Fundraising

The Warhawk Band Program provides year round fundraising opportunities to help families offset the cost of Fair Share. At any given time, there is usually something in progress, designed to raise money for the program.

There are two types of Fundraisers:

 

1. GENERAL FUND FUNDRAISERS – these types of fundraisers benefit the entire program. Funds generated are subtracted from the total operating budget of each program, and the resulting amount is divided between all students to arrive at the Fair Share amount. General Fund Fundraisers are vital to the Program, as they provide allowances that bring down the total amount that each family is asked to pay. EVERY FAMILY is required to participate in at least three General Fund Fundraisers per year. Examples include Seminole Sound, Football Game Concessions, Seminole Visual, and Car Washes.

Remember:  Program Expenses – General Fund Fundraisers ÷ # of students = Fair Share

General Fund Fundraisers are simple – they require only that you be a registered volunteer and that you be present and ready to lend a hand. Dates that we need “all hands on deck” are as follows:

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Seminole Sound!
  • Saturday, TBD – Seminole Visual!

 

2. INDIVIDUAL FUND FUNDRAISERS – these types of fundraisers benefit each family’s individual ledger. Any amount raised will count directly toward the student’s Fair Share contributions – so it is certainly advantageous to participate in Individual Fund Fundraisers. Examples include Stand 107 at the Trop, Seminole Sound Ads, Yankee Candles, and FMEA. 

Remember: Fair Share – Individual Fund Fundraisers = Amount Your Student Is Expected To Pay.

Individual Fund Fundraisers are listed below with descriptions, details, and requirements. 

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

Stand 107 at Tropicana Field

How it Works: The Seminole Warhawk Band Boosters have been given the privilege of manning a large concessions stand at Tropicana Field for each and every home Rays baseball game. Parents and students volunteer in the stand, manning cash registers, cooking, and managing money and inventory. In return, Centerplate donates a percentage of everything that the stand takes in for each game. Monies are averaged by month and credited to the Charms ledger according to the number of hours worked by each family. Please expect that there will be a 4-6 week period before credits appear in Charms ledgers. Questions? Email Kymi Mueller at muellerk@pcsb.org. Please see Sign Up Genius for details on where to park and report times.

 

Time Frame: Trop shifts begin during Spring Training and end when the Rays are officially done for the season. Normally, April through September, and into October if the Rays make the Postseason.

 

Requirements: All workers must be registered volunteers with the Pinellas County School Board and must take a general orientation class, and an alcohol certification class for all workers over the age of 18. All workers must be prompt, unless otherwise noted, and must wear long khaki pants and a plain white t-shirt, with closed toe shoes. No exceptions to dress code, please.

 

Benefits: Approximately $60,000 is earned annually by parents working “The Trop”. It is the single largest fundraiser that our Program participates in. MANY parents pay their entire Fair Share by working shifts at the Trop.



Season Tickets

How it Works: 2017-18 Season Tickets cost $15 and can be redeemed for admission to Seminole Sound, the Winter Concert, and the Spring Concert. Band Families buy tickets for themselves and sell to friends, family, and neighbors. For each ticket sold, the ENTIRE $15 gets credited back to the student’s Charms ledger. To purchase Season Tickets, please contact Danah Veitenthal at warhawkbandmom@gmail.com

 

Time Frame: Season Tickets go on sale in June and will continue to be available through the following May.

 

Benefits: In addition to Charms credit, Season Ticket holders gain a significant discount – Seminole Sound tickets at regular price are $15, and concerts are usually $5 each. We will also have a list of Season Ticketholders at all three events, in the instance that someone forgets or loses their ticket. 

 

 



Raymond James Ushering

How it Works: Raymond James Ushering, otherwise known as Sentry Services, solicits Non-Profit Organizations to work as ushers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer football games, USF Bulls football games, and varied events and concerts. Adults 18 and over are permitted to volunteer. In return Sentry pays an hourly rate of $9 per hour, which is credited the student’s Charms ledger. Please expect that there will be a 6-8 week period before credits appear in Charms ledgers. Parking is free, and lot is located next to Hillsborough Community College. Shuttle to RJS will be available. Please see Sign Up Genius for further details. Questions? Email Danah Veitenthal at warhawkbandmom@gmail.com.

