Color Guard
      • Make sure all color guard equipment is unloaded off of the bus and truck.
  7. Warm Up
    • Band
      • Escort the students to the various warm up areas with 1st aid kit, plumes & chaperone kit.
      • One band Chaperone will follow the wind section and the other will follow the percussion section. The Percussion Chaperone may be in charge of the water at water breaks.
      • The director will give us the schedule of times to let us know when there is water break and when we will plumes the hats. Plumes are to be handled only by adults with gloves.
      • Check uniform pants to make sure they are properly snapped to the correct length. Students should make sure that their hair (if longer than collar), is pinned up above the collar.
    • Color Guard:
      • Wait for instructions to proceed to warm up area.
      • CG Chaperones may need to take a separate cooler with waters to guard warm up area.
  8. Performance Time
    • Chaperones will move to the staging area and move to a location out of the way of the performers and roadies. Assist roadies if needed. Chaperones may accompany the group on to the field.
    • Enjoy the Field Show!!!
  9. After the Performance
    • Listen for director’s instructions.
    • Stay with performers until the director gives the ok to de-plume the students.
    • Usually we go back to the buses and load the truck.
    • Students will be allowed to change into street clothes (i.e… Color guard warm ups, polo, jeans and band jacket) only after the truck has been loaded.
    • Enjoy the rest of the performances and the awards in our designated area of the bleachers.
    • All Chaperones are to stay with students, one Chaperone per band and color guard should be in the stands at all times. Students should be quiet and respectful during other performances.
    • Contact the assistant band director if any student is not doing as asked.
  10. After Awards
    • Group goes back to the bus and the chaperones do a head count and reports to the Director.
    • Head Home
  11. Back at School
    • Make sure plumes and chaperone bag are put away in the uniform closet and 1st aid kit in band director’s office.
    • Chaperones are to stay until the last student is picked up from Edison.