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 kingstonmsbb@gmail.com to join her.

(2) Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 am – noon hosted by Tami Palsrok in Silverdale. Contact us at kingstonmsbb@gmail.com or her directly at mocha.246@hotmail.com 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  hollyrt@yahoo.com

 

 

Big Band Gala

Master-FlyerHello amazing families, I mean boosters! As you know, we are trying to raise as much money this school year as we can, which will help us offset the overall cost of the proposed Disney trip.

Big Band Gala has the potential to bring $5,000.00 plus and this is only one reason we should make this event a success, along with bringing back the community party into our worlds. So here is what we have so far, and before inundating you with too many details a huge “ask” – SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS!

  • Yes you can! Whip up that grandma’s secret apple pie, pumpkin pie, any pie!
  • Have free time? Donate a skill!
  • Know someone from Google headquarters? Grub Hut? Any local business? Help us approach them by delivering the solicitation letter. We will it available signed in the next couple of days. Feel free to distribute, just lest us know which businesses you are planning to approach, in an effort to avoid duplicate requests. Email us at kingstonmsbb@gmail.com 

Now, the juicy details:

What: music (Buz Whiteley Big Band in collaboration with KMS Band), dance, silent auction, refreshments. Price $25

When: Saturday, December 9 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Who: 300 people, North Kitsap community (that does mean you too, dancing!)

Where: Kingston Middle School, reservation confirmed

Contact us: the second Gala committee meeting is on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:00 pm.

Email us: kingstonmsbb@gmail.com

Thank you!

Proposed Disney Trip 2018

Hello families of Kingston Middle School Band! Let us get straight to it – the most anticipated, at least by the students, event of the next school year is the proposed Disney trip! It will take place over the Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, 2018. Is it too early to start planning? We think not.  

We don’t exaggerate saying it will take each one of us to make it happen. Two years ago the per-student cost was around $700. The prices have gone up, and so far the tireless work of Trisha Torres, our trip  coordinator, confirms our rough estimate of $1000 cost per student. But don’t fret, from setting up a plan of contributing about $125 per month to your child’s trip account, to taking advantage of our numerous fundraisers, you and your student(s) will actually enjoy participating in the fundraising activities!

Additionally, this trip will not happen without allocating funds for transporting the instruments and recruiting enough chaperons. You may recall that we struggled to have enough chaperones for the Victoria trip this spring, but thanks to the selfless contribution of personal finances and time of about 30 parents and family members we pulled it off. This year we have an ambitious goal to, if not eliminate, then at least minimise the cost for chaperones.

To implement this plan we will have a number of fundraising events that will be divided into individual/personal, and general funds. The list is posted under downloads and updated periodically. You will notice that most of these need coordinators. Please take a look at what we have so far, and get back to us with your offers and insight.

You are the core of this operation and we count on you!

Welcome Our Fundraising Coordinator

We have a fundraising coordinator this year! I am so excited about this! Having a fundraising coordinator is a huge help in, well, coordinating fundraising! If you have any ideas, or would like to host a fundraiser then please contact our fundraising coordinator. She will be the liaison between you and the Exec Board. Simple! Wonderful!

Without further adieu please welcome the fabulous Robbie Sinopole! She can be reached at: robbiesinopole@gmail.com or by phone: 360-621-6715.

There are many, many types of fundraisers and anyone can host one. So if you are hoping to help out this year but you are not sure how, host a fundraiser! They can be as simple as popcorn or as involved as an auction.

Fundraisers are a GREAT way to pay for your students trip. We currently have ONE underway: See’s Candy, but we need and would love more. Our proposed trip is to Victoria this year and there may be other exciting things happening too that will require payment. The more fundraisers the better!

There are two types we need each year: General and Individual. The General fundraisers are to keep the Booster account in funds to pay for instrument repair, new band items, the bills (yes even non-profits get bills too), and other miscellaneous items. Individual fundraisers are funds raised directly to pay for a student’s trip cost.

Don’t be shy, this is a great way to be involved that is as simple or involved as you wish.

Students Can Earn Their Funds for the Spring Trip

charlie-bucket-candy

It’s an amazing experience for a student outside of the Poulsbo Walmart to hear from former students who sold candy in their day at that very spot.  This tradition continues in many locations throughout the community, and you child can take part.  We make the spaces available, and with a pleasant smile and confident comment you child can earn their funds for the Spring trip.

Look for posts here with more information an opportunities.

See’s Candy Bars are a Huge Fundraiser for KMS

Yummy See's chocolate candy bars

Yummy See’s chocolate candy bars

They are here gain! A community favorite. You sell the bars for $2 each. Candy bars that are sold by your student go directly to their personal fund raising accounts.

Don’t forget to signup for selling opportunities outside Walmart, Albertsons and the Kingston ferry dock. Stay tuned for details and dates.

Contact Seescandy@kmsbb.org to arrange for pick up of bars you want to sell. Candy bars will also be available at all the concerts and KMS Band Booster Meetings.