Prepare for the season ahead

Congratulations! If you’re visiting this page, you must have decided to either go ahead and join us, or return for another year – welcome/welcome back! So, what’s next? Use the checklist below to get off to a great start to the season, and help keep you on track! (In case it helps, we’ve made this printable). 

March
New Parent/Student Information Night (You don't want to miss this meeting!)
Visit the section liaison table
Take note of website login details
Take note of key dates (more details will be issued by email/Band App over time)
After the meeting, explore the website in detail
Go to "Join The Band! > Submit your forms" page & complete/submit "Prospective Student Form"
Go to "Join The Band! > Submit your forms" page & check information about physicals
Go to "What Do We Do > Camps" page & stock up on camp essentials
Go to "Support The Program > Fundraising" page & assign the Booster Club to your Amazon smile account
Go to "Support The Program > Fundraising" page & assign the Booster Club to your Kroger Community Awards Account
Go to "Support The Program > Volunteering with the Band" page & consider how you can support the Band this season
After the meeting, get connected!
Check your mailbox to make sure you are receiving band emails (check your spam/junk folder)
Check your mailbox to make sure you are receiving emails from your section parent
Parent and student should both login to the website and go to "Parent/Student Area > Get Connected" page - add yourself to all relevant Band App Groups
Parent and student (typically, mostly parents and alumni) are welcome to login to the website and go to "Parent/Student Area > Get Connected" page - join the Facebook Band Family Group
Start monitoring the Band Calendar on the website/in Band App - we encourage you to come and watch any performances from this point onwards!
April
Color Guard
Attend meeting about all things Guard!
Pavilion Volunteers (work at the Pavilion to earn fair share)
Contact Pavilion Coordinator (pavilion@cpcband.org) if didn't already indicate interest when submitting Prospective Student Form
Check your mailbox to make sure you are receiving emails from pavilion@cpcband.org
Login to website and go to "Parent/Student area > Registered Pavilion Volunteers Area"
Attend TABC training (free classes offered by Aramark -alternatively on-line options are availablefor a small fee)
Check emails for upcoming volunteer opportunities
Login to website and go to "Parent/Student area > Registered Pavilion Volunteers Area" to sign up on the Sign-up Genius & reserve your volunteering spot!
Physicals
Go to "Join The Band! > Submit your forms" page & follow instructions to arrange physical & submit results
Attend the April booster meeting
Camps
Percussion students attend Knox PAD camp
May
Attend the May booster meeting
Percussion students attend the Percussion Experience camp
ALL students attend the Mini-Marcher camp
June
Start making/tracking Fair Share payments
Percussion and Guard students attend camp 1
July
Camps
Students in town attend July 4th parade (rehearsal July 3rd)
Percussion and Guard students attend camp 2
ALL students attend summer camp
Ordering Day
Go to "Purchase and Payments > Ordering Day - Required Items" and place orders. Pay attention to deadlines
Go to "Purchase and Payments > Ordering Day - Optional Items" and place orders. Pay attention to deadlines
August
Students prepare for & attend Band Olympics (families welcome to watch)
Families attend BBQ
Pick up merchandise order
Ensure Student was fitted for Marching uniform and take care of alterations if needed
At the start of the school year, submit a Conroe CISD Volunteer application, and submit confirmation to chaperones@cpcband.org. (ALL Band volunteers MUST do this EVERY school year)
YEARLONG:
Make Fair Share payments in a timely manner
Read ALL Band App and email communications!
Pay close attention to the calendar (especially looking out for changes/additions) as well as deadline dates
Plan to attend all Monthly Booster Club Meetings!
Be Involved!
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