The Keller ISD requires all adults who will volunteer on school property or around students on official school activities to clear a background check. The online process looks a little bit like you're applying for a job with the Keller ISD, but it is simply a volunteer application. Once you've submitted your "application" you will receive an email from the school district confirming that you have passed the background check. This email confirmation can take between 3 days - 3 weeks to receive. Once it arrives, you must forward that email to the current Volunteer & Membership Board Member.
The 2017-2018 Volunteer & Membership Board Member is Sonya Kallinikos.
Our program depends on family participation. You have a vital role to play in the success of your child's band experience. Please consider becoming a volunteer in multiple areas. It's a great way to meet parents and stay involved. To help with a particular committee you can email the chairperson to be put on their contact list. As needs arise, they will send out an online signup form to solicit help from available volunteers.
CHAIRPERSON: TIFFANY SCHMELTER
The concession stand at home varsity football games is one of our best fundraisers. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food, serve customers, and clean the stand following games. Volunteers will serve from prep before the game through the 2nd quarter, or halftime through clean up following the game.
FOOTBALL GAME CHAPERONES
CHAIRPERSON: CHIKAKO VIRTUE
Varsity Football Game Chaperones are responsible for the general safety of our students to and from the stadium. Chaperones arrive at the school in order to prep the buses, oversee attendance performed by section leaders, manage student behavior during travel, help during games as needed, and cleanup upon return.
PROPS AND PIT CREW
CHAIRPERSON: KENDALL WALDIE
The prop crew is responsible for building and maintaining the props the students use on the field for their marching show. Volunteers with carpentry, welding, painting, or design skills are appreciated but not required. The Pit Crew is responsible for the safe loading, unloading and transporting of the instruments, props, and support materials for games and competitions. Volunteers need to be able to lift and push sometimes heavy equipment on and off trucks, across parking lots, and through stadiums.
FEED THE BAND
CHAIRPERSON: MARILYN THOMAS
Feed the Band committee volunteers will assist in preparing and serving food for home games and serving catered meals to students for away games in the Central HS Cafeteria. Volunteers will arrive at the close of the school day, and following clean up, will be ready to head to football games to arrive before kick-off.
CHAIRPERSON: JODY SMITH
Uniform volunteers assist with the fitting and maintenance of marching band uniforms in the fall and tuxedos in the spring. Volunteers with sewing skills appreciated but not required.
The Hospitality committee is responsible for planning activities throughout the year to build unity and encourage fun among our students and families. Volunteers will help with Back to Band Blast, passing out ice pops during August camp, planning the water balloon fight, Trunk or Treat, Pot Luck and Lock-In, or other activities as needed.
AT&T STADIUM CONCESSIONS
CHAIRPERSON: MONICA BROMAN
Volunteers agree to work concessions at major sporting events, concerts, and productions at the Dallas Cowboys stadium. Shifts typically run 8-10 hours. These days can be a lot of fun and a chance to join in the excitement that the world famous AT&T stadium elicits.
CHAIRPERSON: NICKI HADLEY
Each month, the committee schedules a night for families to eat out at a restaurant with an agreement that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the booster association. Volunteers are occasionally needed to promote the event beforehand or the night of.
CHAIRPERSON: ANGELA MILLER
The Hair Crew committee volunteers will assist in preparing girls hair for performances and football games. Volunteers will arrive before performance events, and following clean up, will be ready to head to any performances.
CHAIRPERSON: KAREN BAKER
The Audit Committee meets each spring to review the financial records of the KCHSBBA and present the general assembly with a report at the start of each school year. Volunteers do not need any accounting experience, just a willingness to carefully review organized receipts, invoices, checks, and statements.
SHANNON WRIGHT & CARLA WRIGHT
CHAIRPERSON: Heather Luhman
OUT OF TOWN TRIP CHAPERONES
Are you interested in chaperoning for the out of town trips? Please read the job descriptions and requirements carefully before filling out the interest forms below. Out of Town trip chaperones are organized and directed by the Volunteer Officer with help from the President and Vice-President of the Board.
To Be Eligible to Chaperone for Either Trip Parents MUST:
- Have completed a Background Check with KISD
- Be in Good Financial Standing with your student's Band Fees.
- Be a paid Member of the Keller Central Band Booster Assoc for 2016-2017
- Be signed up to chaperone and volunteer for other events with the band this fall
- Have a student who is a member of the Competition Band and who is eligible to march having passed all classes the 1st six week grading period of the year.
Chaperone Duties Include
- Staying at your assigned post throughout the duration of the trip. Please note that this often means you miss viewing competition performances on the field. Unless released to free time along with the kids, chaperones will have a designated job and will not be able to wander and visit freely.
- Riding the bus and being willing to keep kids safe and accounted for. Chaperones are not guaranteed to be riding on the bus with their student.
- Cooking, Cleaning, Hauling, and Supervising wherever needed. Chaperones are often called upon to haul props and equipment onto the field for competition, cook meals, help serve catered meals, clean up after students, and any other duties that need to be covered. Parents are often asleep last and awake first to help prepare for the students needs.
- Staying with the students on the gymnasium floor or in a cabin. Chaperones are expected to sleep on the floor in the gym when students stay in school facilities. Showers and Bathroom facilities in schools will be in the school locker room.
- The decision for who chaperones trips is ultimately left to Mr. McNulty.
- Please do not fill out the interest form if you are concerned that you can not meet all the eligibility requirements, be present the entire length of the trip, and agree fully to the duties outlined above.
- Do not request time off work until you have been notified that you have been selected to be a chaperone. But please do not fill out the interest form if you will likely be unable to secure the time off from work.
- Chaperones will be selected and notified before the end of September in order to have time to make arrangements.
- Upon selection, you will be required to attend a mandatory chaperone meeting, meeting time and date to be announced.
- Parents may submit an interest form for one or both of the trips below.
- A separate form must be submitted for each parent who wishes to be considered for a chaperone spot.
Parents who do not wish to chaperone or who are not selected to chaperone either of these trips are welcome to make their own arrangements for attending out of town competitions. The band will not be offering a parent bus or sleeping accommodations at the same place as the students. Transportation, Lodging, Meals, and Tickets to the events will be the sole responsibility of the parents. Please note that they are very few, if any, free time periods for your student and they are required to stay with the band and under the supervision of the directors and chaperones for the duration of the trip. Visiting parents may not be able to join the band at its rehearsals, meals, or lodging locations. More information will be available closer to the trips.