Boosters

Mission

MNHS Band Boosters is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization which exists to support the musical education, performance, and scholarship opportunities for students in the McKinney North High School Band. All contributions are tax-deductible. EIN #45-2419457.

Board Members

President
David Allen

Treasurer
Shannon Pierce

Volunteers
Darryl Hunter

Communications
Mindy Harper

Vice President
David Scott

Secretary
Maggie Hobbs

Hospitality
Katie Peace

Working Committees

Logistics/Pit Crew - Pablo Ruiz

WebMaster - Hidemoto Yamauchi

Volunteer Opportunities

The Bulldog Band needs your help. Take a look at some of the available opportunities below, and then contact us to become a team member!

Chaperones for Football Games, Marching Contests, and Other Travel Events

  • Adults over the age of 18 and completed the MISD Volunteer Application (each year)

  • 2 Adults per bus (the past year we had 6 buses)

  • Before the event:

    • Get student roll call binder/folder from volunteer coordinator for your assigned bus

    • Tape the assigned bus number to bus entry door

    • Have one of the student leaders perform the roll call each time students are loaded on the bus and report back to band directors via distributed two-way radios when all students are present.

  • During the event:

    • Help maintain order and accountability for students

  • After the event:

    • Along with student leaders ensure buses are clean and all windows closed

    • Return roll call binder/folder back to volunteer coordinator.

  • Mainly during marching season – August thru November

  • Time commitment per event – 5 to 7 hours for football games and 7 to 12 hours for marching contests

  • Get in free to football games and marching contests

Pit Crew for Football Games, Marching Contests, and other travel events

  • 5 to 6 Adults per event

  • Loading, securing, and unloading of equipment and instruments on MISD provided trucks. Hydraulic lifts are on each truck for the equipment and instrument loading/unloading.

  • Pit Crew coordinator and directors will provide instruction and direction for the appropriate technics for loading, securing, and unloading of equipment and instruments.

  • Help setup equipment and instruments on the field for the Marching Show

  • Mainly during Marching Season – August thru November

  • Time commitment per event – 5 to 7 hours for football games and 7 to 12 hours for marching contests

  • Get in free to football games and marching contests

Ice Gopher for Football Games and Marching Contests

  • 1 to 2 Adults per event

  • Fill large coolers with ice and bottled water for the students (provided by MISD and Band Boosters) – move coolers full of ice from cafeteria out to the students and to the loading dock

  • During Marching Season – August thru November

  • Time commitment per event – 1 hour for football games/marching contests (usually 1 to 2 hours before departure)

Plume Crew for Football Games and Marching Contests

  • 5 Adults per event

  • Work with student uniform leader to distribute and retrieve/store marching hat plumes after each show

  • Must use provided gloves to handle plumes in order to reduce the oils of the skin that will ruin the plumes over time

  • During Marching Season – August thru November

  • Time commitment per event – 1 hour during halftime of football games/marching contests

Lyre Crew for Football Games:

  • 5 to 8 Adults per game

  • Retrieve Lyre/Flip Folders from the field during the halftime show after the band is finished playing the drill team music and setting up for the marching halftime show

  • During Marching Season – August thru November

  • Time commitment per event – 1 hour during halftime of football games

Food Servers for Football Games

  • I would like to propose an info session for 15 min during the week before school to orient parentswho want to participate in this opportunity – go over how to get keys, move supplies to service area to prepare as I arrive w/hot food about 15 min before we are supposed to serve

  • Meet at MNHS near auditorium after school on game days about 30 minutes before service time

  • Bring food service supplies from band hall to the food service area and set up

  • Assist with bringing hot food into the building and set up for service

  • Serve food to students after they check in

  • Clean up and put away food service supplies

  • During Marching Season – August thru November

  • Time commitment per event –1 to 1.5 hour during halftime of football games

Nurse/First Aide

  • Accompany band on trips to football games and competitions

  • Receive first aid kit from Band Director including medical release forms before boarding the bus

  • Provide first aid as required and allowed by medical release forms during the event

  • Work with Band Director as any concern arises that requires a student to leave for medical reasons

  • Return first aid kit and medical release forms to Band Director at end of evening

  • Report any items that may need to be restocked to Band Director at end of evening

  • If you are able to purchase items to be restocked, you may do so after reporting to Band Director, and then submit receipts for reimbursement via MNHS Band Check Request Form to the Treasurer

  • All Events during the year (mostly during Marching Season – August thru November)

  • Time commitment per event –varies depending on the event