The fall marching season is packed full of action with many events including the Band Lock-In, LISD Festival of Bands Night, regular season football games, playoff games, marching competitions, a spring trip and much more. Chaperoning is one of the many ways to get involved and be a part of the behind the scenes activities.
*All chaperones must be an approved LISD volunteer*.
The first game requires experienced chaperones to help acclimate the incoming freshmen students into the game process. After the first game, new chaperones are introduced and paired with experienced chaperones. Competitions are more structured and require chaperones who have had previous game experience.
Chaperones are scheduled and then contacted by email to ensure availability and given the details on the report time to CPHS. Upon arrival, the chaperones are fed just prior to the band students, attend a short meeting with the Vice Presidents to be briefed on the assigned duties and then load the buses with the band. During a game, some of the duties include half-time soda distributions, bathroom escorting, stadium monitoring, seat cushion distribution, plume attachments to the shakos and trash collection. Chaperones remain with the band until dismissal after returning to CPHS.
The Vice President of the boosters does all of the scheduling for the chaperones. The schedules are built based on the information that is collected on registration night. Parents should check their calendars and have some idea of availability when they come to register their band members. Do not trade assignments with a friend or spouse. All changes need to be cleared through the VP. Some chaperones have special assignments and we need to make sure those functions are covered.