The boosters is made up of amazing volunteers to help assist the band director build and sustain the music department.

Raider Regiment Booster Information

2019-2020 Band and Color Guard Booster Officers
President – Esther and Alex Moran
Vice-President – Mike Redmon
Secretary – Laura Benson
Treasurer – Barbara Redmon
Fundraising Chair – Laura Castillo
Logistics Coordinator – TBA
Uniform Coordinators – Esther Moran and Laura Benson
Hospitality Chair – Claudia Kang
Color Guard Representative – TBA

Band and Color Guard Booster Volunteer Needs – We Need Your Help! NOTE: By volunteering for any of these duties, you are not necessarily obligated to perform this duty for the entire school year, but we need all the help we can get. If you are able to help at a particular event, please let us know by sending an e-mail to info@sonorahighband.com. It takes at least 20 adult volunteers to comfortably help with the tournaments!

BYLAWS
AMENDMENTS

PRESIDENT

The President will

  • Preside at all Booster Meetings
  • Maintain flow of information between the Band Director and various chairs
  • Serve as the primary representative and spokesperson for the band booster organization
  • Appoint officers and coordinate chairs
  • Ensure that all projects coming from the band boosters are implemented in a timely manner
  • Be a signatory on the band booster financial accounts
  • Serve as an ex officio member of all committees

VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice-President will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Assume all duties of the President in his/her absence
  • Reserve the La Habra Community Center or other location for Banquet
  • Be a signatory on the band booster financial accounts
  • To serve as the Chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee
  • Review the by-laws each year

SECRETARY

The Secretary will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Record and maintain minutes at all Band booster meetings
  • Maintain, with the help of the Band Director, an updated address and phone list of all current students
  • Keep an updated copy of the band booster by-laws and have available at each meeting, should someone need to consult them
  • Send all correspondence, thank you cards, letters and other general communication that represents the organization
  • Forward announcements to local media, webmaster, and other officers concerts, performances, awards, fundraisers, etc.

TREASURER

The Treasurer will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Present a report on the current financial status at all Booster Meetings   
  • Keep accurate records of funds received and disbursed, fundraising monies, transportation, Band Camp, t-shirt and shoe fees
  • Write all checks
  • Deposit all money collections in a timely manner
  • Maintain individual student accounts
  • Collect and track Band and Colorguard Fees and mail invoices on a regular basis
  • Maintain records of Certificates of Deposit and other savings/endowments
  • Assist in the formulation of an annual balanced budget
  • Maintain that expenditures remain within the approved budget

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

The Corresponding Secretary will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Send out an e-mail once a week to those on the mailing list regarding upcoming events, announcements, results, etc…
  • Obtain information from the officers and Band Director that should be included in each e-mail (Meetings, dates, announcements, etc…)

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

The Fundraising Chair Will

  •  Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Recruit additional help to solicit from area businesses
  • Coordinate fund raising efforts with band director
  • Collect and compile all orders from students
  • Coordinate with band director the delivery and distribution of orders
  • Coordinate with band director the recovery of all funds
  • Forward all funds to band booster treasurer
  • Provide Band Director with a list of delinquent students

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

The Logistics Coordinator will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Reserve the Rental truck for all marching competitions, percussion competitions, and the Plummer Concert
  • Arrange for a driver for all truck rentals
  • Supervise student loading and unloading of equipment
  • Maintain Wagon Room and Wagon inventory
  • Coordinate the availability of chaperones at all events (hair, plumes, pit crew, loading supervisor, programs, etc…)

UNIFORM COORDINATOR

The Uniform Coordinator will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Maintain inventory and control of all uniforms
  • Measure and fit all concert and marching uniforms
  • Coordinate alterations
  • Make periodical checks for ill-fitting uniforms
  • Collect and disburse uniforms at appropriate times
  • Coordinate uniform cleaning with band director and cleaning institution
  • Order t-shirts, band shoes, and gloves as necessary
  • Assemble an “Idiot box” to include extra uniform parts and accessories for use by band sergeants prior to all performances
  • Coordinate uniform cleaning with band director and cleaning institution

HOSPITALITY CHAIR

The Hospitality Chair will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Coordinate the donation of Gatorade, water, and snacks at all performances and other events
  • Arrange set up and tear down of snacks and drinks at all events
  • Coordinate the cleaning and filling of water bottles for all competitions and all home football games  
  • Coordinate the donation of water (two cases per family) during Band Camp
  • Follow guidelines set forth in the budget for expenditures and keep track of all receipts of purchases to turn in for reimbursement

COLOR GUARD REPRESENTATIVE

The Color Guard Representative will

  • Attend all Booster Meetings
  • Be prepared to give a brief report on Color Guard news
  • Assist with Color Guard uniforms and equipment as necessary
  • Assist in getting makeup, hair and uniform preparations completed before performances
  • Assist in the collection of props and other guard items left on the field after performances
  • Assist the Color Guard Director with any tasks needed throughout the year. These tasks might include: ordering uniforms and/or equipment, preparing Winterguard handouts or e-mails, record keeping, trip planning, and chaperoning

Upon election of his/her successor, officers shall turn over to him/her all books and other property belonging to the Band Association that he/she may have in his/her possession. Past year’s minutes and other records should be filed in the uniform room or the Director’s office and kept for reference and historical purposes.

