Individual student accounts are set up for every student in the Marching Band, Color Guard, and Show Choir. These accounts are kept confidential between the parent, student, the Band Director and the Band Booster Treasurer.
Fundraising dollars are used solely for the purpose of helping to defray, or pay in entirety, the cost of the Music Department Trip.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in many fundraising events throughout the school year. It is not mandatory that students participate, but it is encouraged.
A portion of the money collected from each fundraiser goes directly into the accounts of students who have participated in a particular fundraiser. Some fundraisers allow more dollars per item ratio then others.
It is possible that a student can raise enough money through the fundraisers offered to cover the cost of their entire trip. It has been done several times in the past.
In the event that a student has participated in fundraising events, and for any reason does not attend the Music Department Trip, the dollars raised by that student cannot be collected by that student or deposited into a sibling or friendís account. The dollars raised by this student will be deposited into the Band Boosters General Fund to be used at the discretion of the Band Boosters.
In the event that a student has raised more dollars than would be needed to cover the cost of the Music Department Trip, that student cannot collect the remaining dollars nor can the excess dollars be deposited into a sibling or friendís account. The excess dollars will be deposited into the Band Boosters General Fund to be used at the discretion of the Band Boosters.
Note (in the past):
"Trip Years" occur every-other year.
Each individual student account at the beginning of the school year following a trip year, begins with a zero balance. This way the students have two years to fundraise for the Trip Year.
Students entering the Performing Arts Program during a Trip Year, will be awarded an amount from the "Senior Fund" .
The Senior Fund is money collected from Seniors who choose to participate in fundraising even during a non-trip year.
Yes, there are senior students who participate in fundraising during a non-trip year. It could be that they enjoy the volunteering, or just like to be with their friends and raise a little money for a good cause.
Yes, some of our fundraising events are that much fun for the students!
Money collected from senior students (if any) is divided equally amongst the incoming Freshmen students who enter the music program during a Trip Year.