TJ Band Patrons

             TJ Band's Helping Hands and Loving Hearts!

Chaperone and Band Manager Information




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

B. PA Child Abuse History Clearance

C. FBI Fingerprint Clearance For detailed instructions on completing this clearance, please click here.  **See note below regarding this clearance.**


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. 


           4.  Read and become familiar with the Chaperone Guidelines


Additional Information regarding clearances:


· If you are a parent and you were a chaperone last year and your clearance is less than 5 years old, then it will carry over.  Please provide another copy for this year.  If you cannot find your copy, let the chaperone coordinator know and he/she will ask the school district for a copy from their records.

· If you are a parent and did not volunteer for any school related activities last year that required clearances, then you will need to provide a new clearance.  Clearance must be issued within the past year.  Once obtained, please provide a copy for this year.  Even if you were a chaperone in previous years, if you did not volunteer last year with any TJ school where clearances were required, then you will need to provide a new clearance issued within the past 12 months.

· If you are an employee with any PA school district and your clearances are within the past 5 years, regardless of whether you were a chaperone last year, your clearances will carry over to this year.  Please provide a copy for this year.


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


Any questions regarding chaperoning should be directed to either the T J Band Patron Board or the Chairperson, Ken Harris at


**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. 


Band Equipment Manager Information

The band needs 3 or 4 Dads to volunteer as equipment managers for this school year.  If you are interested and would like to help out with the band equipment, please contact Rob Karcher by phone at 724-681-6698 or click here to send him an  email.  Clearances will be required for equipment managers.    



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