Home Games

Truck & Band Trailer – These individuals meet at Sonora at 4:45pm and supervise the loading of percussion and larger instruments. Students will do the loading. Drive equipment to La Habra High School. Supervise unloading. After the game, drive equipment back to Sonora. These volunteers are able to fill other positions during the game.

Bleachers – These chaperones put paper on the bleachers where the Band and Colorguard will be sitting (top 12 rows) from the aisle to the 25 yard line. Secure with packing tape. Run caution tape along edge of the group’s section at 25 yard line. These volunteers are able to fill other positions during the game.

Equipment Chaperones – These individuals watch equipment, instruments, uniforms, and other belongings while Band and Colorguard are in the stands. This duty is often split between several individuals, each taking one quarter. (Volunteers may want to bring own chair.)

Pit Crew – At halftime warm-up (approximately 6 minutes left in the first half), these individuals accompany the pit students to their instruments and help them bring the equipment on to the field. Wait at southeast gate until halftime then enter field and move to southwest corner. Immediately following Drill performance, bring equipment to 50 yard line. After the performance, help students bring equipment back to the truck & trailer. These volunteers are able to fill other positions during the game.

Bleacher Chaperones – These individuals supervise students in the stands. At halftime warm-up (approximately 6 minutes left in the first half), these chaperones move to the Band and Colorguard section to be sure people not in the program do not walk through. Stay in this position until the Band and Colorguard returns toward the end of the third quarter.

Plumers – These chaperones meet the Band at the northwest corner of the field with plumes at halftime warm- up (approximately 6 minutes left in the first half). Make sure each student has a plume in their shako. (Use gloves for this job.) After half-time performance, meet Band members at the southwest stairs to de-plume members. These volunteers are able to fill other positions during the game.

Water – These individuals take a set of water bottles home on the night before the game to wash and fill with ice and new water. Bring them to the game and place them at the end of each row of our section. These volunteers are able to fill other positions during the game.

Booster Table–These volunteers man the table and cash box where we sell blankets and other items. The table may be dismantled during the 4th quarter. Chaperones may want to bring a chair.

Pizza Parties– This individual informs the restaurant of the dates that we will be visiting. This person should follow up with the restaurant two days before the game day. They should also inform the restaurant of any changes to the schedule.

Tournaments

Truck & Band Trailer – These individuals meet at Sonora and supervise the loading of percussion and larger instruments. Students will do the loading. Drive equipment to the tournament location. Supervise unloading. After the tournament, drive equipment back to Sonora.

Chaperone Driver – Chaperones are encouraged to carpool to events, and this person drives the vehicle. Besides people, this vehicle often brings the hospitality items. Be sure to get directions from the Director before departing. Chaperones often do not park in the same location as the busses.

Hair / Uniforms – These individuals oversee the dressing of students at events. They help make sure student’s uniforms are on correctly (braids on both arms, gloves on both hands, pant legs 2” o the ground, etc.). They also help with hair. Hair should be completely inside the shako. No stray hairs should be touching the collar of the uniform.

Pit Crew – This group helps the pit students bring equipment on and o the field. Enter the field at the “You may now take the field” command. Help the students bring the instruments back to the truck. Check with the Director for specific instructions.

Wagon – This individual pulls the wagon along the parade route.

Videographer – This volunteer records the group from near the judge’s stand at parades, and from the top of the press box at field shows. The director’s camera can be used for this task.

Hospitality – These individuals should have snacks ready and laid out near the truck upon the groups completion of all performances. Water should be made available in between performances if there are two. Students MAY NOT eat or drink (except for water) while in uniform. (Drum Majors are excused from this rule.)

Concerts

Truck & Band Trailer (Plummer Auditorium Only) – These individuals meet at Sonora and supervise the loading of percussion and larger instruments. Students will do the loading. Drive equipment to the tournament location. Supervise unloading. After the tournament, drive equipment back to Sonora.

Donation Table / Programs – This individual mans the entrance table. Pass out programs as well as monitor donations. Donations are placed into an empty instrument case and transferred into the cash box afterward.

Hospitality – These individuals should have snacks ready and laid out on tables near the concert entrance for after the performance. Performers and concert-goers are welcome to these. Students MAY NOT eat or drink (except for water) while in uniform.

Percussion and Colorguard Competitions

Truck & Band Trailer (Percussion Only) – These individuals meet at Sonora and supervise the loading of percussion and larger instruments. Students will do the loading. Drive equipment to the tournament location. Supervise unloading. After the tournament, drive equipment back to Sonora.

Performer Driver – These individuals transport student performers to and from the competition site. Be sure to get directions from the Director before leaving.

Pit Crew – These individuals assist students with bringing equipment on and o the gym floor. Check with the Director for specific instructions.

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