Band Moms are responsible for chaperoning the students at football games, tournaments, and/ or parades. Other duties include giving students water, tucking hair inside shakos, putting plumes in shakos, walking the parade routes if needed, helping kids with medical needs, blocking traffic at home football games, etc. Our goal is to make every event fun, safe, and enjoyable for all.
Q. How do I join?
A. If you checked the band mom box during registration, you should be contacted by email before the first week of school. If you have any questions at any time, please contact the head band mom: Kim Carpenter | 619-549- 5682 | firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be emailed a link to SignUpGenius to choose your availability.
Q. What does the Band Mom uniform consist of?
A. We are more into spirit wear than a uniform. I would suggest comfortable, sturdy walking shoes since we cover a lot of ground, a Marching Sundevils T-shirt, or a red shirt and a band mom badge. Yellow aprons are provided each time the students are in uniform. Aprons include bobby pins, comb, hair ties, tissues, lip balm, band aids, gloves, etc. They are collected and re-stocked at the end of each event.
Q. When do I wear my uniform?
A. Whenever the kids are performing, we should be in our red shirts and yellow aprons. Band mom badges will be passed out at the first few games if you don't already have one. The red shirts and badges help to distinguish us from the fans and get us in the football game without paying for a ticket.
Q. When should I buy a Marching Sundevils red shirt?
A. Orders for spirit wear can be placed during band camp, at the same time as the new students order theirs. Other options include | Section shirts – available once a design is finalized by each section – usually around mid-September. | Mt Carmel Tournament T-shirts – usually available by mid-October
Q. Do I need to attend every event to be a Band Mom?
A. Absolutely not! We appreciate any time you can give us!
Q. Are there any other items I may need as a Band Mom?
A. I would suggest bringing your own water bottle and maybe a hoodie or jacket for those chilly evening performances.
Q. What is our call time on performance day?
A. Our call time is the same as the students.
Q. Where do we meet for a performance?
A. If we are performing at Mt Carmel, we will meet in front of the band room. If we are performing at another location, we will meet in that location's parking lot by the Mt Carmel semi-trailer.
Q. Where do I park for a football game or tournament?
A. Please park in the main parking lot as there is no parking allowed near the band area.
Q. How do I get to a Saturday performance?
A. You are responsible for your own transportation to the event. Carpooling with other Band moms is advisable to get to the events. Please try and arrange this before as spouses and siblings need to be considered also.
Q. Will there be a performance “rain or shine”?
A. If we are at a performance and weather conditions are unfavorable, we may be in a wait and see situation. In that case we will adjust for that day, hour, minute, etc. This decision is the band director’s call. We try to prepare for all situations.