FAQ

How much volunteering is asked of each family?

To adequately support our band program, each family should plan to volunteer a total of 20 hours throughout the year.  There are many volunteer opportunities available including pushing equipment onto the field at football games or competitions, hemming or washing uniforms at home, driving kids around, feeding the kids, coordinating a fundraiser, and much more!

Each family is asked to become involved in one of our three biggest fundraisers: March-a-thon, CBA Regionals, or the Auction and Appeal Event.

How do I sign up to volunteer?
Volunteer opportunities are communicated to families primarily via email and at the Parent Meetings. Opportunities exist for competition days, fundraisers, and to assist the various Board Chairs with subcommittees. The Volunteer Chair and other Committee Leads email links to the sign-up sheets. If you need a link to view opportunities and/or add your name to the volunteers sign-up sheet, contact the Volunteers Chair at volunteers@centaurusband.org. You may also contact individual Chairs for volunteer opportunities within a specific area (uniforms, food, fundraising, etc.) Sign-up links are not published on the website to protect the private information of our band families.
What is CHARMS and how do I sign up?

We track all of your payments towards your Commitment Fee (as well as extra fees such as shoes, shirts, Winter Percussion, Winter Guard and individual sales credits) in an online database program called CHARMS. Each student has their own CHARMS account, and most of our email communications are sent through CHARMS. Account statements are sent out quarterly and you can view your account status and contact information any time within the CHARMS site.

Please note, you will need your student’s BVSD ID to log in to CHARMS. The school code is centaurushs.

You can navigate to CHARMS by logging onto our band website at www.centaurusband.org, then click on the Boosters menu tab. On the Boosters page, click on the blue CHARMS icon on the left side of the screen, which will open the CHARMS website, www.charmsoffice.com. In the upper right, under the Login button, click on Parents/Students/Members. You will be prompted to enter our School Code, which is CentaurusHSBand. Next, you will be prompted to enter the Student Area Password. This is your student’s BVSD student ID (ask your student for this or we can give it to you). Please note, upon your first login, you may be asked to change your password from your Student’s ID to something more meaningful.

For more information, visit www.centaurusband.org/charms (you will need to be logged in first to access this page).

How much is the commitment fee this year for CHS Marching Band, and what is the payment deadline?
The Annual Family Contribution for the 2018-19 season is $325, plus $25 for shoe rental ($350 total) for the first student in band, and $160, plus $25 shoe rental ($185) for each additional sibling. The Annual Family Contribution can be paid up front with Zelle, PayPal or through CHARMS, in installments, or through a combination of family fundraisers and direct payment. If you plan to pay in installments or utilize family fundraisers, please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@centaurusband.org to set up your plan.
Who do I contact if I am not getting information?
To update your contact information, please email the Database Chair at database@centaurusband.org