Send a Greeting Card!

Tired of those pajama sets from the grandparents? Have a friend or a neighbor who always compliments your child’s playing the instrument, or the one who always sends something on holidays? It may not be too late to send a heavy hint. And even if it is too late, earmark this idea for the next season, or maybe even a birthday!
We did some research, took some pictures for you, and posted it all here.  Three steps: 1. choose the picture(s), 2. choose how to print, 3. write your appeal and send!
1. Pictures: we have some pictures in our Gallery for you to choose from, or you might have a better one of your own. A picture of your student(s), with a big grin and the instrument in her/his hands? Use it, and/or share it with us!
2. Print:  Mail & Print , Rite Aid, or Walmart are just a few local options. With Mail&Print you can create your own card or ask them. You can even copy and paste the text, if pretty handwriting is not your strength. Rite Aid offers photo printing, with some customization options, and you can get it done in minutes as long as you brought your photos on a digital device with a USB input. Walmart offers prints that you can upload from anywhere. Here is an example of what you get for $0.40 a card. Pickup in store. Screenshot from 2017-12-12 12-11-47  3. “Dear Grandma, Merry Christmas from me and my band! Please don’t worry about a gift for me this year. Rather, consider a donation into my band account, because my biggest wish this year is to go to Disney Performing Arts! Yours truly, Munchkin.”
Have fun. Let us know if you need anything. And hurry: only 13 days to Christmas!

October Fundraising Events

Hello families,

October is our grand entrance into the season of planning, saving, and soliciting. Make a goal of setting aside about $100 a month towards the big trip. Plus, join us in the following efforts that help reduce the price for your student and for the overall trip:

I. Big Band Gala Planning: hep us distribute solicitation_letters for the silent auction donations. We will host “canvassing parties,” during which we visit businesses in a given neighborhood.

(1) Our first party is this Saturday, October 7, 10am at Village Green (Kingston) done by 12 for lunch. Hosted by Laura Upton. Contact us at to join her.

(2) Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 am – noon hosted by Tami Palsrok in Silverdale. Contact us at or her directly at to join.  If you prefer to approach companies individually that’s fantastic! Just let us know, so that we can create a list .

II. Wednesday, October 11 – McTakeOver 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

III. See’s Candy Site Sales – individual fundraiser

Weekend, October 14-15 – Walmart (Poulsbo)

Weekend, October 21-22 – Food Market (Kingston)

Weekend, October 28-29 – Kingston Ferry Terminal

Sunday, October 29 – Walmart

Choose from the following options to reserve a slot:
– call Holly at  240-422-3303
– email Holly at