Fundraising Support

Various other fundraisers are being considered for the year and more information will follow about those specific opportunities when they are decided.  New fundraising ideas can always be suggested to the board at a Band Backers Meeting.  Certain fundraisers are meant to support individual student Charms accounts and others are meant to raise necessary funds for the Band Backers organization to offset the costs of running the band program that are not covered by student fees.  If you would like to help with any of our fundraising efforts, contact a board member.  Specific requests for volunteers will come at various times throughout the year for some of the event fundraiser.  The following fundraising opportunities exist every year:


Bi-Monthly Ongoing             FRIP (Fee Reduction Incentive Program)
Discount percentages/profits are shared between participating families and the band.  Committee provides order forms through emails, collects and fills orders, and markets the program to other parents.

Ongoing                                 Sponsorships
Chair coordinates the solicitation of financial support from area businesses and individuals.

Various - Ongoing                Restaurant Fundraisers
Chair coordinates with restaurants, such as Pizza Hut, Panera, Five Guys, Chipotle to have band fundraiser nights. Chair provides restaurant vouchers/flyers to band families.

Various times of year           Car Wash Coupon Cards
Coupon cards are sold to Easy Clean Car Wash – 5 Ultimate Washes for $25 or 5 Regular Washes for $20.  Families can purchase for themselves and sell to family and friends.  Students earn 50% of value of cards sold in their Charms account to be used for fees.

Fall – football season           Football Game Tailgate
Held prior to a pre-selected home football game, the Committee coordinates the purchase/donation of food, and handles the set-up/clean up, cooking, and food sales.

November                              Bunco (Ladies Night Out)
Committee gets event location, and orders food and beverages. Committee seeks business donations for raffle baskets and door prizes; sets up/cleans up, decorates and works event.

December (1st weekend)      Concessions at the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at MHS
Chair works with Parks Department and Athletic Office to secure our participation. Committee coordinates purchase/donation of food; secures workers for Friday, Saturday and Sunday to set up/ clean-up and sell food.

March                                     ISSMA Contest Concessions
Chair works with Band Director to coordinate details of the Middle School ISSMA Contest hosted at WWMS. Committee coordinates purchase/donation of food to sell; secures workers for Friday and Saturday to set up/ clean-up and sell food, coordinates meals for judges’ room, helps secure volunteers to work ISSMA event.

March                                     Pasta and Pizzaz
Chair works with Band Director to coordinate student performances during dinner that is prepared and served by Committee. Committee seeks business donations for raffle baskets, silent auction, etc..

April                                        Prom Grand March
Committee decorates and facilitates the event held in the MHS field house, including clean-up.



Want to Become a Member?

Please email us or fill out the membership form below and return it with membership dues to the band room.



Band Backers Membership Form
BB Membership Form 2017-18.docx
Microsoft Word document [26.2 KB]

Financial Tracking Forms for the Treasurer

Deposit Notice
Adobe Acrobat document [125.5 KB]
Check Request
Adobe Acrobat document [91.2 KB]
Reimbursement Request
Adobe Acrobat document [105.9 KB]

Upcoming Events - Contest Schedule

September 15

Andrew High School


September 22

Rehearsal - 8am-12pm


September 29

Northern IL University


October 6



October 13 - Regionals

Chesterton High School


October 20

East Noble


October 27 - Semi-State

Pike High School


November 3 - State Finals

Lucas Oil Stadium

2017-18 Calendar of Events
BB Calendar 2017-18.docx
Microsoft Word document [13.8 KB]

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