FAQ

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.

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.

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. 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 CentaurusHSBand.

The CHARMS website is 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 help with CHARMS, contact the Centaurus Band Boosters Secretary and Database Adminstrator at secretary@centaurusband.org.

The Annual Family Contribution (AFC) for the 2019-20 season is $400 for the first student in band and $200 for each additional sibling. The first half of the AFC is due on June 7, 2019. The final payment is due on July 22, 2019. Grant requests are due June 1, 2019. Please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@centaurusband.org if you have questions.

To update your contact information, please email the Centaurus Band Boosters Secretary and Database Adminstrator at secretary@centaurusband.org.