Blue Crew News

This is a public but unlisted page. This page was updated on 9/12/2020.

Welcome to the news page for the Blue Crew (Equipment) volunteers. Please read the entire page and let me know if there are questions via Remind or text me at 615-429-3375.

Click here for the information page that explains what the Blue Crew does including a map of LHS showing where we park and enter the stadium for home games


SCHEDULE FOR TROUSDALE COUNTY CONTEST 9/26/2020

Please sign up on CHARMS to help with this event!

We will meet for an early practice at LHS. Exact times TBD. Our performance at Trousdale County is at noon. After the performance, we will return to LHS.
Chaperones – we will need your assistance with some Blue Crew tasks which this year includes moving equipment and podiums on and off the field for the performance. You will not be asked to or required to assist in any way you are physically unable to so do not worry if you cannot – still sign up to chaperone! We understand!
Do note that you must be certified to chaperone through the Wilson County Schools website at this link:
Click here for certification information
Click here for the link to sign up online to chaperone


BLUE CREW SCHEDULE – 2020-21 Season (updated 9/8/2020):

The events below have been added to CHARMS on 8/3/2020 unless otherwise noted. Please sign up NOW but understand that this is a very fluid situation and that there could be changes at any point. We will notify everyone of any changes via the Blue Crew REMIND ASAP.

We are only travelling to one event, the contest at Trousdale County, at this point.

Here are the events that need Blue Crew help as of 9/12/2020

  • Saturday 9/26 – Contest at Trousdale County (Sign up on CHARMS to help!)
  • Friday 10/2 – Home Football vs. Station Camp (Sign up on CHARMS to help!)
  • Saturday 10/3 – Blue Devil Invitational (Sign up on CHARMS to help!)
  • Friday 10/23 – Home Football vs. Wilson Central (Sign up on CHARMS to help!)
  • Friday 10/30 – Home Football vs. Rossview (Sign up on CHARMS to help!)

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR BLUE CREW REMIND IF YOU ARE LOADING/UNLOADING/HELPING WITH PROPS/ETC!

THE BLUE CREW WILL ONLY USE THE REMIND APP AND THIS PAGE TO COMMUNICATE DURING THE 2020-21 SEASON. WE WILL NO LONGER USE THE BAND APP. SIGN UPS FOR BLUE CREW WILL BE DONE ON THE CHARMS CALENDAR.

SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN THE REMIND AND ON ACCESSING THE CHARMS CALENDAR!


Pep Band Only Games (due to weather or playoffs)

When heavy rain is forecast during an away game, the directors may decide to only send a pep band to the game. When this happens, only the grey trailer goes and it carries all instruments.

The students will load their own instruments into the enclosed trailer. We need to make sure they leave room at the end for the water coolers or water coolers will need to go in the back of the truck pulling the trailer. Instrument load order is drum line, sousaphones, winds, water coolers. 

So, on pep band game days, we need one person to pull the grey trailer and at least one additional Blue Crew person to travel to the game and assist. All other Blue Crew volunteers would be released and it will be up to them to decide whether they want to go or not.

In addition to heavy rain, typically we only send a pep band to away playoff games but this is decided on a game by game basis and is only decided by the directors.

Any weather-related change of plans will be communicated directly from the directors on the BAND app and then I will communicate those updates to our group via REMIND.


CHARMS Volunteer Signups (updated 8/3/2020)

Please always sign up on CHARMS for any event you are able to help us or concessions with so Mr. Channell and Mr. Amoss and I will always know who will be there. All events are listed under the VOLUNTEER section. You can send me any questions you have about CHARMS.

If you sign up for any of these, please join the Blue Crew REMIND by downloading the app and adding the class @bandpitcr or by texting @bandpitcr to 81010.


Remind app (updated 8/3/2020)

The Blue Crew will use Remind to communicate this season.

Blue Crew (Equipment): Send a text to 81010. The message should say @bandpitcr

***If you are having a hard time doing this by phone – you can also join via internet:

https://www.remind.com/join/bandpitcr

You can also download the REMIND app from the app store for your phone and choose “Join a class” and enter the appropriate code:

Blue Crew (Equipment): @bandpitcr

Please stay a part of our Remind group as that will be our primary way to communicate this season.

There is also a main REMIND for the whole band.

This is where Mr. Channell sends out important announcements.

Please join up here ASAP if you have not: 

9th Grade Parents:       Text @9LHSBANDP to 81010
10th Grade Parents:     Text @10LHSBANDP to 81010
11th Grade Parents:      Text @11LHSBANDP to 81010
12th Grade Parents:      Text @12LHSBANDP to 81010

Important! Chaperone certification process (updated 8/3/2020)

If you are just Blue Crew and will not be an official chaperone, ignore this!!

This only applies to folks doing double-duty as a Blue Crew member and a chaperone that rides on the bus!! If you do that, the process to become a certified chaperone costs $5.

Click here for certification information
Click here for the link to sign up online to chaperone

Then, you must fill out the chaperone form in the chaperone packet and give that to Mr. Channell.

See Becca Jo Daniels for more information.


Truck Loading Order (updated 9/12/2020)

  • Keyboard
  • Speakers
  • Gong
  • Big old marimba – big end first – big end has to be lifted near top of ramp
  • Little xylophone with tiny cymbals
  • Big newer marimba – big end first – is set higher and does not have to be lifted
  • The rest of the little xylophones/bells
  • Drum major stands
  • Rack

Also, remember plumes and water must be packed on the semi along with the drum line and sousaphones!