 

Time Frame:   RJS shifts begin during the pre-season schedule and end when both teams are officially done for the season. Normally, August through December, and into January if either team makes it into the Playoffs. USF Games are usually held on Saturdays and Buccaneer games held on Sunday. Other events occur throughout the year. Volunteers can work as many or as few games they would like during the season.  

 

Requirements: All workers must be registered volunteers with the Pinellas County School Board and must wear black pants, black socks, and black closed toe shoes.

Benefits: Donations earned from working the games are applied directly into your child’s Charms Ledgers. 



Yankee Candles

How it Works: Yankee Candle catalogs and order forms will be distributed at the September booster meeting, as well as to students in band class. Families take orders from friends and neighbors, and return the packet and money by the deadline specified. Beginning now, online orders can also be accepted - please click the picture to the right and you will be redirected to the site. Once there, follow these simple steps:

  • Click picture to the right to be directed to the Yankee Candle website. 
  • Click “Seller Login” in the upper right corner.
  • Enter 990004522   under 'Sign up to be a seller!’ and click “Submit”.
  • Enter your first name, last name, your e-mail address and click “Submit”.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you, the seller.
  • Open your e-mail and click the “Link to Confirmation Page”.
  • Create your password and click “Submit”.

Online orders will ship directly to the buyer within 7-10 days. Shipping is free for online orders over $100, and just $5.99 for all online orders under $100.

Contact Danah Veitenthal with questions at warhawkbandmom@gmail.com.

 

Time Frame: Sales begin in mid-September, with all orders due in early October. Product delivery is in early November, in time for Thanksgiving! Online orders are ongoing until December 31, 2017 - see above! 

 

Benefits: 40% of all sales are credited back to your student’s Charms ledger. Out of town families can order online with ease, and have product shipped directly to them.



Seminole Sound Ads

How it Works: Each year at Seminole Sound, a program is published which lists participating bands, thanks sponsors, and displays letters from various VIP's. The program is distributed to families who attend. To fund the program, advertising space is sold to and by our Band Families. Programs reach approximately 3000-4000 spectators, and are a very good return on the advertising dollar.

Each family has the following opportunities:

1. Sell Ad Space To Local Businesses. Parents can solicit family and friends who are business owners to purchase ad space in the program. Pricing is as follows:

  • Full Page Ad - $200
  • Half Page Ad - $150
  • Quarter Page Ad - $100
  • Business Card Ad - $50

ALSO AVAILABLE - Upgrade your sponsorship to Gold status, and pay just 50% more for double the advertising. Business ads will be placed in both the Seminole Sound AND Seminole Visual programs.

Checks should be made out to SHSBB and turned in to the Blue Box immediately, along with completed Ad Form and Design.

Some other conditions for business ads:

  • May contain a "shout out" to a particular student, but must be an advertisement for a business.
  • Ads will be black and white. The exception is the back inside and outside covers, which are sold at a premium price and are color ads.
  • Ads cannot promote any alcohol or drug establishments - i.e. bars or smoke shops.
  • Any ads turned in without money will not be submitted for approval or receive placement in the program. 

 

2. Purchase Personal Ads. Familes traditionally purchase quarter, half, or whole page ad space, and submit a design which includes pictures of their student, along with a message of congratulations and encouragement. Form must be filled out and submitted along with ad and payment. Ad will be approved and published in the Program, and family will have a reserved copy of the program upon arrival. 

Personal ads are discounted for Band Families - please contact Kim Bernstein for pricing at kbernstein68@gmail.com

 

Time Frame: Ad sales begin in July, and all ads must be submitted with payment no later than September 10, 2017

 

Benefits: 50% of all ad revenue will be credited to the selling student's individual ledger. As a bonus, any family selling between $500 and $1000 in ad space will receive 60% credit, over $1000 will receive 70% credit, and the top selling family will receive 75% credit! 

 



Rehearsathon

Rehearsathon is a 9am-9pm rehearsal - with a twist. Students are encouraged to solicit pledges from family and friends. They can be a flat donation, or a per hour pledge. Money can be collected before or after the event, which will take place on Saturday, September 9th.

