Fundraising – Red Hawk Marching Band Style

SELLING FUNDRAISERS

Cookie Dough

Each band member sells at least FIVE tubs of cookie dough (or gourmet popcorn).

  • General Fund
  • Student Incentives
  • March/April

Kroger Community Rewards

Register for a community rewards card, link it to Athens Band. Kroger donates a percentage of purchases.

  • General Fund
  • Continuous (renewal each April)

Holiday Cheesecake

Each marching band member sells at least FIVE cheesecakes (prices vary).

  • General Fund
  • Student Incentives
  • November

STUDENT ACCOUNT OPPORTUNITIES

Misc Sales: Bed sheets / Salsa / etc.

Band members will be offered opportunities to sell products – items vary from year to year – with 100% of proceeds to student accounts.

  • Student account
  • Dates vary

Program Ad Sales

Students solicit area businesses to place an advertisement in programs for our major hosted events: MCBA, WGI, MCGC

  • Student account
  • Ads due approx one month prior to events

Scrip

Purchase gift cards through GL Scrip and earn rebates for your student’s account.  Select gift cards from literally hundreds of Scrip merchants you can use to buy the items you need and use on a very regular basis … like gas, groceries, online shopping, restaurants, general merchandise, movies, and more. You’ll be spending  with these merchants anyway …  why not get a little rebate into your student account when you make your purchases!  Rebates range from 2% to 10% or more.

It’s easy to set up an account – just go to www.shopwithscrip.com and click on Create Account to register your family for the Troy Athens Band Boosters / Troy MI. Our enrollment code is DCD59F9E7L17.  Click on “Shop” and go to Retailer Lists on the lower left side of the page to view all of the available offers.  Most cards are disposable after use, but some retailers now offer reloadable cards, including AMC theatres, Dominoes, Lowe’s and more. 

Orders are processed monthly throughout the school year.  Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, place your order and have your student put a check in the TABB mailbox by the due date. You can also order with this paper form. Cards will generally be delivered to TABB and available for pick up within about 10 days.   If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Spence at wendyespence@yahoo.com or 248-670-9817.

Remember that when you purchase Scrip – the rebate is split 50/50 between your student account and TABB general fund – so it is an all-around help!

BIG EVENTS

MCBA - Michigan Competing Bands Association

We host this indoor percussion competition. Profits come from gate sales, concessions, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, shout outs and buttons. Requires many volunteers.

  • General Fund
  • Fall

WGI - Winter Guard International

We host this indoor percussion competition. Profits come from gate sales, concessions, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and buttons. Requires many volunteers.

  • General Fund
  • February

MCGC - Michigan Color Guard Circuit

We host this winter guard competition. Profits come from gate sales, concessions, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, shout outs and buttons. Requires many volunteers.

  • General Fund
  • February

DCI - Drum Corp International

Craft Show

Artists “rent” space to sell their products. We earn money from table space, entrance fees, raffle tickets, bake sale and concessions. Requires many volunteers.

  • General Fund
  • November

Car Wash

Parents and students host a day-long car wash where donations are accepted as well as returnable can/bottle donations.

  • General Fund
  • Two per year: Spring and Fall

Poker Nights

Adults only! Count money and hand out chips for designated poker nights. We earn a percentage of “sales.”

  • General Fund
  • Various nights throughout the year

MISCELLANEOUS

Used Instrument Sale

Troy School District families will have an opportunity to sell used musical instruments (in working order) on “consignment” basis, with 20% of proceeds to Athens band orchestra programs.

  • General Fund & individual families

Telly’s

Shop at Telly’s for your gardening needs. Present out coupon and Telly’s donates 10% of your purchase to Athens’ Bands.

  • General Fund
  • April

Spirit Wear & Saleables

Red Hawk Bands spirit wear is available by special order; band and generic Athens items may be purchased at football games and events (parents “man” sales tent).

  • General Fund
  • Various times throughout the year

Flock-A-Yard FUNdraiser

Order a flock of flamingos to be sent to someone’s yard for a special occasion or just because.  The flock “migrates” to and from their yard without them needing to do anything!  They will be notified via a yard sign that they have been “flocked” and they will get to enjoy the flock until it migrates to someone else’s yard.

OTHER

Program Advertising Sales Benefit Student Accounts

Earn money for your student account by selling ads for the program for our Michigan Competing Bands Association competition hosted at Athens High School in the fall. The ad deadline is September 9, 2013. Click here for the letter and ad sales form. FIFTY PERCENT of the ad cost goes into your student account — so this is a GREAT WAY to make money for the Indianapolis Trip in November!

Kroger

Kroger

All Community Rewards members must re-enroll each year after April 1 in order to continue earning Kroger Rewards for the band program in 2013-14. It’s easy to re-enroll (or enroll — tell your family and friends): visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click on “Michigan” and click on “Enroll.”  All participants must have a valid account at Kroger.com and must sign up online to participate THANK YOU!

  • Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the
    terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (83171) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each
    purchase to count.
  • If you are interested in the alternate SCANBAR method of member registration, please call 800-837-4483 and a SCANBAR letter will be mailed to you.

JC Drums

JC’s Drums in Rochester (downtown) is now giving a rebate to all band booster groups!  If you identify yourself as a TABB member (or Troy Athens supporter), they will give 5% of any purchases back to TABB.  Pass this along to all your musically inclined family and friends!!!

Direct Giving