STUDENT LEADERSHIP - BAND COUNCIL
Band President (Executive Council): The Band President’s primary function is to provide student leadership and direction to all of the IMA ensembles. The Band President will be responsible for organizing, communicating, and leading activities, as well as leading weekly Band Council meetings. The President is a position of service as well as leadership. The President’s responsibility is to do whatever needs to be done for the students of the music program to have a successful experience. If interested in running, the President must have a Vice President running mate.
Vice President (Executive Council): The primary function of the Vice President is to assist the Band President in providing student leadership and direction to the IMA ensembles. The Vice President should be available to lead and step up in the case of the President’s absence. Added responsibilities include going to the Band Booster meeting on a monthly basis and reporting back to band council about what the band boosters have been working towards. Vice President is tasked with being head of fundraising in the Band Council. If interested in running, the Vice President must have a President running mate.
Executive Communications Officer (Executive Council): The Executive Communication Officer is responsible for the IMA Communications. They will be the voice of the band council. The Executive Communication Officer will act as the liaison to the ASB and athletics on behalf of the IMA. As our Public Relations Officer, the Executive Communication Officer will also be responsible for on-campus announcements. The Executive Communication Officer will have a team of Ensemble Representatives to make sure there is adequate communication between all three ensembles.
Secretary (Executive Council): The Secretary’s job is to work with the President and Vice President and create the agenda for the weekly band council meetings. The Secretary is also responsible for keeping meetings on task, recording minutes of the weekly meetings, and keeping meeting attendance. Secretary should be prepared to distribute and make copies of minutes when a copy is requested and to report back to the Director about the meetings.
Historian: The Historian will preserve the memory of the band by taking pictures and video of important band events. The Historian is also responsible for making slideshow videos and collages for all band recruiting events, community events, concerts, and our yearly band banquet. The Historian is also responsible for creating a scrapbook for the year.
Ensemble Representative: Three ensemble representatives will be elected [one for each ensemble (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band)]. They will be elected by members of their own ensemble. They will be responsible for checking in with their peers to help answer questions and communicate any concerns that should be presented at the Band Council meetings. They will also be responsible for reporting to the Executive Communication Officer and Head Librarian.
Head Librarian: The Head Librarian will utilize Ensemble Representatives and Jazz Band Student Director to take responsibility for the library including (but not limited to) organization of the library, creating inventory, handing out copies, and any other duties needed.
Assistant Librarian: The Assistant Librarian works under the director of the Head Librarian and alongside Ensemble Representatives to fulfill all of the library needs, as specified in the Head Librarian job description.
Equipment Manager (Executive Council): The responsibilities of the Equipment Manager include instrument inventory, transporting and maintaining equipment/lockers, leading equipment team, and working alongside parent volunteers.
Event Coordinator (Equipment Team): Event Coordinator will help in organizing events with parents to improve aesthetics and functionality of each event.
Inventory Coordinator (Equipment Team): Inventory Coordinator will help assist inputting and maintaining the program’s vast inventory (instruments, lockers, uniforms, etc.).
Prop Coordinator (Equipment Team): Prop Coordinator will help with building and maintaining equipment to make sure equipment is in working order.
Jazz Band Student Director: The Jazz Band Student Director will be in charge of organizing any on-campus events, working alongside the Executive Communications Officer, leading rehearsals/warm ups when teacher is not present, and managing logistics for the ensemble.
Color Guard Captain (Executive Council): Color Guard Captain will be in charge of keeping Color Guard room organized. The Color Guard Captain will also act as a liaison between parents and color guard. Responsibilities also include running sectionals.
Head Drum Major (Executive Council): Head Drum Major is the candidate with the highest score from Drum Major auditions. Responsibilities include rehearsing the group and maintaining an effective rehearsal atmosphere. On the field, the Head Drum Major is the highest position of student leader.
Assistant Drum Major(s): Assistant Drum Major(s) are the candidates with the next highest scores from Drum Major auditions. Responsibilities include assisting the Head Drum Major with any responsibilities needed.
**Band Council Expectations: All students who have earned their spots in Band Council are expected to do the following:
1. Any service must be in support of the Director’s vision of the program.
2. Follow their job description and ask for help when in need.
3. Attend all band council meetings (except Section Leaders).
4. Actively seek out ways to help other members of the IMA, including, Director, Staff, Band Council members, and Boosters.
5. Communicate openly and respectfully with the Director and other members of band council.
6. Participate in Marching Band (Band Council only)