Shadow ensembles run on people power, and even moreso, on PARENT POWER. As a result, all families are expected to participate in a reasonable amount of fundraising activities and summer volunteering. Some families can participate more than others, but all families are expected to contribute.
Our Tours (whenever we're on the road) are the most intensive time of need for volunteers to feed, supervise, drive vehicles, build and move props, and travel with our members. Parents and family members please visit the Volunteer page under Support at shadowdbc.org and sign up for everything for which you are capable/available. You'll have a blast and the members' experience will improve because of your involvement.
When you complete your online registration form, you’ll check the Contract Agreement box, certifying that your family will do their best to participate in these activities in good faith, as time and circumstances allow. You’ll also be asked to do the same with a signature on the Fundraising and Volunteer Acknowledgement in this packet. Don’t let it scare you; all we ask is that you do your very best to support the kids as they pour their hearts and souls into this activity.
All Volunteering at Shadow is coordinated by the Oregon Band Boosters, INC.
Regardless of the season, we are always in need of volunteers to …
Travel and stay with the members
Prepare, serve, and clean up after meals
Administer first aid
Fit, tend to, and organize uniforms
Drive CDL vehicles
Drive non-cdl vehicles
Build props and other equipment
Assist the members in loading and unloading, and getting on and off the field
Fees Credit for Volunteering
Certain volunteer tasks are also eligible for credit on member fees. This is a great way to help offset your membership costs. The following positions are available for credit:
Transportation Chairperson - Shadow DBC - $400 Credit to be applied to a future season
Uniform and Sewing Chairperson - Shadow DBC - $400 Credit to be applied to a future season
Food Chairperson - Shadow DBC - $450 Credit to be applied to a future season
Housing Coordinator - Shadow DBC - $400 Credit to be applied to a future season
CDL Driver - $25 / local; $50 / 1-2 nights; $100 / 3+ nights to be applied to a future season
Winter Host—$200 credit per student to be applied to a future season, or $100 in food gift cards presently
Summer Host—$200 credit per student to be applied to a future season, or $200 in food gift cards presently
All Chairpersons will need to plan to be on tour with the groups as needed. Inquire with the Executive Director for more information.