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8/19 Parent drivers needed for the Blitz – 5:30-8pm

We rely on the funds raised during the Blitz (the combined UA marching band and UA Orchestra) fundraiser as our primary source of funding for the year.  We can’t do it without parent drivers.  Signup to spend 2-3 hours with your kids and their friends as you chaperone this fun event.

8/24 Volunteers needed for After-Party

This is a great way to meet other parents and spend time with the students.  This has been a tradition for years and the kids truly appreciate this social event.  Please consider offering just 2 hours of your time to volunteer.

8/31 Findlay away game-UAMB will not perform at this game

It has been determined that the band will NOT travel to the Findlay game on 8/31.  Many factors went into this decision; the primary issue being travel time (4:15 departure, rush hour traffic on 23 north, etc…).  Thank you to those who’d signed up to chaperone, we encourage you to volunteer for another activity, much help is still needed.

Labor Day Weekend

Mr. Fessler will send out a communication regarding performances for both the Golden Bear Bash and the Labor Day Arts Festival.



Uniform Make-Up Day + Refits

Didn’t get your uniform fitting or need a refit? Students, schedule yourself here for Monday, August 20 between 3:30pm-6:30pm:

Volunteer here – 6 people needed:



Bus Chaperones Needed

Sign up here to be a bus chaperone for Band Camp (Monday, July 30) and for our away games this fall. Bus Chaperones get into the game FOR FREE and see the behind-the-scenes of our Golden Bear Marching Band – and you don’t have to ride  on your child’s bus!


Saturday, July 28 – BAND PICTURES

Band members can have their 2018 Marching season picture taken this Saturday, and we need parent volunteers to keep the process running smoothly and help the band members look great! Sign up below.

Around 10:30am is when the group band pictures will be taken, so no matter what time your individual photo is, you should plan on staying around….

Sign up to be a parent volunteer for band picture day

Sign up for a time to have your band picture taken


Time for Uniform Fittings!

Yea!!!!!! It is that time of the year again for getting squeezed into that wool sausage casing known as your Band Uniform. All times are from 4pm to 7:30pm.
Dates: Seniors: 7/23, Juniors: 7/24, Sophomores: 7/25, Freshman: 7/26
students: sign up for uniform fittings here

If you are not able to make your assigned class day we will be setting up a make-up date for after band camp. If you can’t make your class day, but you can make another class day then contact me directly.

We will need volunteers to help with the fitting, and yes this does count as “Service Hours”. We will be supplying food and drink for the volunteers.
students/parents: sign up for volunteering

We desperately need people who can sew. We will need lots of hemming and stitching done. I would like to set up a sewing party during the uniform fitting times. That way everything is right there, everyone is right there, and everyone can visit while they sew.