Please download pledge sheet and turn in with your pledges when all monies are collected! Put in an envelope marked Rehearsathon and your students name, and drop in the Blue Box.

As with any 9-9 rehearsal, students should bring water jugs, suncreen, and lunch. But dinner that day will be a Pot Luck, and each and every family is invited to join. Since this will be the dinner meal for all students, each family is required to contribute a dish, drink, or paper product - but it is a truly great time for all families to attend and get to know one another, enjoy a great meal, and watch the kids rehearse. 

 

A Sign-up for the potluck dinner will be added at a future date.



FMEA

How it Works: The Florida Music Educators Association holds their annual conference at the Tampa Convention Center each year. Seminole Band Boosters volunteer to staff the registration booths by checking in teachers, handing out packets, and selling tickets to the many concerts taking place throughout the week. 2018 dates are Wednesday, January 10 through Saturday, January 13. A coordinator is needed for this fundraiser.

 

Time Frame: Signups begin in November, and continue until all positions are filled.

 

Benefits: The Band Boosters receive a donation of $3500, which is split between volunteers, based on number of hours worked. Individual amounts are credited to each student’s Charms ledger. 



World's Finest Chocolate

How it Works: Boxes of World’s Finest Chocolate are signed out to families upon request. Each box contains 60 chocolate bars in various flavors. Parents and students sell individual chocolate bars for $1.00 each. Once all money is turned in and all cases of chocolate accounted for, profits will be credited to students' Charms ledgers. A coordinator is needed for this fundraiser, but for preliminary questions, email Danah Veitenthal at

warhawkbandmom@gmail.com

 

Time Frame: Chocolate is delivered and distributed in late January. Sales continue until product is depleted. Students are permitted to sell chocolate bars in school for the month of February only. Beginning in March, sales must be handled after and outside of school.

 

Benefits: Chocolate - need we say more? Plus, 50% of all bars sold will be credited back to each student’s Charms ledger. 



SCRIPS

SCRIPS

Scrip is fundraising while you shop! This successful fundraising program turns everyday shopping into cash when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases like gas and groceries, instead of the usual credit/debit cards or cash!

 

How it Works:

  • Parents create an account on www.shopwithscrip.com, using the access code B11DA43A14213. This will allow you access to view all participating retailers, and the percentages they offer in return for your purchase.
  • Scrips Coordinator, Lorena LaMee, will be notified that a new family has joined. 
  • Parents will choose whether they would like to order gift cards by mail, and pay with check or cash - or sign up for PrestoPay, which allows families to use debit cards or checking accounts to purchase online immediately.
  • If ordering by mail, parents will send orders to Lorena via email at renydayz@hotmail.com. She will collect funds and deliver cards. 
  • If ordering by PrestoPay, parents will choose accordingly online and enter checking or savings account information.
  • Once complete, user will be notified by email of two small deposits made to the designated checking or savings account. This usually happens within two days.
  • Log into PrestoPay (located on Dashboard at www.shopwithscrip.com) and enter deposit amounts.   
  • Create a unique 4 digit PIN that will secure your account.  
  • A code will be emailed to users, and should be forwarded immediately to Lorena, who will begin the approval process. You will be emailed upon completion of approval.
  • Parents buy retail gift cards at face value from participating retailers - there are over 400 to choose from, including everyday locations such as Winn Dixie, WalMart, Shell Gas Stations, and more.
  • E-cards purchased through PrestoPay can be printed out, or accessed from smartphones to use at participating stores on the spot! 

 

Time Frame: Year round. 

 

Benefits: An amount between 1-13% of the face value of the purchase will be credited to each student’s Charms ledger. Going out for dinner and a movie? Purchase e-cards on the fly and get money credited to help towards Fair Share! 

Example:

Chili's E-card - $50.00 with an 11% rebate.

Regal Cinemas E-Card - $20.00 with an 8% rebate.

A $7.10 credit to Charms for money you would have spent anyway - PRICELESS. 

 

Questions? Contact Lorena LaMee at renydayz@hotmail.com. (she earned $350 toward her student's Charms ledger in one year!)

