Committee Chair and Volunteer Descriptions
Committee chairs and volunteers working behind-the-scenes support the students and the Music Directors and enable the high performing music program to exist. The IMPA provides many opportunities to volunteer. See the sign-up sheet for where you can fit in.
Some roles include:
Hospitality for Instrumental Music Concerts: When the concert bands and orchestras present their concerts, the IMPA hosts a hospitality table with drinks, cookies, and treats for the audience and performer to enjoy after the performance.
Fund-raising: The Direct Appeal Campaign Chair and volunteers encourage all instrumental music parents to donate to the Fall Direct Appeal campaign. These donations fund the IMPA, which pays for clinicians and outside instructional staff as well as other needs of the instrumental music program.
New Parent Liaison: This volunteer works with the parents of incoming instrumental music students. He/she recruits them to join the IMPA, encourages parent participation in the IMPA and the music program, connects them to volunteer opportunities, and helps to answer questions. He/she takes the lead on outreach programs such as Spartan for a Day.
Volunteer Coordinator: The instrumental music program engages many volunteers across all the programs. The Volunteer Coordinator manages the sign-up sheet, and helps connect volunteers and opportunities.
SpiritWear Coordinator: This parent volunteer manages the "spiritwear" sales on behalf of the Music Council. He/she orders the show t-shirts, the various hats/chairs/sweatshirts and imprinted wear, music-related souvenirs, etc. and manages the inventory and sales.
Winter Percussion Lead Parent: During the winter percussion performance season, this parent manages the volunteer sign-ups, answers questions, and assures carpool drivers are registered with the school district.
Winter Auxiliary Lead Parent: During the winter auxiliary performance season, this parent manages the volunteer sign-ups, answers questions, and assures carpool drivers are registered with the school district.
Marching Band volunteers: Our competitive marching band show requires Chairs and volunteers in many roles including Food, Uniforms, Prop Construction, Trucks, Pit Logistics, Water, and Band Camp carpools.
Photography and Video: Volunteers take photos of our music students in performance and rehearsal, and share them for our families to enjoy on the Smugmug site. The lead photo volunteer coordinates the efforts to assure coverage, and manages the Smugmug site.
Public Relations: This volunteer submits notices to Grissom's Gazette (MVHS newsletter) and local press to make the school community and neighbors aware of the music program, performances and events.
Event Chairs: The IMPA sponsors several events which offer unique performance opportunities to our music students, while raising money for the music program. Each event has a chair managing it, along with a committee of volunteers helping to make it happen.
- Taco Night
- Swing Dance
- Spaghetti and Strings
- Jazz Festival