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2019 OBI Volunteer Sign-up Page is now live!
If you’d like to sign-up for one, or more, of the positions available, please check out the sign-up page HERE!
NEWS section added to website
A new menu option called “News” has been added to the site on July 29th.
This will allow everyone see all of the posts that contain the news you need to know concerning the band and activities. Please check out that section!
2019 Band Camp Newsletter
Click here to download the 2019 Band Camp Newsletter *** Updated 07-29-19
Welcome to another marching band season! Planning, organizing and prepping for the 2019-2020 marching season is now in full swing. We hope that you and your band student are as excited as we are to begin this new season.
As a parent of a band student in grades 6th – 12th, you play an important part in the Otsego Band program. Your support is very important – from getting your child to and from their practices and their performances, attending your band student’s performances, and assisting the high school band with instruments and uniforms during football games, parades, and band competitions. We couldn’t do this without your support.
At the high school level, it takes a lot of hands to pull off a successful marching band season from the marching staff that design the programs and prepare the band students for performances, the uniform moms who make sure that your child looks great when they hit the field marching, the band crew who load and unload the trailers for competitions and parades, the band parents that provide food for festivals, etc., the band parents that help with fundraising events, and the band parents that help publicize all band events. This year we are looking at 100+ students for the new season. We would love to have you join us.
At the middle school level, there are many opportunities for you to become involved from assisting with fundraising events ( i.e., Allegan Fair Concessions booth, Otsego Band Invitational (OBI) activities), helping with uniforms for the eighth grade band students, attending Band Boosters meetings to stay informed of what is happening in your child’s band program, and attending your child’s band performances. We would really love to have you join us.
Please take time to look over the enclosed list of band volunteer opportunities to see where you could possibly help out throughout the 2019-2020 year.
Melissa Vorndran, Vice President
Carla Stratton, Treasurer
Susan Calkins, Secretary
2019-2020 Otsego High School Band Schedule
2019-2020 Otsego Middle School Band Schedule
Can You Help the Band with Any of This?
We are looking for all variety of equipment, materials and skills. If you can help with any of these please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Propane tanks to have or borrow
- 5 gal gas can for lawn mower gas
- Bottle of Stabil Fuel Stabilizer
- Minor repair of Wagon
- Light metal work on aluminum Drum Major stand
- Sturdy ~100ft fence for crowd control at OBI (Like at a construction site to keep people out)
- Someone to service the lawn mower (Oil, Lubrication)
Longer Term Needs:
- Large Freezers for the Fair Booth
Nice to have:
- Small Air Compressor for cart tires
- Commercial Ice Machine for the Fair Booth
- Custom paint job on lawn mower and golf cart