PIT JOB DESCRIPTION

When you sign up to help in pit, here's what you'll do:

  • Pit - is a diverse section of percussion instruments and sound equipment that does not march with the band but rather performs while standing front center field.​

  • The Super Important Pit Crew (SIPC) - is a group of parent volunteers that help the pit percussion students get all of the instruments and equipment on and off the field for the show. Everything is on wheels, we even have a golf cart! Both veteran and rookie band parents are needed! 

  • The SIPC will meet with the Pit Train Leader, Sue Heath and VP of Operations, Derrick Heath to practice a few times before the first home game and the first competition. It is extremely helpful, especially for competitions, that at least 8 trained parents “regulars” are a part of the crew. 

  • This group of parent volunteers get to go on the field! You are up close and see all the action. You get to know the kids and some great band parents. The show can not happen without this group! 

  • Drum Major Stand - 2 parents are needed to move the drum major stand during home games and competitions.  It is on wheels and pops up! A little practice and you’ll have it down! As you can imagine, it is important for the band to see the “conductor!” Also, there is a small box or step stool.

  • Back Drum Major Stand - There is a small stand on the opposite side of the field too. The band needs some direction when they turn around.

  • Props - are the artistic structures that help illustrate the theme of the show. Think stage sets.

  • Prop Pros (PP)- 4 minutes of fame! Parent volunteer prop pros are needed to place the props at their specific location on the field and secure them with sandbags. Yes, you get to walk quickly, aka jog across the football field! They will meet with the Heaths to practice before the first show and also before the first competition. Again, like the SIPC, the show is not the same without the props, so 5 trained parents “regulars” are needed at every competition. Remember home football games are extra practice!

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