AHS Band Fundraisers
We participate in several fundraisers throughout the year. FAIR SHARE helps to provide some of what the band needs, but doesn’t cover nearly enough! It is our effort to eliminate the “selling of gift wrap, cookie dough, coupon books, candles, etc”.
Flamingo-ing – See our FLAMINGO-ING page for more information.
Randall’s Remarkable Card – Sign up for the “Good Neighbor Program” to add the Anderson Band as one of your charities. Print and fill out the application: ABBA’s Charity number is #5311. Once you’ve filled out the application, turn it into your neighborhood Randall’s. Your purchase price of groceries will automatically be recorded to ABBA’s Good Neighbor account.
Why do we have fundraisers? What is Fair Share?
While the district and state DO allot funds for the Fine Arts programs at Anderson, there is not nearly enough to cover all expenses that are necessary to build and maintain a superior 5A program. We participate in several fundraisers throughout the year. FAIR SHARE helps to provide some of what the band needs, but doesn’t cover nearly enough! It is our effort to eliminate some of the “selling of gift wrap, cookie dough, coupon books, candles, etc”. We have a lot of kids and a lot of equipment to move, haul, feed, etc. We help to cover transportation costs, music costs, marching drill costs, Master’s Classes and Clinics, as well as uniform and equipment maintenance. Every contest has an entrance fee. ABBA dues are part of your Fair Share payment and they also help to cover the cost of Student Band parties and the Band Banquet, as well as other items we budget to help out the band with expenses.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year, Flamingo-ing, is ALSO a fun TEAM BUILDING activity for each of the sections! It is a GREAT way for sections to get to know one another and build section unity.
Other opportunities sometimes present themselves, and we try to take advantage of them when we can. Other Fundraisers try to help the students defray the cost of yearly Band Trips.
We also rely on parent generosity to be able to provide snacks and water and some party food, as well as replacement socks (etc) for students.
There is usually an additional Fair Share for auxiliary groups to help cover their associated extra costs.
However, please note that it is the policy of our Band Program to never deny participation if finances are an issue. Please speak to Ms Gonazlez or the ABBA President if payment is ever a problem! Anderson’s Band Staff works diligently to keep this cost low, while providing a very fine musical experience (with quite a bit of variety) for our students. it’s a valuable skill and a fun hobby that CAN last a lifetime!
For more information, contact our FUNDRAISING CHAIR .