Team Leader:   Andy Olszewski

Team Leader:

Andy Olszewski

Pit Crew

The Pit Crew team helps transport all band equipment to and from football games, parades, and competitions.  See more detailed information on specific duties below.

AWAY FOOTBALL GAME

Pulling the small band trailer – loaded with drumline instruments/stands/mallets/sticks and big wind instruments - The small band trailers will be utilized and would be pulled by a volunteer’s personal vehicle - Load/unload-reload/unload band equipment – considering the timing after rehearsal concludes, departing the band room, arriving to the football stadium, and returning to the band room

HOME FOOTBALL GAME

Finding out which how much of the marching band show will be performed during halftime and what equipment will need to be transported to the football stadium - Loading equipment after rehearsal, transporting the equipment to the football stadium, and transporting the equipment back to the band room - Helping to bring the equipment on and off the field during the halftime performance - Flexibility is key within this volunteer opportunity – the equipment, the timing of its transportation, the location of its holding area, and plans within its movement on and off the field can change depending on the game’s events, weather, and available moving vehicles - Transporting drumline stands to and from the football stadium - Transporting colorguard equipment and props to and from the football stadium - Transporting the filled, large water cooler and cups for band students while in the home stands - A vehicle that could pull carts with loaded percussion equipment could be extremely helpful

COMPETITION

Being available to help with rehearsal set-up and transporting percussion equipment to practice field, if needed - Loading the band trailers after rehearsal concludes (considering the timing between the end of rehearsal and the departure time from the band room) - Pulling the band trailers – loaded with wind/percussion instruments, colorguard equipment, and props - The large and small band trailers will be utilized and would be pulled by a volunteer’s personal vehicle – a vehicle that could pull carts with loaded percussion equipment could be extremely helpful - Unloading the band trailers at the competition site in the designated parking area, allowing band students to pick up their instruments/equipment and transporting props to the staging/holding area - Helping to transport the equipment to the warm-up location  - Helping to transition from the warm-up location to the staging/holding area - Helping to bring the equipment on and off the field during the competition performance, according to traffic flow guidelines - Reloading the equipment onto the band trailers  - Transporting the band trailers back to the band room and helping to unload the instruments/equipment - If arriving back to the band room before the buses, pulling the instruments/equipment off the band trailers and placing it near the back entrance of the band room helps facilitate a quicker dismissal time - Flexibility is key within this volunteer opportunity – the equipment, the timing of its transportation, the location of its holding area, and plans within its movement on and off the field can change depending on the competition’s events, weather, and available moving vehicles - This process is generally undergone for each performance during a particular competition and could be done multiple times if the trip involves multiple performance opportunities

PARADES

Pulling the small band trailer – loaded with drumline instruments/stands/mallets/sticks and big wind instruments - The small band trailer will be utilized and would be pulled by a volunteer’s personal vehicle - Load/unload-reload/unload band equipment – considering the timing of the prescribed meet time, departing the band room, arriving to the parade site, and returning to the band room - Pulling the decorated band trailer behind the marching band – communicating with the parade coordinator for extra space - Ensuring the “Northwest Cabarrus High School Trojan Regiment” is loaded onto the small band trailer - Decorating the small band trailer for the parade (lights, tinsel, garlands, vinyl decals) - Loading the rolling wagons for transporting water/supplies/instruments onto the small band trailer

BAND CAMP

Meeting to plan out the transportation of the percussion equipment/props in the band trailers, defining the layout of percussion equipment/props on the football field, and establishing a procedure for getting the percussion equipment/props on and off the football field in a performance situation – practicing with band students as necessary - Helping to transport percussion equipment/props from the football field or main gym after the parent preview performance

PRACTICE

Coordinate with the band director for designated rehearsal dates/times to practice getting percussion equipment/props on and off the football field during performances

SENIOR NIGHT

Ensuring that there is enough coverage for this particular event, as each senior band student’s parent(s) will be spending time with their child during the ceremony prior to the football game and escorting him or her onto the football field prior to the halftime performance - Finding out which how much of the marching band show will be performed during halftime and what equipment will need to be transported to the football stadium - Loading equipment after rehearsal, transporting the equipment to the football stadium, and transporting the equipment back to the band room - Helping to bring the equipment on and off the field during the halftime performance - Flexibility is key within this volunteer opportunity – the equipment, the timing of its transportation, the location of its holding area, and plans within its movement on and off the field can change depending on the game’s events, weather, and available moving vehicles - Transporting drumline stands to and from the football stadium - Transporting colorguard equipment and props to and from the football stadium - Transporting the filled, large water cooler and cups for band students while in the home stands - A vehicle that could pull carts with loaded percussion equipment could be extremely helpful


Sign Up for Pit Crew

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