Fund Raising is a major year-long activity of the Band Boosters. All money raised by the boosters goes to support the needs of the band. The Treasurer issues a report each month at the booster meetings as to what money has come in, what has been spent and what remains in the accounts. A report is available at each meeting for any booster member interested in obtaining a copy. Types of fundraisers vary from year to year based on the decisions of the boosters and Board in place at the time. Traditionally, the Band has sold fruit for Christmas for years, poinsettias from time to time at Christmas and strawberries in the spring.
Band Bucks/Fundraising Credit
Band Bucks and Fundraising Credit are two different ways you can earn money through the band to help pay for your band camp fee and cost of student's spring trip. Band Bucks and Fundraising Credit are earned in different ways and have rules that apply to each earning method. The following explanation will help you understand how each works and how you can start "making bank" with the band.
Band Bucks: Each student is allotted a 100 hour bank from the start of band camp until the time for the Spring Trip. Anyone can work for a student until the student's 100 hours has been earned. Volunteers can earn $2.00/hour up to the $200.00 credit/100 hour bank. If you max out for your student(s) you can sign in and work for the general trip fund or another student if you know they have available hours to work. The key is you MUST SIGN IN AND OUT for the student you are working for or the general fund to received credit fo rhte time you worked. If you fail to sign in AND out, you will not receive credit for the time worked. The Committee Chair for Concession, Props, Uniforms, Logistics, Competition, Communication and any other designated committee will have time sheets for you to sign in/out on if you are working for that committee on an activitiy. For example, if you are working Concession, James Jennings will have a sign in sheet for you to sign in when you arrive and sign out when you complete your shift. The chair will keep track of the hours you work and forward them to Kim Jarvis, who will assist the Booster Treasurer this year in keeping track of all bucks/credit earned and who will apply the hours worked to your "bank" for band bucks to apply to your trip. If for any reason you do not agree with the hours noted on our statement, you should contact the Chairperson of the committee you earned the hours with and they will check their records and follow up with Mrs. Jarvis.
After the Spring trip is complete, each student will be allotted a 20 hr bank that will be available to earn band bucks to help pay the student's band camp fee. Same rules apply; once the student's allotment of 20hrs has been met, you can work for another student or apply your time to the general trip fund. You must sign in AND out of an activity you are working on to receive credit for time worked.
Fundraising Credit: When a fundraiser is started, the Fundraising Committee will advise each band member and/or booster how much Fundraising Credit can be earned for each item sold. For example, when selling fruit, they may set a price of $20.00 for a 1/2 box of navel oranges and the student may receive $6.00 for each 1/2 box of navel oranges they sell. Another example is the Pumpkin Festival gate work we do every year. An adult worker can work the gate collecting admission for the Pumpkin Festival any of the shifts we have available during the 4 days of the Festival. It pays a set fee to the band boosters for each worker for the shift they work and the band boosters in turn apply a set amount of that fee as a Fundraising Credit to the student's account for whom the adult worked. For example, if a volunteer works 8 hrs for their student and the Pumpkin Festival pays the band $40 for those 8 hrs ($5.00 per hr) then the student might receive $24.00 to their account (or $3.00/hr for the 8 hrs worked). These are only example numbers; the Fundraising Committee will set the credits for each event as we hold them through the year.
The primary difference between the Fundraisng Credit and Band Bucks is that you have NO LIMIT on how much Fundraising Credit you can earn. In past years, some students have been able to earn most if not all of the cost of their spring trip by selling fundraising items. If a student pays for their trip and for any reason there is a credit overage in their account from either fundraising credit of band bucks, the overage will be applied to the general fund. The overages in the general trip fund after the trip is complete will be transferred to the band general operating account and are applied to the needs of the overall band (i.e. instrument purchases or repair, or other needs). Once again, Kim Jarvis will be keeping track of all Fundraising Credit and working with the Booster Treasurer to apply to each student's account. If for any reason there is a discrepancy on your Fundraising Credit statements you can speak with Mrs. Jarvis or Mr. Straley who heads up fundraising.
No adult can work for band bucks for themselves or fundraise for themselves. Adult trips must be paid in full by the adult attending the trip. No exceptions, this applies to board and booster members alike.
WE HOPE THIS INFO WILL HELP YOU TO "BANK" SOME MONEY TO HELP COVER COSTS OF YOUR STUDENT'S EXPENSES AS WLL AS HELP US RAISE SOME MUCH NEEDED MONEY FOR THE BAND AS A WHOLE! GO KNIGHTS!