Band Families:

It’s that time of year again.  Football season has begun!  We have watched our children, football players, and cheerleaders work diligently during their summer break and finally, the wait is over!  It’s time to cheer them on as they open the season this Friday with HOCO taking on Perry at Perry for the opening game.  We can’t wait to show our support for the Bears and our students!!

Here’s how you can help for the first game as well as throughout the year.

First, before you can volunteer with the band, you must have a valid background check on file.  Board of education policy… If you are unsure, please submit a request here so we can help you find out.  If you know you need to fill out a new one, it’s attached below.  Your student can drop it by the office OR they may also turn it in to the directors. 

Request to validate background status: https://forms.gle/kEHGER4h5cccdT9y5

Chaperones:  You will be required to ride an assigned bus to the game and home from the game.  Your primary role will be ensuring the safety of our students for the entire length of the event.  Don’t worry, disciplinary actions (which are rare) will be handled by staff, you’re there for the fun stuff!!  Sign up here (slots are limited and fill fast!) https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=4731968

Transportation/Media/3rd Quarter Meals/Uniform and Medical Volunteers; use this link to sign up. Everyone MUST sign up so I can validate background checks and add you to the gate list.  https://forms.gle/1KgWTAAwj9zJYarR9

Concession Stand:  https://hocoband.org/calendar/ find a date and use the hand to sign up.  Every family needs to plan to volunteer at least one game this season.  If we can make that happen, no family would need to work twice.  The funds raised in the concession stand are the core of how this band runs. Please, please, please find a home game and help!  You may work either side, doing nearly anything you’re comfortable with.  Did I say Please already? 😊 Please!

You may also use our google form to sign up for concessions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18jqB98PHgyoguo8UynLfwebjdute_KAH2ZpCBKxugSg/viewform?edit_requested=true

Sincerely,

Carol Hamilton

Black and Silver Brigade

Executive Board President 2019-2020

Payments can be mailed to the school or dropped off at the front office. The office is open from 8:00-3:00 everyday. The band room will be open on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:00-12:00 during June.

Hoco High
Attn: Band Director
920 Hwy 96
Warner Robins, Ga 31088

Just a reminder, the marching band deposit was due today. If you didn’t send it in, please do so next week.

A little information: The deposit will not show as owed in charms until June. However, you will see the credit when we post the payment. If you don’t have a charms account it is important that you head over to the student information section and view the section about registering for charms. The deposit it what we use to secure the students spot on the field. Without the deposit, they will not be written into the show. If you need to make payment arrangements email us (Mike and Carol) so we can help you. All communication about finances are confidential and not disclosed to anyone other than the two of us and the directors as needed.

Mr. Rob Ingram was recently appointed the Assistant Director of Bands at Houston County High School. Before his time at Houston County, he served as the Director of Bands at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Ga. While at Mount de Sales he was responsible for all beginning band classes, concert band, and marching band.  Mr. Ingram earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Music from Georgia Southern University in 2016. While at Georgia Southern Ingram, was the Drum Major of the Southern Pride Marching Band for two years, lead alto in the Jazz Ensemble for two years, and Principal Saxophone in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble for two years. Mr. Ingram currently plays saxophone in Wellston Winds.