Dear Parents and Supporters,

On behalf of the Band Boosters, I am writing to ask for your assistance in making this year’s Swingin’ with Spaghetti ( SWS) a success. SWS is one our most lucrative and exciting fundraisers during the year which helps support our program offerings. In addition to the great music and food, there is also an auction. This year, the auction will be a live auction. Please do not be intimidated by this as there will be something for everyone and the auctioneer will be very supportive in this process and you will not walk away with spending 1.5 million on a sculpture due to a lack in paddle skills! Before this event can take place, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work to be done. The SWS committee is in need of additional support and I am asking for your consideration to take this opportunity to help.

Here are some ways you can help make this event a success

1.      Help your students sell their tickets! They have done such an amazing job the past couple of years selling tickets, but this year if they sell all of their tickets, their name will be submitted into a raffle for  $50 worth of Band Apparel. Send out an email to your friends and family, bring tickets to work and other ways to make sure we have a packed house. If you need additional tickets of have questions contact me or Malia Jasmer.

2.      Help procure auction items. If you have connections, we are asking for you to use them to  help: hotel stays, time shares, Blazer/sports tickets, a beach house, wine country trips, auto service, orthodontics (or any big ticket item) please send them our way. If you need a tax id/letter, we can provide that.

3.      If you do not have connections to procure items, then we need for 10-15 parents to make phone calls, send letters to gather items to be auctioned off on Feb 12th.  If you sign up, you will be given a list of 5 businesses from which to seek donations.  success.  Please contact Corrie Fewx at or 503-481-4039 to help!!

I am personally looking forward to this event as always. It is so much more than a fundraiser. It is a time to share music and build community in a time when we need it the most. Thank you for your consideration to support our program.

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