Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a wonderful way to be involved with your child during their involvement in the band program.  Below is a list of committees in which you can volunteer.

Volunteering is a rewarding.  Your level of volunteerism is at your discretion; give a little or as much as you can.  Giving can be in the form of your time, your talents, your resources, and/or financial contributions.

If you are interested in being a Committee Chairperson or a Committee Member of any of the committee opportunities below; please sign-up here.

EVENTS  Questions | Contact:  Director of Events:  Katie Stowe; events@gvbpa.net

  • Event Coordination
    • Event Coordinators collaborate with the band directors for events such as Band BBQ, Trunk or Treat, each competition, the band banquet, and the Solo and Small Ensemble competition.
  • Decorations  Chairperson:  Teresa Cluney
    • Give the Band hallway a splash of color and build excitement for the band students before events and competitions.  Decorate the band parade trailer for the GV Fair Parade.  Decorate tables for concert receptions, etc.

HOSPITALITY  Questions | Contact:  Director of Hospitality: Kat Morton; hospitality@gvbpa.net

  • Water Committee  Chairperson: Rachel Davis
    • Ensure the band students are hydrated at football games, events, and competitions.
  • Allergy Committee  Chairperson:  Sally Whitaker
    • Assist with ensuring students with allergies are provide alternative food options.
  • Snack Committee  Chairperson:  Nickie Hobbs
    • Assist with gathering, preparing and serving snacks to students.  Primarily during summer camp, football games, and sometimes during competitions.

OPERATIONS  Questions \ Contact:  Director of Operations:  Mark Chatburn, operations@gvbpa.net

  • Pit Crew  Chairperson:  Brian Patton
    • Assist students loading and un-loading equipment on the trailer for competitions.  Also assist with getting the equipment on and off the competition field.
  • Prop Crew  Chairperson:  Tim Sharp
    • Do you like to build things?  You can help build props for the show!  Prop Crew also assists with loading and un-loading the props on the trailer for competitions.  In addition, they help students with getting the props on and off the competition field.
  • Transportation  Chairperson:  Dave Walker
    • Do you have a CDL license?  We are always looking for drivers to join us on competitions and transport the props and band equipment to the competition location.
  • Uniform  Chairperson:  Karen Gleich
    • Uniforms need a lot of love and care.  Help wash and mend uniforms.  Assist with student fittings.  Distribute uniforms to students for football games, parades, and competitions.

PUBLIC RELATIONS  Questions | Contact:  Director of Public Relations:  Sally Whitaker, publicrelations@gvbpa.net

  • Alumni Affairs  Chairperson:  {vacant}
    • Gather information about alumni and communicate upcoming band news.  Invite alumni to student events and competitions.
  • Memory Book  Chairperson:  {vacant}
    • Help to design/create the next Memory Book.
  • Photography  Chairperson:  Stephanie Myers
    • Are you fond of the paparazzi?  You can take pictures of all types of student and parent events.

REVENUE (FUNDRAISING)  Questions | Contact:  Director of Revenue:  Mindy Stokes, revenue@gvbpa.net

  • Corporate Sponsorship  Chairperson: {vacant}
    • Assist with obtaining sponsors to support larger projects for the band program, such as capital improvements.
  • Fundraising Chairperson:  {vacant}
    • Help with oversight of efforts for fundraising events, securing grants, and thanking donors.
  • Merchandising  Chairperson:  {vacant}
    • Assist with allocating and distributing merchandise orders to students and parents.

TREASURY  Questions | Contact:  Director of Treasury:  Kenny Beal, treasury@gvbpa.net

  • Finance  Chairperson:  Charla Sallee, Treasurer, charla.sallee@gvbpa.net
    • Responsible for making sure financial reports are accurate.  Oversee the organizations’ budget and perform other duties like establishing reserve funds and investments.
  • Financial Review  Chairperson:  {vacant}
    • Oversees the organization’s finances and is responsible for internal controls like performing annual financial review.
  • Government Compliance  Chairperson:  {vacant}
    • Ensure the organization is abiding by all non-profit regulations and operating within school district guidelines.

OTHER  Questions | Contact: President, Kimberly Kruse, president@gvbpa.net

  • Ambassador Committee  Chairperson: Deanna Spooner, ambassadors@gvbpa.net
    • The purpose of the Ambassador Committee is to make all members feel welcome and comfortable as they consider their involvement with in the organization.  Ambassadors are assigned sections (like our students) so they can provide a more tailored insight to BPA members about the band parent experience.  They host ‘parent only’ social events to enhance camaraderie and continue to provide band parents with ways to connect, gather information, volunteer, and engage with the membership at large.  Ambassadors assist with communication to parent groups (sections) and some fundraising initiatives.
  •  Scholarship  Chairperson:  Kimberly Kruse, president@gvbpa.net
    • Assist with the collection of scholarship applications.  Assist with acquiring judges for the scholarship application process and coordinating the judging process.

If your not sure how you can contribute and one of the committees above do not seem to fit you; please reach out to ask@gvbpa.net and we can assist you in finding the right opportunity.