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.