"Pick Your Post" Today:

    • 10/15/2022
    • 12:45 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Newtown High School
    • 8
    Register

    Grasso Festival

    Cleanup Crew

    Committee Lead: TBD 

    Drum Majors and Captains lead band and Guard in littler line on field and in stadium. Clean up volunteers verify stands are clean and clean up at the top of the stadium. Bring tables and chairs back to NHS lobby. One volunteer cleans Judges' area (courtyard). Clean up of snack shack is done by Food Prep/Serve volunteers, but help is needed loading cars, etc. 



      • 10/15/2022
      • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Newtown High School
      • 5
      Register

      Grasso Festival

      Food Prep/Serve - Snack Shack - Shift 1

      Committee Leads:    Bob Fossum & Charlie Calderbank




        • 10/15/2022
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Newtown High School
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        Grasso Festival

        Signs Set Up - Shift 1

        Committee Lead:  Lauri Belmuth

        Put up sandwich board signs and all other signs inside school and outside at Stadium.



          • 10/15/2022
          • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
          • Newtown High School
          • 3
          Register

          Grasso Festival

          Set Up Committee Lead(s):  Jim Compasso

          Pull out and set up of tents, tables, chairs, lights, and electrical cords.



            • 10/15/2022
            • 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            • Newtown High School
            • 1
            Register

            Grasso Festival

            Judges' Area

            Set up table cloths, paper goods, drinks and food for judges. Clean area at the end of the night. Volunteer needs to be there for set up and Judges' dinner (2:00-4:30), monitor entrance throughout the event (only judges and credentialed staff are permitted inside), refresh snacks, etc. shortly before intermission 6:30-7:30 and clean up from 9:00-10:30.



              • 10/15/2022
              • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
              • Newtown High School
              • 0
              Join waitlist

              Grasso Festival

              F-Wing Door Monitor - Shift 1

              Committee Lead:  Dawn Roman-Weide



                • 10/15/2022
                • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
                • Newtown High School
                • 0
                Join waitlist

                Grasso Festival

                Bake Sale Shift 1
                Committee Leads:  Alenda Calderbank

                Mmm, Bake Sale - includes set up







                  • 10/15/2022
                  • 3:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                  • Newtown High School
                  • 1
                  Register

                  Grasso Festival

                  Runner for Judges

                  Committee Lead:  Susan Chung

                  Run materials back and forth to Judges.

                  • 10/15/2022
                  • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
                  • Newtown High School
                  • 2
                  Register

                  Grasso Festival

                  Welcome - Meet & Greet

                  Committee Lead: Yolanda Hampton

                  Greet buses in front of school. Hand out welcome packet. Stamp hands of students, allow Pit ensemble to disembark and use restrooms in the front lobby (masks required). Instruct buses to proceed to F Wing lot for parking and that is where band members may use the restrooms.




                    • 10/15/2022
                    • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
                    • Newtown High School
                    • 1
                    Register

                    Grasso Festival

                    Truck Parking

                    Committee Lead: Rich Weide

                    Manage truck parking and assist with visiting ensemble unloading and loading logistics in the Junior Lot



                      • 10/15/2022
                      • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
                      • Newtown High School
                      • 4
                      Register

                      Grasso Festival

                      Spectator Parking & Signs - Shift 1

                      Committee Lead:  Yun Kee Chung

                      Manage the flow of spectator and equipment vehicles
                      into and out of the parking areas throughout the event.



                        • 10/15/2022
                        • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                        • Newtown High School
                        • 2
                        Register

                        Grasso Festival

                        F-Wing/Parking Lot/Buses

                        Committee Lead: 

                        Manage bus parking and assist with visiting ensemble logistics in the back of the school.



                          • 10/15/2022
                          • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                          • Newtown High School
                          • 7
                          Register

                          Grasso Festival

                          Food Sales (Snack Shack)

                          Committee Leads:  Ann Nichols

                          (plus 7 volunteers)

                          TRAINING at 4:00 pm

                          2 people plus lead are needed at 3:00 when NHS Band and Guard takes their dinner break.