 

 



Seminole Visual Ads

How it Works: Each year at Seminole Visual, a program is published which lists participating bands, thanks sponsors, and displays letters from various VIP's. The program is distributed to families who attend. To fund the program, advertising space is sold to and by our Band Families. Programs reach approximately 1000-2000 spectators, and are a very good return on the advertising dollar.

Each family has the following opportunities:

1. Sell Ad Space To Local Businesses. Parents can solicit family and friends who are business owners to purchase ad space in the program. Pricing is as follows:

  • Full Page Ad - $200
  • Half Page Ad - $150
  • Quarter Page Ad - $100
  • Business Card Ad - $50

ALSO AVAILABLE - Upgrade your sponsorship to Gold status, and pay just 50% more for double the advertising. Business ads will be placed in both the Seminole Sound AND Seminole Visual programs.

Checks should be made out to SHSBB and turned in to the Blue Box immediately, along with completed Ad Form and Design.

Some other conditions for business ads:

  • May contain a "shout out" to a particular student, but must be an advertisement for a business.
  • Ads will be black and white. The exception is the back inside and outside covers, which are sold at a premium price and are color ads.
  • Ads cannot promote any alcohol or drug establishments - i.e. bars or smoke shops.
  • Any ads turned in without money will not be submitted for approval or receive placement in the program. 

 

2. Purchase Personal Ads. Familes traditionally purchase quarter, half, or whole page ad space, and submit a design which includes pictures of their student, along with a message of congratulations and encouragement. Form must be filled out and submitted along with ad and payment. Ad will be approved and published in the Program, and family will have a reserved copy of the program upon arrival. 

Personal ads are discounted for Band Families - please contact Kim Bernstein for pricing at kbernstein68@gmail.com

 

Time Frame: Ad sales begin in January, and all ads must be submitted three weeks prior to event. Dates will be announced upon confirmation.   

 

Benefits: 50% of all ad revenue will be credited to the selling student's individual ledger. As a bonus, any family selling between $500 and $1000 in ad space will receive 60% credit, over $1000 will receive 70% credit, and the top selling family will receive 75% credit! 



Tag Days

How it Works: Students sign up to work a two hour shift at a local retailer. They will take shifts performing and speaking to patrons to secure donations. Chaperones are needed to accompany students during each shift.

Tag Days are a great way for students to take responsibility for contributing financially – and they are one of the most profitable per-hour fundraisers in the Band Program today! Links to sign up will be posted as locations are secured. Questions? Email Danah Veitenthal at

 

warhawkbandmom@gmail.com

 

Time Frame: Various times throughout the year.

 

Benefit: All donations are pooled and split between the participating students. Proceeds are credited to each student’s Charms ledger. 



Garage Sale

How it works: Each year, the Warhawk Band Program hosts a multi-family garage sale in our student parking lot. Band families may set up a table(s) with belongings they wish to sell. Signs are made by families and posted throughout the Seminole Community. All proceeds from the Garage Sale are credited to each student's Charms ledger. Families are also permitted to "sell" space to other familes or outside vendors. Price per table is $20 for non-Band families. Email Patricia Riser with questions or to reserve your table today at .

 

Time Frame: The Garage Sale is typically held in August.  Start time is 7:30am!

 

Benefits: Families rid their homes of clutter, while fundraising credit toward their student's Charms ledger! 



Giving Tree

How It Works: The Giving Tree is a piece of artwork hanging in the lobby of the Seminole High School auditorium Lobby. It is the framework of a tree, and leaves of gold, silver, and bronze can be engraved and added to the branches. Families can purchase leaves at tiered pricing:

  • Bronze - $50 cost with a $25 return to each student's Charms ledger.
  • Silver - $75 cost with a $50 return to each student's Charms ledger.
  • Gold - $100 cost with a $75 return to each student's Charms ledger.

To purchase your leaf and earn credit toward your student's ledger, download and fill out the form, and place in the Blue Box along with a check made out to SHSBB. Questions? Email 

Time Frame: Year round. 

 

Benefits: Besides the fundraising value, your family name or beneficiary will be memorialized for many years to come as a supporter of Seminole Band and music in our schools.