The Roadies are a very important piece of the program and you’ll find that you really feel like you’re part of the action. We’re extremely excited for this year and look forward to working with everyone. Below are some frequent questions about the Roadies.
What do the Roadies do?
The Roadies are the muscle behind the band. We load/unload the trailer, move equipment on and off the field, help with building props along with other tasks requested of us. We assist the band at all performances during the marching season (football games, contests, public performances, etc)
How will needs be communicated?
Weekly emails are sent via the firstname.lastname@example.org account with what is happening in the next week or so.
Are there any health concerns to being a Roadie?
You need to use your best judgment to determine if you are capable of helping and to what extent. We have women and men of all ages and strength assisting us. Some things do require strength but a lot of things just require pushing around. If you have an ache or a pain, just let us know.
What do we load/move?
Generally, we will load all of the front ensemble equipment, electronics, podiums, props and instrument carts. Most everything that goes on the trailer gets moved on and off the field.
How many vehicles will be use?
We will use the trailer (the big VR trailer) for most items. We will also have a box truck (or two) depending on needs. To drive the trailer, you will need a CDL license. To drive a box truck, no special license is required. All drivers must be registered volunteers and additional information is required by the district. Anyone interested in driving needs to contact Alan Naegeli.
How do I volunteer to help?
All events will be listed in Charms with a Volunteer Sign Up list. Communication with links will be sent when an event is loaded.
What are ChapeRoadies?
We often have folks who want to volunteer as a Chaperone and a Roadie. That’s usually fine. The Chaperones have specific duties they need to do during the game that may interfere with some Roadie duties. We will work out the schedule if you are wanting to do both roles.
What are some of the perks of being a Roadie?
- You will receive free entry to all events (football games and contests) as long as you are signed up to work that event.
- We will provide you with water and/or Gatorade at each event. If the kids are being fed, Roadies who are signed up for the event have the option of getting a meal as well.
- You will have a unique perspective of the show and work closely with the kids and directors.
- You will feel like you are personally contributing to the success of the program.
- The Roadies have a lot of fun. We are a great group of parents and really enjoy the time we spend with each other.
Who do I contact with questions?
Chris Bowman is responsible for planning and scheduling. Ryan Wood is responsible for transportation and technical requirements. We work very closely together so if you need anything, ask either of us and we’ll do what we can to help. Our contact information is below:
Chris Bowman – email@example.com 703-577-5081