If you’re the parent of a freshman or new Band member there are probably some things about Home Game procedure you’d like to know.
Tickets for parents or other family members can be purchased at the gate. For heavily attended games, like Bell (Fountain Valley HS) and CIF games you will need to buy your tickets at school in advance.
2. Chaperones – See Chaperones Duties
3. Water Brigade – See Water Brigade Duties
4. Papering and sectioning off the Band area in the bleachers. There has to be plenty of room for kids and instruments in the bleachers. Two to three volunteers are needed before the game to paper several rows in our designated section. The paper and bag with tape, scissors, caution tape, etc. are loaded on to the truck at load out. The papering volunteers meet at the truck at “call time” to retrieve the supplies then go directly to the stands through the back entrance. The amount of rows papered will depend on the size of the Band and Color Guard, usually 9 to 10 leaving 3 or 4 at the top and bottom for parents. The paper is rolled over the seats and taped just enough to keep them in place. If too much tape is used it is more difficult to remove. The volunteers stay with our section until the Band and Color Guard take their seats to make sure other spectators do not sit in our section. Papers should make sure all of the paper and tape is removed immediately following the game.
For Band families, the most important part of the football game is the half-time show. Most get their snacks beforehand so they don’t miss anything. Depending on the schedule, the Dance/Drill may perform before or after the Band and Color Guard. The Band and Color Guard usually perform the Field Show, but at Homecoming and away games, the Band plays Pep Band music and doesn’t usually march in uniform. After the performance, the Band and Color Guard march off – the Booster parents applaud hysterically and the plume pluckers come in and remove the plumes for the evening.
Students should not leave the area without letting their Section Leaders or chaperones know. Pick up is usually at about 9:30 (if the game started at 7:00). Chaperones are required to wait until the last student is picked up.
As you can see, it takes a lot of teamwork to get the kids onto the field – if you can help, please contact the Booster President or any member of the Booster Executive Board.