Marching Band First Aid Sign-ups

Dear Marching Band Families:

Please help us provide basic first aid help for our kids during the 3 weeks of Band Camp. You do not need to have medical experience – having been a parent is quite enough! The kids’ needs are usually cuts, blisters, sunburns, over-heating, etc.

During my time here, no one has passed out – BUT we have come close and, with the heat and intensity of camp, it remains a possibility. We need to have responsible adults on hand to help when it appears someone is becoming faint or near exhaustion! (You will need to get the student out of the sun, provide help with with cooling off and re-hydration, etc.) You may also need to help with blisters, sunburn, bug bites, splinters, aches and minor sprains.

Please volunteer for one or more shifts – you can share with a friend if you need to! The shifts are from 8-12, 1-5 and 6:30-9 (the first week only). The shifts go quickly and you get a sneak peek at all the hard work and amazing progress the kids are making day by day!

Here’s what you need to bring for each shift:

  • a chair and something to do for yourself
  • a spare bottle or 2 of Gatorade and water (to help keep our small stash of emergency rehydration stocked)
  • a bag of ice for the cooler (for keeping the cooling towels, ice packs, and a few other choice supplies cool). Please keep the ice in the bag so that it stays clean for drinks if needed and be sure to empty out any remaining ice and water and wipe the ice bin dry after your shift to prevent mildew and mold. (If a large amount of ice is left over please store in the hospitality freezer in the band room for later use.)
  • All other needed supplies will be stocked and ready for your use each day. The kit and cooler will be in the “Hospitality Closet” of the Band Room and you will need to get them out and return them at the start and end of each shift. (Please remember to dry out the ice bin.) The last volunteer of the day sends any used towels home with my son for washing! Feel free to donate anything you think has been overlooked, or shoot me a text or email when it looks like we are running low on something or with any concerns/questions: Kim @ 310-210-7636 or

We will have a short orientation after the marching band meeting on 7/21/19 and I will contact you before your shift(s) to go over details! Join our remind group by texting @hchsbandf to 81010


Thanks in advance for you help!

Band Camp First Aid Volunteers

Kim Thompson, MD