Our “regular” fundraisers (in seasonal order):
Band Car Wash:
Held at the beginning of each school year. Voluntary and Fun! The annual band car wash caps off summer band camp. Held for the last several years behind the Whole Foods Market on 119th, students wash cars in exchange for donations. Students can join the wash line, or bring their instruments to play on the street corner to promote the event.
A small fundraiser – much more focused on getting everyone in BVN Band Gear rather than making $$… but it does earn a small amount of revenue.
Trash Bag Sales: September (Sales) and October (Delivery).
Our Annual Band/Orchestra/Color Guard Trash Bag Sale occurs in September. Info comes after the start of school. We sell both plastic and paper trash bags – high quality/strong trash bags, and just in time for the “fall yard waste” cleanup times.
Hen House Holiday Grocery Bagging:
The BVN Band partners with Hen House on 119th in Leawood to provide holiday rush grocery baggers in return for a donation from the store and from customers. This fundraiser is fantastic, as it gets our band out in the community in ways our other events do not. It also helps out a local business and their employees, and is the BEST fundraiser we do, financially.
Annual Pancake Dinner and Jazz Festival:
Held Friday night of Musical Week in February (usually the first Friday in February). The traditional Pancake Dinner fundraiser welcomes guests with a delicious pancake and sausage dinner served by Chris Cakes. We usually serve around 600 plates of pancakes(!!!) In addition, entertainment is provided by the Blue Valley North Jazz Band as well as the Jazz Bands of Leawood and Overland Trail Middle Schools. Ticket sales and a silent auction make this a lucrative event. Proceeds go to the Doc Roberts Scholarship Fund.
“Trip Year” Fundraising:
Fundraising provides critical support for the complete band program. This is particularly true during preparations for a large national or international trip. During “trip years” – Fundraising efforts will support both the band general fund and the trip preparations. Extra fundraisers specifically geared to support the trip may be added to our “regular” fundraisers.