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Pit Crew

At marching band competitions and football games, there is a pit crew comprised of parents who help with the movement of percussion and other instruments, sound equipment, microphones, chairs, props, and other items for Nyack High School Marching Band.  The Pit Crew assists in the loading and unloading the Band Truck before, during, and after all events to which the band travels. 

Things to know before you volunteer:
  • New York State Field Band Conference has a few rules that apply to Pit Crew. We will fill you in on what you need to know! Example - For anyone not a student musician there is a time limit for getting on and off the field. 
  • There are a variety of items to be pushed, pulled and carried on and off the field, but volunteers must be physically able to help out.
  • Please be aware that there is limited room on the buses and pit crew parent volunteers may have to provide their own transportation to and from competitions. Parents often carpool, especially for the longer drives.
  • Because the time is limited and the band counts on a smooth entrance and exit, if at all possible, we would like our volunteers to be available for all four competitions including Syracuse.
  • Attire: Pit crew members should wear Nyack Marching Band T-shirts or Pit Crew T-shirt for all events. This will be provided by Red Storm Front.
Let us know your interest by responding in the form below:

2018 Pit Crew Volunteers