Spring Band Trip 2017:
Silent Auction Fundraiser- Donation Collection!!
Dear Parents, Guardians & Band Students
In preparation for our spring band trip to Calgary May 9th to 13th, I would sincerely appreciate your assistance over the next few months in a fundraising venture.
After a few months of initial planning, my best estimate at the cost of the five day trip is around $650/student. This really will be a trip full of amazing, once-in-a lifetime experiences and educational opportunities that I don’t want any of our students to miss out on. I warned the kids that they will probably have to get used to the idea that this will be their birthday present, Christmas present, etc.! I’m hoping that with six months ahead of us, they will have time to arrange some ways to make themselves a few dollars. I hope we will all work together to ensure each student has the means to participate. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can see that this will likely be an issue for your family so that I can work with you to make sure your child is able to attend. Every student getting to take part in this opportunity is my number one priority!
In order to offset the trip cost, I am asking that each Band student solicit two businesses in the area for a product or service item that they would be willing to donate to our January 18th Fine Arts Evening silent auction fundraiser. My hope is that this will bring down the cost of the trip for each student by at least $50.
Each student has been provided with three copies of a letter that they can fill out and provide the businesses they choose to solicit with. Please remove the second page of the package sent home and have them return it to me by Wednesday, November 22nd (or email me at email@example.com) with the two businesses you plan to approach so that I can ensure we do not have overlap. In order to secure busing for the trip, a 25% deposit is due by the end of the month. I’m asking that each student bring in $40 (cash or cheque) as deposit for the trip by November, 22nd as well.
Please plan to help your child in following through with this process of donation collection beginning Tuesday, November 28th and ending Tuesday, January 9th. Items collected can be brought in to me at any time and I will store them in a secure location at the school.
Thank you so much for your support with this endeavor.