Northwest High School Drama Parent Committee

*****PARENT INFO MEETING - FEBRUARY 28, 2018 AT 6:00PM*****

Northwest High School’s great productions don’t just happen. They are the result of an incredible amount of work and creativity on the part of our students, directors as well as volunteers. 

That’s where the Drama Parent Committee comes in.  Parents support the program by volunteering time and skills. Please join us in supporting our students in this great endeavor.  We request that parents volunteer prior to performances (tech dinners, advertising, program ads) and on performance days (Ticket sales, Concessions, and Ushering).  The link for volunteer sign-ups will be posted soon.  

We have an amazing community of parents and would love for you to help out and join in the fun!!  Below are some of the ways you can help...  

Before the Performances:

Tech Dinner – Buffet style dinners will be scheduled during tech week.... the 1st and 3rd weeks of April.  Dates will be provided soon.

It has been a fantastic tradition within the NWHS Drama program for the parents to be able to provide dinner to cast, crew, dancers, orchestra, & production staff on late evenings during tech week. We NEED EVERYONE’S help to make these successful!  Participants truly appreciate the wonderful spread of food provided AND SERVED by parents.  Expect to receive several communications about Tech Dinners as we work to get the large amount of food contributions, paper products, and monetary donations that we will need. We will  also purchase and provide a meal to the show participants on Sat. April 7 and Sat. April 21 following the 2pm shows & prior to call time for the 7pm show to reduce the need for food runs.

Publicity/Advertise the show- Forward the flyer and help advertise the show!! Spread the word within your neighborhood, family, friends, and colleagues and encourage them to come see the play. Print copies of the flyer and post them at your job, local businesses, neighborhood, and other venues. 

Ad Placement in the Playbill: We need parents to raise money by selling ad space to local businesses that they might frequent.  Create a personal ad to congratulate your child or provide well wishes to the team.  Ad sales are a major source of revenue for the drama group.  

Day of Performances:

Ticket Sales - This involves selling tickets at the door prior to each performance.  Volunteers are needed 45 to 60 minutes prior to show time.  You help prior to the show and can then attend the performance once it starts.   

Concessions - This involves selling items such as beverages, snacks, and flowers before the show and during intermission. A few parents are needed to help prior to the show and during intermission. If you are short on time, you can volunteer to help out during intermission. Also, if you are watching the show, it is still possible to help out with this area during intermission.

Ushering - Volunteers are stationed at the auditorium doors prior to and during the show and during intermission. The parent collects tickets and distributes programs to attendees. We also need parents to monitor each door to control entry and exit from 1 set of doors while the show is going on. Volunteers should arrive 30 minutes prior to show time.

Drama Parent Volunteer Leadership Team 
 Overall Chair & Coordinator
 Aida Bendt
 Concession Co-Chairs
  Christina Candaffio & Gina Wheeler  
 Ticket Co-Chairs 
 Tim Bendt  & Bill Snyder
 Tech Dinner Co-Chairs
 Melissa Anthony & Donna Jones
 Ushering Chair
 Cindy Wiliams
 Publicity Chair
 Dominique Lewis