TJ Band Patrons
TJ Band's Helping Hands and Loving Hearts!
The T J Band Patrons provide assistance to Mr. Mirabella within his responsibility as Band Director by overseeing the welfare of the children of the T J Marching Band and their representation to the community during events such as parades, football games, band festivals, etc. The number of chaperones needed will be determined by Mr. Mirabella and may vary from week to week or by event. In order to chaperone for the T J Marching Band, you MUST complete the following:
1. Become a member of the T J Band Patrons with membership paid prior to chaperoning.
2. Secure the clearances required which are:
A. PA State Criminal History records check that is within 12 months old
B. PA Child Abuse History Clearance that is within 12 months old
3. Complete the Volunteer Registration Form and Volunteer Emergency Form found in the WJHSD Volunteer Manual.
The WJHSD Volunteer manual includes guidelines and instructions on securing clearances and the volunteer forms. Please note that the district plans to revise these guidelines to include the FBI fingerprint clearance; therefore, that clearance will be required of band chaperones. According to the WJHSD Volunteer Manual, once your clearances have been provided to the band patrons and the school district, they are valid for 60 months.
4. Read and become familiar with the Chaperone Guidelines.
Copies of all clearances and completed volunteer registration and emergency forms are to be provided to both the school district administration office and to Ken Harris, Chaperone Chairperson for the T J Band Patrons. Chaperone volunteers should turn in the required documents by Friday, August 10th. They can be either dropped off or mailed to:
WJHSD T J Band Patrons, Inc.
c/o Elizabeth Greives c/o Ken Harris
835 Old Clairton Road 3039 Scenic Court
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 Finleyville, PA 15025
Once you have completed the requirements to chaperone and provided the necessary documents, you may sign up to chaperone by visiting the link below. Note that prior to an event, an email notification will be sent out letting you know whether you have been scheduled to chaperone and it will also provide general guidance on the expectations for chaperoning. Please visit this link to sign up to chaperone:
Click here to be directed to the chaperone sign up. (New sign up link coming soon.)
Any questions regarding chaperoning should be directed to either the T J Band Patron Board or the Chairperson, Ken Harris at Kenh412@gmail.com.
**Please note that the vendor for obtaining the FBI Clearances has changed from Cogent to IDEMIA. Required fingerprinting for the FBI Clearance can be done at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in Homestead or at the UPS store in White Oak in the Rainbow Shopping center. Before going to either location, you will need to first register on the website. The cost for this clearance is $22.60. Please click here for detailed instructions on completing this clearance.
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