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Gas and Grocery Card Sales
What: Kwik Trip, Festival Foods, and Woodman’s gift card sales. This fund raising activity is for all music students and their families.
Why: These businesses allow us to purchase pre-paid gift cards that can be used for any purchase in their respective stores. We purchase them at a discount off face value and sell them at face value, which creates a “profit” off each sale. However, since the full value of the card is used in the store, there is no net cost to the person buying the card. Of this profit, a portion goes to the account of the student selling the card, and a portion goes to the Booster General Fund.
How You Can Help: Share the information with friends, family and co-workers. Take pre-paid orders and submit them. Distribute the cards.
Spring Fundraiser (Generally a food product sale)
What: This fund raising activity is for all music students and their families. Typically products from a local or regional food producer are sold (recent year’s sales included Coffee and Kringles or Pizza).
Why: The monies raised from this fundraiser serve two purposes. A 50% portion of the profits on goods sold by each student goes to the student’s individual trip account and a 50% portion of the profits go to the Boosters general fund.
When: This sale typically is in March/April and lasts for approx two weeks.
How You Can Help: Two parents are needed to coordinate this sale. This involves contacting the fundraising company to coordinate details, getting materials to the band directors for them to distribute to students during classes, collecting order forms with payments from the students, and distributing products to students. In addition, all parents can encourage their student to sell items as well as selling items themselves.
What else can I do?
6-8 Parents needed
What/When: Marching uniforms are distributed to students prior to each uniformed performance. And, uniforms are collected and checked for completeness after each use. In addition, uniforms must be inventoried and readied prior to and after any trip.
Where: Uniform storage room, adjacent to the main band room.
How You Can Help: The Uniform Manager coordinates all uniform related activities. Typically 6 to 8 parents are needed before and after each uniformed performance to efficiently distribute and re-store uniforms. Sign-up to help on the website, or just show up before/after performances.
2-3 Parents Needed
Fall Festival and Band Night – Marching Band Performances
What/When: The Red Raider Marching Band performs the National Anthem and a half-time show during the Friday night PHS football games. For the Fall Festival performance, following the pre-game rehearsal, the Music Boosters provides a meal for the band and color guard. PHS Marcing Red Raiders also host the PCMS 8th grade band for a joint field performance during the Band Night football game. Following the pre-game rehearsal for this performance, the Music Boosters provide a meal for the PCMS and PHS band members and color guard.
Where: PHS Commons
How You Can Help: Two or three parents are needed to co-chair a committee to organize the meal. We request donations for ingredients, beverages and desserts. In addition, several volunteers are needed the day of the event to help prepare, serve and clean up after the meal.