Parents

Volunteer Opportunities!

Give a little or a lot of time depending on your schedule!

  • Chaperone- it is expected one adult family member chaperone at least once during each season. The band needs chaperones at band camp, after school Tuesdays/Thursdays during the season and during competitions. Anytime the band travels together there is a need for adult help!
  • Uniform Squad- sizing, cleaning, maintaining, and some sewing.  Parents can help out in lots of ways even if they can’t sew!
  • “Pit Crew” is a group of equipment helpers who load/unload the trailers, and move equipment on/off the field when the band travels and performs.  A lot of times this crew also helps build props or fix things, come help out when you can!
  • Fundraising– the ensemble needs lots of money to run, we always need fresh ideas and people to coordinate fundraisers.
  • OOMPA Board/Chairpersons-There is always a need for leadership!  Every year we have graduating families, if you are interested in a position in the future ask to shadow a current board member this year!

 

Fundraising

Current annual fundraisers, always open to new ideas!  Most fundraisers share profits between OOMPA and your student account.  This money can be used in future music related fees (camp, fees, etc).  Check with the treasurer for your balance at any time.

  • Theater at the Mount- ongoing year round opportunity, work a shift selling concessions at the local theater *one adult must accompany a student to sign up for a time. Current coordinators are Dianna & Jim Kreidler.
  • Yankee Candle- fall fundraiser, online sales are open Aug-January money goes directly to your student account. Information typically available at band camp.
  • Scratch Ticket Raffle- sell raffle tickets all fall, the winning ticket is drawn at the last home football game of the season.
  • Calendar Raffle– Sell calendars in November, names are drawn for winners each day of December.  Families donate gift cards to fill the prize bank for each day.
  • Amazon– Link your account to Amazon Smile to OOMPA, a small percent of your purchase (as long as your browser is directed to smile.amazon before submitting the order) comes back to the group!
  • United Way- some corporations allow for United Way charity deductions to come from your paycheck and you can have it send to OOMPA!