Volunteer Information – Blackstone Millville Marching Band Show

Volunteer Information – Blackstone Millville Marching Band Show

Blackstone Millville Marching Band Show (MusicFest)

Saturday September 21, 2019 at Bellingham

Thank you all for volunteering to work at our show. It’s only with the help of dedicated volunteers that we can have such a successful program.

If you have a pick-up truck of a large vehicle and are able to help us transport material from BMR to Bellingham, please come to BMR between 7:00 and 7:30am. We will try to get to Bellingham around 8:30 to start setting up.

If you have any of the following materials to share with us for the show, please bring it directly to the field between Bellingham Middle School and Bellingham High School between 9:00am and 9:30am. Use the access road adjacent to the field to deliver the items. Please make sure that your stuff has your name on it, or is otherwise marked, for you to identify it after the show, so you can take it home with you afterwards. We need these item

  • Chairs, I ask all volunteers to bring their own folding chair to use during the show.
  • Tables, preferably gray plastic folding tables we need about 20 of them
  • Canopy Tents, preferably the Easy Up kind., we need around 12 of them

Please let me know what you are bringing, and please don’t be upset if you bring something and we do not use it. It’s better to have it on hand just in case than to need it and not have it.

If you can stay after delivering the items to help with setting up, we would greatly appreciate the help. I ask that you move your vehicle to one of the first two parking lots at Bellingham High School and walk down to the field area for setting up. If you cannot stay, that’s okay, just come back when you can.

If you volunteered to work concessions, parking or greeter/escort, please arrive between 9:30 and 10:00.

All other volunteers are asked to come with their chairs by 12:30. Please park up at one of the first two lots at Bellingham High school, and bring your chair down with you.

If you cannot make it on time, don’t sweat it. Come when you are able. We really need and appreciate the help.

If you have a dependable Middle school aged child who would like to help out, bring them along. They can help us by running information up to the announcer’s booth. Or they can help guide bands to the field from the warm-up areas. A voucher for lunch will be given to students who help us.

It looks like it’s going to be sunny and warm on Saturday, so please bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, fluids, etc.

Most importantly, it is our job to help ensure that all our guests (students, instructors, parents, family and friends), no matter where they are from, have a positive experience at our show. The happier they are, the more they will spend, and the more likely that they will come back next year. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Thank You,

Wayne Arsenault

Last call for volunteers on 9/22/19

Last call for volunteers on 9/22/19

Last call for volunteers 9/22/19 to work at the Patriots game against the NY Jets. 2 more people needed. Call time is 8:30am at Gillette. Please email Bonnie Holbrook at if you are interested.

Volunteers needed for the Patriots game against the NY Giants on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 12 people are needed. Call time at Gillette is 3:30pm.

Volunteers also will be needed for the Patriots Game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 27, 2019. 8 people are needed. Call time at Gillette is 11:30am.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Bonnie Holbrook at

These are profit sharing events, and more importantly, all events at Gillette are a huge support for the Music Association in general, as it comprises the majority of the budget for the Music Program.

Volunteer Information – Blackstone Millville Marching Band Show

Important Musicfest Home Show Information

Happy Monday!

Our Marching Band’s Musicfest Home Show is coming up this Saturday, September 21st at Bellingham High School (please note the location change from prior years).

There are several very important items to bring to your attention:

Bake Sale

We need your help putting together items for the bake sale.

Please see the online sign-up form link below for details on what is needed and to commit to bringing something for sale.

Volunteers at Home Show

Wayne Arsenault is in charge of the home show and has been doing an amazing job under some very challenging circumstances this year including a venue change and recent time shift due to the Triple-E threat. Thank you Wayne!

Volunteers are absolutely critical to running the home show. This is our biggest single-day fundraiser of the whole year and is hugely important to the BMR marching band and band program.

The following links include a list of all the volunteer opportunities as well as their time commitments.

If you have already signed-up to volunteer — thank you!

If you have not yet signed-up, please consider doing so. Every single volunteer makes a BIG difference to the success of this show.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

General Meeting – September 2019

There will be a BMMA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 @ 6:30pm at the high school.

If you would like to learn more about the BMMA, have an idea or would like to become involved, we would love to have you!

See you there!

Norwalk Marching Band Show – Schedule for 9/14/19

Report time: 8:45am at BMR
Practice: 9am – 12:15pm
Lunch/load truck: 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Buses Depart: 1:30pm
Arrive in Norwalk: 4:15pm
Perform: 6:15pm
Awards: 8:45pm
Return to BMR: 12:30am