Volunteers are needed to organize and work on various committees to keep the band running smoothly. Thanks to the following people who have volunteered to chair our committees. Please consider assisting them. All committees are in need of parent volunteers.
Advertising for Band Events - Deb Brady
AV Band Festival - Diana DiMaria, Karen Shumaker, Cindy Vasil
Band Banquet - Christy Farrell, Holly Bacasa, Jen Ketler
Following the close of the fall marching band season, the HBA hosts the annual Band Banquet. It is a slightly dressed-up occasion, usually held in early or mid-November at the HHS Cafeteria, which is decorated in the theme of the upcoming band trip. The evening begins with food, and there are usually about 400 parents, students, and staff in attendance. Following dinner, everyone moves to the auditorium for the student-led band season awards, senior recognition, and the much-anticipated band season video. It is a fun night for everyone! Please help us make this a special night for our program.
Band Camp Picnic - Liberty Weyandt
Each summer, near the end of the first week of band camp, HBA sponsors a picnic for all the students. This event is a nice way for the students to unwind and have fun after an intense week of learning. The picnic is held at the Hampton Community Park or Hampton High School, and families will have the opportunity to help and/or donate food for the event. Please help us prepare and/or serve the food to the band. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Band Camp Picnic is Cancelled.
Band Dad's Cafe - John Brady, co-chair needed
Band Photos/Video of Performances - Gabrielle Battista
Band Staff Appreciation Lunch - Kim Haytock
Business Donations/Sponsorships - chair needed
Chaperones - Liberty Weyandt
Chaperones are needed for all football games (home and away) as well as any other performance-related event that requires travel. The band usually travels in 6 school buses, which require 1 parental chaperone on each bus. Home football games generally require fewer chaperones. In addition, the HBA officers are in attendance at most events. This is a great way to meet other parents and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get over 200 kids on the field, ready to go! Learn about chaperoning home games here. Learn more about chaperoning away games here.
ENJOY Book Sale Diana DiMaria
Enjoy Books are sold from late August through October. The sale of the books generally generates a profit of at least $10 per book sold (profit varies based on the total number of books sold by band members). Orders are filled on an ongoing basis throughout the fall.
Fall and Spring Pie Sale - Cindy Vasil
Gift Card Sale - Cindy Kelly
Gift Card Sales are held in the fall. Students pre-sell a variety of gift cards, including restaurant, grocery, and department store cards. Orders, with payment, are submitted in late October, and the gift cards are available for pick-up in mid-November. Students earn a percentage of each gift card sold (percentages vary by type of card sold).
Hoagies for Away Games - Karen Shumaker
Hoagie Team - Jim Vasil
Hoagie Sales are the biggest student fundraiser. There are usually 4 hoagie sales planned throughout the school year on a Saturday morning (2 in the fall and 2 in the spring). Students pre-sell hoagies, collect payment, and submit their orders through Sign Up Genius (an online service).
Holiday Extravaganza - Kelly Frank, Julie Mikus, Jennifer Blakely
Holiday Extravaganza is a growing event that began in 2011. The event brings together the band students from the Hampton elementary, middle, and high schools. They perform holiday music at the event. In addition, there is a Holiday Market, where dozens of vendors sell new items for holiday shopping; Sundaes with Santa, where families can enjoy creating ice cream sundaes, making crafts, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as other activities; and, the Cookie Walk, where volunteers bake and donate thousands of cookies that are sold by the pound. This event attracts many, many people from the Hampton and surrounding communities, and proceeds from this event are used to support the elementary, middle and high school music programs.
Homecoming Picnic - Kim Haytock
Each year at homecoming we provide the band students with a picnic barbeque before the game. It is our way of saying thanks for helping make homecoming special. Please help us by preparing food or helping serve it to our band students.
Kennywood Ticket Sales - Jen Hearn
Locker Posters - Gabrielle Battista
Medical Staff for Away Games/PIMBA - Lauren McEwen, Christine Tunstall, Becky Farmakis
New Parent Ambassador - chair needed
Novelty Items for Home Games and Band Events - chair needed
HBA has a small inventory of items (novelties, hats, scarves, spirit towels, etc.) that are sold by volunteers at home football games, the Homecoming Tailgate, the Flea Market and the Holiday Extravaganza. These sales generate a small profit for HBA.
Pizza for Home Games - Leslie Kozler and Jennifer Vecchio
Friday night football games can be a little hectic with after-school band practice and travel to/from football games. HBA organizes food for both home and away games. For home games, your student will have the opportunity to pre-order and pay for slices of pizza, which are delivered and served to the students right after half-time.
Restaurant Nights/Local Fundraisers - Stephanie White
Rita's Italian Ice - Kelly Frank and Diana DiMaria
During the first full week of band camp, HBA provides Rita's Italian Ice at lunch time for all of the students. It's a sweet, cool treat in the hot days of August for our hard-working band students. Please come help us scoop out the fun! Due to COVID-19, the event has been cancelled for the 2020 Band Camp
Senior Night Activities - Kimberly Girard
In October, HBA hosts Senior Night for band students who will graduate at the end of the school year. Senior Night is held at a home football game, and seniors and their parents are recognized at the pre-game show. Information regarding senior night will be provided to families in advance of evening.
The Flea Market & Craft Sale offers an opportunity for families to do some spring cleaning and some shopping. The event is held in the spring (February or March) on a Saturday at the HHS cafeteria. Families are invited to drop off gently used, new, and unwanted items the Friday evening prior to the sale. Volunteers sort the donated items and offer them for sale on Saturday. The sale is advertised throughout the local communities, and shoppers arrive early Saturday morning. In addition to the flea market, other vendors selling flea market items, new merchandise or crafts, may purchase table space at the event to sell their items. And, of course, the Band Dads' Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.
Spirit Wear - chair needed
There is no better way to support the band program than to wear your Hampton Band Spirit wear everywhere you go! The site of a sea of Blue and Gold at home games, away games, band festivals, and adjudications always excites and motivates the band! Show your support with a purchase of official Hampton Band Spirit Wear!
Talbot Tailgate - chair needed
The Hampton Township Homecoming Tailgate has substantially grown in its first few years of existence. HBPA volunteers set up a table at the Tailgate, which includes 1 - 2 games (a small fee is charged to play) with small prizes. The volunteers also sell some novelty items and Hampton/Hampton Marching Band merchandise.
Uniform Distribution - Sue Basista and Jen Ketler
Before and after each game or performance, members of the Uniform Distribution Committee are at school to hand out and collect uniforms.
Uniform Fitting/Repair - Sue Basista
Uniforms are fitted and assigned to students during band camp. The Uniform Fitting/Repair Committee fits students and alters uniforms, as necessary. During the year, any damaged uniforms are repaired as needed.
Website Updates - Gabrielle Battista
Each year The website is updated with information and links to help keep the band and the boosters in step with all of the activities that take place.