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It is our mission to keep the cost of student participation in the Avon Marching Black and Gold affordable for all families. We constantly strive to balance the challenge of keeping the cost manageable, with maintaining the level of excellence required to ensure the best experience, opportunity and enrichment that music and the performing arts provide to students, parents and the Avon Community.
The learning experience students gain from participation in this championship program includes, honor and having respect for oneself and others; the value of teamwork , a strong work ethic and being goal oriented. These are skills the young people of the Avon Marching Black and Gold will utilize as they pursue future endeavors and become contributing members of our society.
It is our belief, that no student should be excluded from this fine arts program due to a family's financial hardship.
Community VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Marching Band Programs as well as the Concert Bands, Guard and Drumline programs provide wonderful opportunities for both you and your child. This program like any great program, requires a great deal of both physical and financial support. Through out the year there are many opportunities for adults to be involved with the band program. We need your help, to continue to be successful . Some of these opportunities are described below.
CONCESSIONS - ALL YEAR
This is one of the biggest money makers for the Marching Black & Gold. We are in charge of the concession stands for most of the sporting activities held at the High School. Therefore, we need volunteers to help manage and work the concession stands throughout the entire school year. The money raised in concessions helps to support the general funding of the band programs. This is how many of the bills get paid. Without this great opportunity our band fees would be much higher. Please plan to give a short amount of your time to work in the concessions when asked.
SEWING AND CRAFTS
Throughout the entire school year, we need volunteers to help with sewing. We make all of the show flags that are used in the Marching Band Show and Winter Guard shows. Some shows require more than 100 flags. You do not need to be a great seamstress to help. There can be hand sewing, machine sewing, cutting and pinning, gluing, and a variety of other tasks that need to be done. We also make costumes and props for the winter drumlines and winter guards. We have a couple of people who are old pros at putting these types of things together and will be happy to teach you what you need to know. If you are at all comfortable with a pair of scissors, needle and thread and /or a sewing machine, please let the band office know.
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