What a wonderful year we have had as a band program! A Huge thank you to Dawn Gorski, Dawn Jackson and Leslie Kolb for helping raise money through our fundraisers and sponsorship efforts. Not an easy task, but for a small group of volunteers we raised Approx. $60,000 this year to support the band!
I have had a few questions about personal fundraising for fees and the upcoming high school spring break California trip. We do not host or support personal fundraising as a booster organization. It is not legal for us to do so without running the risk of losing our Non-Profit Status. We do however, have a letter/list of ideas that you can do on your own to raise money to cover trip and band fees. I will attach it to this email for those interested!
There is a large ticket item that we are trying to purchase this summer, in time for the Marching Band Season. As a booster organization, we do not have the funds available for this purchase.If you know of a company or personally would like to help with this purchase please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The item is a new sound board/system. If you are interested in the specs they are as follows (this becomes somewhat foreign language to me):
Sound System up Grades — $4500
- Behringer X32 Producer Digital Mixer
- 2 – Yamaha SW118V Club Series 15” 2-Way Passive Speakers
- QSC GX5 Stereo Power Amplifier
- battery back ups
- digital snake
- synth monitors
- misc. cables
We have been limping through the past 3+ years with our old sound board/system at marching band and winter percussion competitions, I am really hoping that we can raise enough funds to upgrade this system for the upcoming school year. Thank you for your continued support and assistance in so many ways. I love this community and our band family. Some of the most generous and kind people I know. If you know of any sponsors, or would like to donate any amount towards this upgrade let me know!
Sherwood Band Booster President