What is a Pit Dad?
Toiling on the sidelines of every Bellbrook Marching Eagles band competition and home football game are the Pit Dads. Pit Dads are a team of parent volunteers that help band students load and unload band instruments, build show props, maintain band equipment, build carts and stands, drive trucks and pull trailers, set up the electronics, help with getting the pit instruments and show props on and off the field for competition, mow and stripe the band practice field, and most importantly, get a chance to work with a great bunch of kids.
Becoming a Pit Dad is a very rewarding experience. Working with this great bunch of kids every year from when they stumble around in July at band camp to the end of the season when they take the field at Grand Nationals is an experience you will not regret. The hugs and tears of joy as you enter the tunnels with the kids after that flawless finals performance are truly unforgettable. Not to mention the many lasting friendships you will acquire. All Activities are coordinated by the “Pit Boss” and you can get involved as little or as much as you like.
Want to learn more? Contact the current Music Boosters Pit Boss: Chris Metzler, 937-602-0276 firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORY: The Bellbrook Music Boosters and the Bellbrook Music Education Department would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work and dedication on the Bellbrook Band Semi Trailer (BIG BIRD) renovation project. Over 500 evening and weekend labor hours were donated by this group between March and August 2004. Without their help this project would not have been possible: Warren Sumner, Wes Summers, Dave Laurash, Jim Yankel, Tom Lyle, Mike Froning, Ron Applegate, Dave Hall, Tim Anderson, Rick Woeste, Mark Kottman, Terry Woods, Russ Bechler, Kirk Barrett, Don Coppock, Fred Santo, Mike Terranova, Jeff Stahl
Also be sure to support the following local businesses and organizations for their financial donations towards the restoration project: Dot's Bellbrook Market, John Harmeyer DDS, Thomas & Grushon Insurance, RW Electric, Bellbrook Lions Club, Parts Express, H&H Screen and Embroidery, B&G Truck Repair, Ernst Development, Carquest of Bellbrook, Basco Shower Doors/Prospec Sales, Mark Kottman Realtor, Software Engineering Assoc.