We have a very exciting year ahead. All fundraisers go directly towards the booster account which benefits the entire organization. It is important that you participate in all fundraisers.
The booster’s fundraising not only keeps the General Expense fee down, but also allows the band program to offer all students a world class experience.
Each student in the band program has a student account logged in their Charms account.
Log in to your student account (https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/parents.asp?username=CedarParkHSBand). The Student ID is the pass word until you change it. On the student page, click Finances.
Below are some of our fundraisers.
Flag Fundraiser – This is huge! Show your American pride and support the CPHS Band! On several holidays throughout the year, American flags will be placed in the yards of subscribers, then removed the following day. For details and to subscribe, see the Flag Fundraiser information page.
Amazon Smile: The CPHS Band Boosters are now participating in this program. Amazon will donate .5% of qualified sales made when directed through this link, paid on a quarterly basis.
Matching Gifts: Many large corporations provide matching gifts for their employees’ volunteer hours. All that is required is for the employee/volunteer to fill out a simple form, have it verified by the band staff, and a check arrives in the mail to the Band Booster program, which is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation. Check with your community affairs department and see if your company has such a program
Spirit Items: The Band Boosters regularly sell many items that show our support for the band in the form of t-shirts, polo shirts, window decals, etc. Other items such as Wolf Pups, seat cushions, pencils, etc. are also sold to generate funds for the Boosters. Spirit items, especially the shirts, are away to show everyone we support our band! Parents be sure to check out our spirit items. Buy them and wear them proudly to every game, contest or function to let everyone know you have a band member in the Best Band Program around!
Drivers Education: www.driversed.com , use discount code CPHSband. YOU get a discount by using this discount code AND the band receives a portion. This can be huge! Tell your friends and family. A band parent who used it for their student recommended this program to us. Look for more details on the website.
Randalls/Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program: Do you shop at Randalls? The band can earn 1% of your total receipt just by designating the Band Boosters as the non-profit organization you wish to receive this gift. The simple application is at the Courtesy Booth. This application will activate the group’s number and/or get you a membership card with the band as your gift designee. Our organization’s number is 11508. Pass the number along to friends and neighbors.
Eat Out Nights: Several times throughout the year we will schedule nights with a partnered local restaurant where a portion of the night’s receipts will be donated to the band. This is a great, easy way for you and your friends/family/neighbors to support the band because everyone eats dinner! Occasionally this also takes the form of ice cream events, scooped by band VIPs just for you! All you have to do is visit the location on the date and time frame specified, and say you are with CPHS Timberwolf Band. Dates and locations will be sent out via the Booster Facebook Page and ListServ throughout the year, so please keep an eye out for those!
March-a-Thon: The band provides a parade for the neighborhoods surrounding Cedar Park High School. For a minimum donation of $100, the marching band will provide a small personal concert containing songs chosen by the individual houses or cul-de-sacs along the route (list of songs will be provided). For an additional $25, the donor can conduct a song during the concert. These concerts and donations will take place along the parade route. All Concert donations will go directly to the entire band booster organization.
Fundraising Blitz: Students will go through the neighborhoods in teams selling Flag Fundraiser subscriptions and March-A-Thon tickets.
Dinner/Dessert/End of the Marching Season: This is an “incidental” fundraiser, which means that we don’t really intend to make money off it, but if we do – great! This is the concert that is held after all the marching competitions are done. The boosters have a meal for parents/siblings/grandparents and the band kids, and then the band plays its show music and some stands tunes in the gym. If you think the music is loud on the field, you should hear it in the gym!!
Silent Auction & Raffle (Spring): This fundraiser is held in conjunction with the End of the Year Concert. You can help with this by getting goods and services from local businesses to “auction” off, or by helping set up or take down the auction itself. Usually, two or three large items are offered as raffle prizes. You can help with this part of the event by securing those items, or selling tickets, or manning the ticket sales booth. There are many ways to volunteer. Be on the lookout for more information as the year progresses.
The students help by putting together themed “section baskets” which are then offered up for auction as part of the silent auction.
Throughout the year, another fundraising opportunity may present itself and be too good to pass up. If this should happen, we would give you information via the booster meetings, the weekly Announcements page, or the list serve. The very best advice we can offer you, is come to every booster meeting you can. Read “The Howler” every month.
Sign up for the list serve and always check your email.
You can contact the Activities Committee with any question about fundraising.