Fundraising makes a good band great!
Did you know that our band membership is over 200 students! Your Fundraising Committee is hard at work planning several exciting projects to keep up with the very real needs of an ever expanding Pride of the Tribe. It will require the efforts of our entire “band family” to ensure that each of these musicians and guard members has music, instruments, uniforms, etc., and we encourage you to stay informed as our menu of fundraising opportunities takes shape to choose the ways that you could best serve. Projects such as these are an integral part of band life, and many hands make for light work!
Why do we need to fundraise and how is the money used?
The band program spends money throughout the year:
- Having guest clinicians during band camp
- Buying rights to the music that we play during marching season and concert season
- Renting a moving van for each away game, paying for tolls and gasoline (gasp!)
- Dry cleaning all marching uniforms several times a year
- Entry fees to festivals and musical performance assessment events
- Catering Senior Night
- Scholarships for a limited number of students
- Maintaining school-owned instruments
- Purchasing school-owned instruments
- Renting a hall for Band Banquet and catering
- And many more…
Our operating budget every year is typically between $100,000-$150,000 per year to cover the Band and Guard’s expenses. To pay these bills, the Band Parent Association raises funds throughout the year — e.g.
- Band dues
- Dues from membership in the Band Parent Association
- Selling cold drinks, snacks and locks during Schedule Pickup
- Selling spirit wear
- Selling Chick-fil-a and snow cones at football games
- Spirit nights
- Various organized fundraisers