ATTN: URGENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS! Please read below and sign up to help out!

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See below for further details.

Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon Wireless) Amphitheater Concessions

At our last general meeting in January we announced that the Cambridge Band Boosters will be joining with the CAA to man one of the smaller concession stands at Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon Wireless) Amphitheater during their concert season. We did this for a couple reasons:

We need the money. Except for the July car wash voucher sale, our fundraising efforts for the 2018-2019 school year have fallen short of what was budgeted.

Apart from our current cash flow issues, we have been looking for additional fundraising alternatives that don’t require our students to sell something door to door. We have been aware for some time that the Amphitheater concessions can be a lucrative revenue source, but we knew that our organization was not ready to handle a full concert season. By joining forces with the participating CAA clubs, we only need to work 7-8 concerts instead of a full season.

Volunteer Needs and Training

We will need a core group of 50-60 parent volunteers to make this work to keep folks from having to volunteer for too many shows. Students are able to volunteer, but there needs to be at least a 2:1 ratio of adults (18 years old+)/students.

Our stand is on the upper west side which optimally requires about 12 people per show for. Some of the smaller shows may only require 10 people and some of the larger shows will need 13 or 14 people.

All parent volunteers will need to go through the TEAM alcohol training program that Legends, the amphitheater’s concessions provider, will offer. The class takes about 90 minutes and there is a short written test at the end. Certification is good for 3 years, and anyone who may have successfully completed the training last year does not need to do it again this year.

Tue, March 26: 6pm-8pm at the Amphitheater

Wed, March 27: 6pm-8pm at Cambridge

Sat, March 30: 11am-1pm at the Amphitheater

Additionally, we will need a smaller group of 8-12 parents who are willing to go through NPO training to serve as Cash, Inventory, and Stand Managers & be our consistent go-to people who will lead the rest of our volunteers. At this training, Legends will be discussing roles & responsibilities, reviewing policies & procedures, how things work and why, provide equipment familiarization and go through an event day dry run. Two NPO sessions are currently scheduled at the Catering Room backstage at the Amphitheater:

Thursday, March 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 13 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

We request that you sign up ASAP for these training sessions at the following link as we have been asked by the CCA to provide this information to Legends so that they canbe adequately prepared for the correct number of parents who will be attending the training sessions.!/showSignUp/20F0C4DAAAD29A7FC1-ameris

Cameron Congleton & I will be meeting with representatives from the participating CAA clubs next week to choose which concerts we will be working. There will be additions as more concert dates are announced by the amphitheater.

As always, we appreciate your volunteer support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Yours, Sue Lawton President Cambridge Band Boosters