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