The OS Band Boosters organizers fundraisers to support the activities of our students and the program. These funds are utilized to purchase equipment, hire clinicians, pay for the big Band Trip, etc. We offer a "menu" of fundraising opportunities to allow students to build credit towards their band fee contribution and trip payments. You can read some basic info about some of the options below and links are included that will take you more information and the sign ups.
Children's Mercy Park/Sporting KC Concessions
This is ongoing from March through December each year. The events take place at Children's Mercy Park near the Legends shopping complex in Kansas City, KC. You can learn more and find a link to the sign up on the CMP page.
The school district sets the cycle for groups to get the opportunity to work concessions at the district activity complexes. We are currently in the rotation for the spring of 2018. Click HERE to learn more, see the dates and sign up. We will be adding dates and updating the sign up through the season.
This has been an annual fundraiser for the band since 2014. We were the first group in the KC area to do it and it has been incredibly successful. The biggest thing we have to do is promote the sale and it all happens in one day. Families get fundraising credit based on referrals from buyers and a percentage of the money we earn from the mattress sale. The 2018 Mattress Sale will be on Sunday, September 16. We will start the process of promoting the sale in August.
UltraMax Sports Volunteers
For several years, we have had students and parents volunteer as helpers for race events around Kansas City that are run by UltraMax Sports. Students and parents work at water stations, removing timing chips at the end of races and similar, then UltraMax makes a donation to the band program...which we credit to the family that worked. There are two events coming up in the near future:
- KC Triathlon - Sunday, May 13 (also some pre-race options the day before) SIGN UP
- Go Girl Run - Sunday, September 9 in Overland Park SIGN UP
OS Band Family Garage Sale Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:00 am-2:00 pm
This event is commonly held the spring before a big trip year. We will assign every band family a unique ID number they can use on their items. Families must price their own items and deliver to the school either Friday, May 11 between 6:00-8:30 pm or at 7:00-8:00 am on the morning of the sale. We will track the sales using the ID# and families will be credited for whatever items are sold. Items will go to half price at noon and remaining items donated to charity after 2:00. More information will be emailed out to band families.
We occasionally schedule an item-based or merchandise sale as a fundraiser. Past sales have included wrapping paper, Butterbraid pastry, candles, holiday greenery, gourmet suckers, and coupon books. We are currently making decisions on such a fundraiser for April-May 2018 and plan to work with Pure Scented Candles on one for the fall of 2018. Information about these fundraising activities will be emailed out to band families and explained to students at school.