Frequently Asked Questions
What is Band Together for Good?
Band Together For Good (BTFG) is a charitable organization composed of talented high school, college and adult volunteers from all over South Florida that are willing to participate and use their gift of musical talent to support worthy causes. No try-outs are needed, just commitment to perform.
What is the commitment?
Volunteers are required to attend at least 75% of all rehearsals. Rehearsals are usually held once a week, at least 4 weeks before an event. You must also perform in at least one event to be considered for community service hours. In some instances, absences can be excused due to school concerts or WGI events. If you are interested in joining but may need absences excused, please contact your section leader or firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible. Those wishing to function in a leadership or staff capacity should expect additional time commitments based on their respective role(s) in Band Together For Good.
Who can join Band Together for Good?
Any high school, college, or adult musician or guard member in the South Florida area is welcome to join BTFG. We welcome any level player, but please note our music is intermediate level and up. Musicians and guard members from indoor programs are welcome to join as well.
What do I need to be in Band Together For Good?
Your own instrument (or access to borrow one) or guard equipment, a lyre and flip folder for your music, khaki shorts of appropriate length and fit, a plain white t-shirt, and reliable transportation to and from the rehearsals and the event.
What are the benefits of joining Band Together For Good?
Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Meeting musicians and guard members from all over South Florida!
The joy of doing something you love while helping great causes!
Playing new music with higher caliber musicians.
T-shirts will be provided as the uniform for the event.
Availability of community service hours upon completion.
Participation in BTFG is a great enhancements for resumes!
How long are performances?
The band performs at events depending on an arranged schedule. Volunteers are expected to be present an hour before each performance.
While most events welcome volunteers to stay and participate in their event, there are occasions where volunteers will be given other instructions if needed.
What type of music do you play?
Band Together for Good ensembles perform pep tunes of different styles including Disco, Latin, and Pop, to name a few. Our repertoire is varied to meet everyone's likes.
Do I have to attend all rehearsals?
While there is a minimum attendance requirement (75% of all rehearsals), we strongly recommend that volunteers attend all rehearsals in order to ensure a better preparation of the music.
Do you offer credit for community service hours?
We offer community service hours for those who request and fulfill minimum participation requirements. Award letters are issued as warranted. Volunteers needing more information should contact a BTFG staff member.
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