The Kell Band Booster Association provides support to the staff and students of the Kell Band programs. We function through the efforts of multiple volunteers. Below is a brief description of some of our committees. If you are interested in finding out more you can e-mail the appropriate Chair(s).
The Alumni Committee is responsible for keeping in touch with all former students and parents of the Kell Band program.
The Chaperone Committee is responsible for providing chaperone support for any and all band activities including, but not limited to, band camp, band practices, football games, festivals, trips, etc.
Jane Wheeler and Stephanie Jones
The Concessions Committee provides meals for the visitor side concession stand during the football game.
The Equipment Committee (“Roadies”) is generally responsible for maintenance and transportation of equipment and props. These efforts may include 1) maintaining all the equipment for the band (including drum major podiums, all the pit percussion carts with regard to paint, wheels, etc.,), 2) assuring the equipment trailer is always ready to roll, 3) building and maintaining props and making changes as needed, 4) transporting all the equipment and instruments to away football games, exhibitions, and competitions, 5) helping to move the pit percussion and drum major podiums on and off the field at halftime and back to the school after the performance, 6) moving other equipment as required. A good singing voice is a plus.
The Guard Committee serves as a liaison between Board and Guard Directors to assist with organization. They will work with other committees as required to facilitate budget planning, travel organization, submission of forms required for events, fundraising, chaperone events, etc.
The Historian Committee is responsible for photographing and video recording all Kell Bands events including performances, concerts, competitions and special events and maintaining an archive depository of their work. The Historian Committee works in close conjunction with the Website Committee to provide a visual record for the kbba.org website, as well as providing photographs for the weekly KBBA newsletter to the KBBA Secretary. The committee provides assistance for year-end and/or season-end banquet video productions.
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for coordinating meals and feeding the band students during designated student activities. This may include band camp, before football games, before competitions, etc., but it may also include involvement during band-sponsored events such as festivals, Kelleidoscope, banquets, and others. The committee may also provide concessions during concerts as required.
The Newsletter is sent weekly that contains information about current happenings and information about the band.
The Percussion Committee serves as a liaison between Board and Percussion Directors to assist with organization. They will work with other committees as required to facilitate budget planning, travel organization, submission of forms required for events, fundraising, chaperone events, etc.
Jen Turpin and Jennifer Burmester
Scrip is a subcommittee of Fundraising and is responsible for organization of weekly Scrip program, a major fundraising activity. Responsibilities include hosting weekly Scrip order/delivery times (currently 5:30 – 7:00 PM on Tuesdays). Activities include computer-based input and tracking of orders, weekly order placement to Great Lakes Scrip Center, Kroger, and Publix, weekly coordination of Scrip clerks, completion of paperwork including monthly reports to treasurer, promotion and communication, and other tasks as necessary.
Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee is responsible for definition, coordination, budget, and implementation of special band events, such as KELLeidoscope and PGA, as may be designated by the Directors and Executive Board when special focus and attention is required.
Spirit Wear Committee
Spirit Wear is a subcommittee of Spirit with a specific focus toward products (clothing, bags, magnet, etc.) that serve to build a common sense of spirit. Such products may be used in conjunction with fundraising activities.
The Uniform Committee is responsible for measuring, fitting, assigning, gathering, cleaning, and storing uniforms all students in marching band and all concert bands. The required uniform parts/pieces are ordered, the hems must be sewn for marching band, and repairs are made such as buttons and stirrups. The committee will also provide costs for repair and replacement of uniforms.
The Website Committee is responsible for maintenance of the kbba.org website, including creation and updates of links, pages, text, graphics, media files, etc. that contribute to the overall function and purpose of the website The Committee maintains a dedicated informational and outreach resource (the website) for all Kell bands students and parents, as well as the community at large.