WE BELIEVE! The Spartan Alliance band family consists of the students, directors, staff, alumni, and parents of the Homestead Spartan Alliance Band. A group the size of the Spartan Alliance requires your support to run smoothly. We couldn't accomplish everything we do without the help of our parents. We rely on our band parents to fill many vital volunteer roles throughout the year. Parents and families support the band through concessions, various committees, fundraisers, competition day activities and much more. WE BELIEVE in offering our full support to our students, both behind the scenes and as we sit in a sea of blue to cheer them on to a brilliant performance.
New SACS Policy to Prevent Bullying
The SACS School Board has issued a policy requiring all parent volunteers to complete an online training program to help recognize and prevent bullying. The training takes approximately 5 minutes. To complete your training, please use this link:
Continue to the screens after the video to complete the remainder of the training.
All band parents need to watch this video before volunteering.
We use Sign Up Genius for all of our volunteer opportunities. Log on by clicking the link below and see how easy it is. Band events are listed along with the dates and times that we need help. To volunteer, find an opening with a Sign Up button and enter your name and email address. It's that easy! You'll even receive a reminder email from Sign Up Genius. Spartan Alliance parents are highly encouraged to volunteer and participate in supporting the band.
Watch our parent volunteer video and sign up to help today!
PARENT VOLUNTEER GROUPS
Please contact the Band Manager, Sarah Johnson, to be connected with any of our parent opportunities, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our fabulous dads work tirelessly to ensure that all props as well as equipment used by the pit members are in working order, packed on the semi, unloaded at the competition, and delivered to the field. Pit Crew members meet during most of the Tuesday and Thursday evening band practices at the beginning of the season. They also assist at all performances.
Our bus chaperones accompany our students to and from all competitions. Chaperones are responsible for attendance and the safety of our students. They also assist with taping uniforms, hair, etc. prior to our competition performance. Chaperones are a crucial frontline for our band and enjoy quality time with our wonderful students.
Each August, parents work alongside the students to wash cars, dry towels, and also act as site coordinators during this annual fundraiser.
Johnny Appleseed Chicken & Dumplings Booth
Our biggest fundraiser of the year. Hundreds of parent volunteers are needed to prepare food, set-up the booth at the festival site, roll dumplings, cook, serve, and tear-down the booth.
Volunteers should park in the Coliseum parking lot near the Homestead trailer which is parked at the east end of the parking lot. Stop at the trailer to check in and get your costume. Then enter the park across from the trailer. Go to Charms for more information.
Fall Festival and ISSMA Scholastic State Prelims and Open Competition
Homestead hosts two band competitions. The first is the ISSMA Scholastic State Prelims and Open Competition. This event is an official ISSMA event and we supply volunteers for positions not covered by ISSMA personnel.
The second event is the Homestead Fall Festival of Bands. This is our marching band invitational. We organize and work all areas of the competition. Hundreds of parent volunteers are needed for both events to host visiting bands, work concessions, provide food for the hospitality room, work at water stations, etc.
Each Tuesday and Thursday the members of the Spirit Committee create locker posters for the upcoming competitions. They help to set-up the pot lucks and pizza lunches and also sell spirit buttons. There are many activities throughout the season that are made possible because of the wonderful volunteers in the Spirit Committee. They create the welcome sign for band camp, sort T-shirt orders, and pass out the newsletters along with many other activities. They are always busy and always having fun. Join the Spirit Committee today.
Parents of juniors host the band's Senior Recognition Night. Parent volunteers are needed to coordinate the meal, sew senior capes, create and send invitations to all the senior families, collect baby photos, decorate the cafeteria, and create the senior slide show. It is a very special evening for our seniors and their families.
Two parents work at the first aid station at all times that the band is practicing. Parent volunteers provide water and basic first aid to the band members, such as band-aids, ice, etc.
Concessions (on behalf of SACS Music Boosters)
SACS Music Boosters members are responsible for staffing the seven district concession stands for all high school and middle school athletic events throughout the entire school year (approximately 185 events). Choir, Dance, Orchestra, and Band parents all work concessions throughout the year. As the band receives large donations from Music Boosters for competition fees, awards, and instruments, we happily staff a large number of concession events. Sign up for your shifts today!