Being a chaperone for the CRHS Cougar Band is a fun and rewarding experience. Our mission is to support the band by monitoring the health, safety, and whereabouts of all band students while traveling to and from each event, while students are at an event. Events include football games, contests, parades, trips and other special events. We support our mission in a number of ways: checking students onto buses, supervising them on the buses, providing them with water and basic medical attention while they are in the stands and as they move from location to location at an event, and making sure all students are accounted for and supervised from the minute we leave the school until the minute we return.
Chaperoning can involve some long, tiring, hot/cold/rainy days, and it can be considered hard work. Unlike watching a performance from the stands, chaperones get a unique behind-the-scenes look at everything the band goes through before and after a performance. Chaperones see the hard work and focus during warm-ups, the nervousness and excitement before a big contest, and hear the singing, chanting, camaraderie, and enthusiasm of the section pep talks before a competition, along with the emotions on the faces of the kids when they come off of the field after a great performance! The support students show each other through good times and tough times is a unique and dedicated way to be involved in our CRHS Band Program.
There are several requirements for Chaperoning, outlined below:
Chaperone Training – mandatory training given each year prior to marching season. There is great detail about what to expect and how to handle various situations that may arise while chaperoning. Guidelines and rules are discussed. Click here for the presentation outline
Each year, all chaperones must sign and turn in a KISD Hold Harmless Agreement.
All chaperones must be cleared through Raptor. Raptor instantly screens for registered sex offenders from all campuses with students while also managing custody issues, visitors, students, faculty and volunteers. Over 12,000 schools and facilities nationwide already rely on Raptor’s web-based technology to keep students safe. This is CRHS’ system of choice and we need every Chaperone to complete this screening.
Thank you for giving us your time, we know it’s a valuable asset. We appreciate the dedication it takes to go through training and to come to our events and we truly appreciate it.
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