                            • 10/15/2022
                            • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
                            • Newtown High School
                            • 1
                            Register

                            Grasso Festival

                            Gate Admission - Shift 1

                            Committee Lead:  Bonnie Voegeli

                            Welcome guests and answer questions as you sell festival tickets
                            and program books.



                              • 10/15/2022
                              • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                              • Newtown High School
                              • 2
                              Register

                              Grasso Festival

                              50/50 Sales

                              Lead: Marissa Weidner

                              Extra position to sell 50/50 tickets at the top of the stadium 



                                • 10/15/2022
                                • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                                • Newtown High School
                                • 1
                                Register

                                Grasso Festival

                                Airgrams and Candy Shift 1

                                Committee Lead:  Amber Mason

                                Sell Airgrams with candy – One or two people sell in the stands and 1-2 people stay at the table and sell. Airgrams get grouped and taken to the booth to be read before performance.



                                  • 10/15/2022
                                  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
                                  • Newtown High School
                                  • 10
                                  Register

                                  Grasso Festival

                                  Food Prep/Serve - Snack Shack - Shift 2

                                  Committee Leads:   Bob Fossum & Charlie Calderbank




                                    • 10/15/2022
                                    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
                                    • Newtown High School
                                    • 0
                                    Join waitlist

                                    Grasso Festival

                                    Outside Stadium Monitor - Shift 1

                                    Committee Lead:  Susan White

                                    Watching aisles during the show

                                    • 10/15/2022
                                    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
                                    • Newtown High School
                                    • 2
                                    Register

                                    Grasso Festival

                                    Bake Sale - Shift 2
                                    Committee Leads:  Alenda Calderbank

                                    Mmm, Bake Sale - includes clean up



                                      • 10/15/2022
                                      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                                      • Newtown High School
                                      • 2
                                      Register

                                      Grasso Festival

                                      Truck Parking - Shift 2

                                      Committee Lead: Rich Weide

                                      Manage truck parking and assist with visiting ensemble unloading and loading logistics in the Junior Lot



                                        • 10/15/2022
                                        • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                                        • Newtown High School
                                        • 0
                                        Join waitlist

                                        Grasso Festival

                                        F-Wing Door Monitor - Shift 2
                                        Committee Lead:  Dawn Roman-Weide

                                        • 10/15/2022
                                        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                                        • Newtown High School
                                        • 5
                                        Register

                                        Grasso Festival

                                        Spectator Parking  - Shift 2

                                        Committee Lead: Yun Kee Chung  

                                        Manage the flow of spectator and equipment vehicles into and out of
                                        the parking areas throughout the event.



                                          • 10/15/2022
                                          • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
                                          • Newtown High School
                                          • 2
                                          Register

                                          Grasso Festival

                                          Gate Admission - Shift 2

                                          Committee Leads:  Bonnie Voegeli

                                          Welcome guests and answer questions as you sell festival tickets
                                          and program books.



                                            • 10/15/2022
                                            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                                            • Newtown High School
                                            • 3
                                            Register

                                            Grasso Festival

                                            Airgrams and Candy Shift 2

                                            Committee Lead:  Amber Mason

                                            Sell Airgrams with candy – One person sells in the stands and 1-2 people stay at the table and sell. Airgrams get grouped and taken to the booth to be read before performance.



                                              • 10/15/2022
                                              • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                                              • Newtown High School
                                              • 1
                                              Register

                                              Grasso Festival

                                              Outside Stadium Monitor - Shift 2

                                              Committee Lead:  Susan White

                                              Watching aisles during the show

                                              • 10/15/2022
                                              • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
                                              • Newtown High School
                                              • 5
                                              Register

                                              Grasso Festival

                                              Breakdown

                                              Committee Lead:  Jim Compasso

                                              Breakdown and storage of tents, tables, chairs, lights, and electrical cords.



                                                • 10/15/2022
                                                • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                • Newtown High School
                                                • 2
                                                Register

                                                Grasso Festival

                                                Signs Clean Up - Shift 2

                                                Committee Lead:  Lauri Belmuth

                                                At the end of the evening, take down all of the signs inside the school and
                                                outside around the stadium.  Return signs to storage container.



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