This is a volunteer group formed by the O’Fallon Panther Band Booster members. These individuals are responsible for moving all equipment year round for the program and assisting with any needs. These needs include creating props for the marching band show, moving props on and off the field during events, and transporting our instruments to and from events. These individuals put in numerous hours during rehearsals and on weekends to improve the environment of the band facilities such as the maintenance of equipment and repairs to the band room. These members always do whatever it takes to get the task done for the band directors and band members. The members of this group consist of military members and engineers who think fast on their feet and in a progressive manner at all times. They have never refused a project, no matter what the challenges are in their way. They have made the dreams come true for this program. Who else can move a tarp across a football field in 2 minutes?!
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Without the transportation team, our band program would not be able to accomplish all of the things it does. Our marching band shows would not have such innovative and effective props, and we would not be able to host or attend all of the events we do without having parents to help transport all of our instruments, equipment, etc. Our transportation team is known nationally in the marching band community for their hard work and good-natured attitudes.
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Another reason that our transportation team has been so successful is because we have created a culture at O’Fallon where challenges are not reasons to give up. We never look at a problem and see it as unconquerable. We always say that we’ll find a way to figure it out because we always have in the past. It is important for a transportation team who might be asked to tarp a whole field in 2 minutes to not have a defeatist attitude.