Purpose of the “Pit-Pack”
The Pit-Pack is the moving force behind the CPHS Timberwolf Marching Band. We are a group of volunteers that assist the front ensemble band members move the instruments and podiums on and off the field during performances at games and contests. We also help in moving the equipment on/off the band equipment trailer – i.e. “Big Green.”
You might find it interesting to know how many people we need for Pit-Pack to efficiently support requirements for a performance. Here’s a sample based on prior year’s programs.
- 3 small and 1 large Podium (7 Pit-Pack)
- 2 Speakers (4 Pit-Pack)
- 1 Sound Box (2 Pit-Pack)
- 2 Microphones (1 Pit-Pack)
- 3 Percussion Racks (2 Pit-Pack)
- 2 Bass Drums (2 Pit-Pack)
- 2 Gongs (2 Pit-Pack)
- 1 Generator (1 Pit-Pack)
- 4 Marimbas (4 Students)
- 4 Vibraphones (4 Students)
- 1 Xylophone (1 Student)
- 2 Synthesizer (1 Pit-Pack)
… And may also make an appearance later in the season…
- Additional graphics for the show
- Concert French Horns
- Additional items as contest season begins
Pit-Pack and/or Students are needed to move equipment on/off the field during a performance.
As you can see, the number of Pit-Pack volunteers needed for a game or contest can be quite large. As we coordinate with the directors for this year’s show, we will update this list to match the requirements. All items are on wheels and most are not heavy. If you can push a grocery cart, you can “pit-pack.”
Volunteers will be assigned to these games and other events as they arise. Email the Pit-Pack team if you feel there are any issues with the schedule. Remember you must be an approved LISD volunteer to help with the Pit-Pack.
Pit-Pack 2014-2015 Co-Chairs: