There is a student leadership structure, beginning with the
Drum Majors (Marching Band)
Captains (Marching Band)
Section leaders (Marching Band)
which extends to every band student
Our band is a cohesive unit. We function as one entity. All members have different functions as musicians and performers, but also are supporting members. You may not know that just as much work has to be done behind the scenes for each successful show, football game, competition or concert.
They help with the logistical and administrative tasks necessary to run the marching band program. We have found that with student involvement comes:
BENEFITS OF JOINING A CREW
Although you are not required to be a member of a crew, it is highly encouraged for many reasons. No matter how many people sign up for crews, the same work has to get done in order for us to be successful as a program. The more hands we, have the easier that is to accomplish. Also, if you are aspiring to be in leadership for a following year, or to continue to progress in leadership, crews are one of the best ways to showcase your dedication and skill as a leader and member of a team. In addition, each crew has a “chief” and “assistant chief(s)” to run operations more smoothly, these are usually chosen from someone who has been on the crew before. Another benefit to working on a crew is adding it to your resume for college. Colleges like to see that you are a responsilbe individual that has been part of and contributed to organizations at school.
Field crew members are responsible for setting up and putting away any equipment used for rehearsals that are not used in competition (water jugs, field markers, metronome/long ranger, etc.). Members must be willing to arrive and stay after rehearsal approximately 15 minutes in order to perform these tasks for any practice or event
In order to aid a quick end to rehearsal, members must do this in a timely fashion so that any other remaining crews may finish their jobs and the doors can be locked.
Members keep track of music and folders, pass out music at concerts and organize music library. The library crew will assign numbered folders to students and make a list for future use, in score order.
They will pass out originals (copies only if needed) directly to the FOLDERS on the first day of each “concert cycle.” They aslso clean up, take inventory, and put away all used library materials after a concert cycle, as well as photocopy and organize any pep band music, marching show music, or drill needed.
Members come before marching competitions to load equipment, up to one hour before the general arrival time. Members must be able to arrive early and stay after rehearsals for approximately 15 minutes
For Marching Practices: Set up all necessary performance equipment on the field, transporting any necessary items
For Competitions and Trips: Load and unload all equipment and baggage from the buses and loading truck
Concert Weeks: Move all necessary concert equipment to and from the stage; Assemble the sound shell
Other Responsibilities: Assist Band Managers with set up/inventory at the beginning and end of the school year
Members must be able to come and stay after approximately 20 minutes early before the general report time to organize uniforms to be loaded. Members will help to prepare uniforms as well as putting away uniforms.
Members will be an example of the code of conduct the Spartan Band follows in uniform. Help load and unload uniforms from the busses during trips when necessary. Members will help organize uniforms at the end and beginning of the year at the discretion of the uniform parent.
Members MUST be able to stay after rehearsal consistently.
The team will pick up trash, vacuum carpeted areas if needed, put away any miscellaneous items to either their proper place or the lost items bin, etc. in all used rooms as well as the hallways. This should take about 5-15 minutes if all members participate.
Other responsibilities include: Set up/put away band room materials at request of director at the beginning and end of year-Help move chairs and stands between auditorium and band room/other locations if requested.