Volunteers are the life-blood of our organization. Members of our various Volunteer Committees provide invaluable volunteer resources and support to the programs and organization. Each Committee is managed by a chairperson, who provides leadership and reports on behalf of the Committee to the Board of Directors.
We ask that EVERY family provide volunteer services for three or more events over the course of the school year. Without your assistance, the burden for providing these services fall to a very small number of people. Come join in the fun, meet some new people, and make a lasting difference in your student’s education!
Volunteer for Events at Time To Sign Up
|ANHS Marching Band Field Show Competition||This is one of our MAJOR fundraising activities during the year and will require EVERY adult volunteer we can muster. Please see the list of Volunteer tasks for this event on the Registration page – which includes ticket sales, stadium control, food services, parking and traffic, hospitality, program advertising sales, and others. This year’s competition will be hosted on September 27 at Wolverine Stadium.|
|Chaperones||This team is in charge of helping the instructional staff with checking students on and off of the busses at away events. The chaperone team rides on the bus to and from competitions and other events. The chaperone team also accompanies the students through warm up and on the field to provide assistance as needed.
NOTE: Pursuant to CUSD Policy, *ALL* chaperones must be registered and approved by the district as “Tier 1 Volunteers”. For more information, see the Capistrano Unified School District Volunteer page.
Fall – Marching Band
Spring – Drum Line
& Winter Guard
|We will be hosting and producing a Marching Band competition on September 30, 2017, as well as possibly hosting a Drumline competition in March 2018. In order for these events to be successful, we will need all families to participation in staffing these events. Volunteers will be needed for food services, parking lot support, event logistics, ticket sales, participant hosts, and other tasks. Please check with the website as the dates approach for more information.|
|Fundraising||Assistance in fundraising can consist of organizing a fundraiser, collecting and organizing products and/or money for fundraisers, advertising, and general support for our various fundraisers. If you have experience in fundraising/soliciting donations from corporations/grant writing with other groups (little league, soccer, girl scouts, etc.), your assistance would help in this area.
|Logistics||Logistics is a broad term that covers many volunteer needs. For away competitions, we load 2-3 trucks full of band/percussion instruments, props, and other supplies. We need assistance in loading and driving the trucks, as well as driving the percussion equipment to the field at competitions. Logistics also works with the Chaperone Committee to organize chaperone support, bus riders, handing out water at competitions, assisting in the stands at football games, etc. The team also helps to build props and provide maintenance to Band and Color Guard equipment. Please contact the Chairperson for more detailed information.
|Photography & Video||Skilled photographers with professional-quality equipment are needed to provide high-quality images of our students at all events. These images are made available to members and families through a restricted online photo gallery, where prints and photo-merchandise may be purchased. On-field access is limited, but we can often have 1 or 2 photographers accompany the band.Videographers are also needed to capture student performances in high-definition video, which we produce and share via our website. If you have a skills in videography and production, we could certainly use your help.
|Food Services||Our Food Services committee operates throughout the year, including Back to School Night, Fall marching band competition, our spring color guard and drum line competitions hosted at Aliso Niguel, and other events. Volunteer support is required in all areas, including:
We need parent participation at all events, and request that all families volunteer 3-4 times per year. Time will vary for each event, but volunteers can plan on 3-4 hours of time per event.
|Uniforms||The uniform committee is responsible for organizing and maintaining the band uniforms. Volunteers are needed prior to the start of the school year to help in any of the following areas: fit, measure, hem, wash, and label the uniforms. This generally takes a couple of days during band camp in the band room. Those who wish to hem and wash may take the uniforms home at the end of the day to return the following week.Throughout the school year, other parents are needed to inventory band uniforms prior to the football games and/or competitions. Three or four parents are also needed to “plume the shakos” (feather in the cap) before the band marches on to the field. Overall, most of these jobs go quickly depending upon how many volunteers sign up, but usually do not exceed three hours per event. Everyone is welcomed. No sewing experience is required.
NOTE: Pursuant to ANHS Band Policy, *ALL* uniform assistants must be registered and approved by the district as “Tier 1 Volunteers”. For more information, see the Capistrano Unified School District Volunteer page.
|Communications||We regularly produce and send out e-mail blasts, which provide information to our families, alumni, and other subscribers. E-blasts and the information posted at this website are the primary means of communication to our member families, so it is important that they contain current, accurate information. We also send out a newsletter at the beginning of each month that recaps recent events and alerts parents to upcoming events. We can always use assistance in gathering information and creating content. If you’d like to help in these areas, please contact our VP of Communications for more information.