Each band student has the opportunity to participate in fundraising to raise funds for the general band as well as credits to be added to their student account. Student accounts are created for each band student. Students can use the credits they have raised to pay for marching band fees, concert band activity fee, Solo & Ensemble fee, All-District Audition Fee, FCPS Instrument Rental Fees, uniform fees, spring trip and other events or fees. Below is a list of fundraising opportunities open to all band students.
WSHS Band Fundraising At A Glance
Need help understanding how the fundraising helps your student. Please review the chart below; the numbers are based on a real student who was able to pay for most of spring trip in one year. Even if your student puts in the minimal effort they can reduce the cost of Spring Trip or band expenses.You can even show your student this as a budget and get them started fundraising and understanding what you expect them to do and what you will do.
Sample Fundraising for an Average Student This is based on an actual student’s fundraising.
People Power - 4 outings for 4 hours each at 10 credits per hour
SCRIP - Purchase for family grocery shopping at Giant, Safeway, or Shoppers ($500 per month for 6 months w/ 4% rebate)
SCRIP - Purchase gas at Shell ($100 per month for 6 months w/ 2.5% rebate)
SCRIP - Regal Movies (Bought $200 for self and gifts w/ 8% rebate)
SCRIP - Single home improvement purchase at Home Depot of $500 w/ 4% rebate
SCRIP - Stayed 2 nights at a Hyatt hotel ($150 per night w/ 10% rebate)
Trip Estimated Cost
Trip Out of Pocket Expenses After Fundraising Earnings
Scrip is the only year-round WSHS Band fundraiser. Earn money while you shop! Use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and gas. Use at restaurants, department stores, the movies and when you travel. Earn money with every purchase.
The Concession Stand is our second largest general fundraiser of the year. We will be operating the Stand for a minimum of 17 sporting events (including all home football games) between Sept. 3 and Nov. 7.
People Power is a great opportunity for students to earn credit for their student accounts by signing up to rake leaves for area residents. Students receive credits for their student accounts at an hourly rate. Groups of students (3-5) will be driven by a parent chaperone to an area residence and are paid an hourly rate. Parents are not expected to rake leaves, though you are certainly welcome to help the students.
Show your support by wearing school colors with the band logo! When you go to football games and band competitions you'll be easily able to find the Spartan Band supporters. Available for purchase are beanies/caps; polo shirts; denim shirts, and band jackets, all with the band logo.
The WSHS Band Program’s biggest general fund raiser is our Tag Day, held in September. This fundraiser involves asking for donations from houses/apartments within the High School’s boundary area. Our key to success is maximum participation, especially students! ALL band students are highly encouraged to participate. Please help ensure your son/daughter makes this important event. Questions contact tag.day@WSHSspartanband.org!