Please follow this link for the latest See’s Candy Site Sale opportunities!
Make sure you’re in the know! We send out emails and other communications about fundraising opportunities as they become available. We’ve worked hard to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to access these opportunities. If you feel you are NOT receiving this information here are a few steps you can take:
We are excited to be able to offer these opportunities in addition to all the fundraising efforts that have, to date, brought in almost $9,000 to reduce the overall cost of the trip to all families! Love this team and the amazing work everyone does to make this year great for our young musicians!
The numbers are in!!
Thanks to all the families who returned their paperwork we officially have enough students committed to joining us on this trip to march down Main Street USA!
Now that we can get into the fine points of planning this amazing trip for our kids there are a few things to be watching for in the coming months:
We have gotten the cost of the trip under a thousand dollars and are continuing our fundraising efforts but at this point families should expect to pay approximately $900 per person. The upfront cost for adult chaperones will be slightly lower as they are not required to pre-pay for meals inside the park at Disneyland. Adults will be responsible for purchasing their own meals as they see fit.
Total Cost: Approximately $900
Cost Payment Schedule due at or before Booster Meetings:
February 7th: minimum payment $250
March 7th: minimum payment $250
April 4th: Remainder of trip cost
May 1st: incidentals or last minute changes cost may vary
If you are not receiving our SignUp Genius emails regarding See’s Candy Site Sales dates please reach out to us ASAP. This is our primary communication tool for individual fundraisers.
If you indicated that a family member was willing to chaperone we added you to our volunteer and chaperone list! Congratulations! We would like you to have all the information and complete the chaperone clearance process as soon as possible. If for any reason you are not able to continue as chaperone please let us know immediately so we can make other arrangements.
We had several volunteers indicate they would go, “if needed”. It would be best to complete the volunteer paperwork so that you’ll be ready to go if we do need you. We are still working on the numbers and will reach out ASAP.
Volunteer Packets with NKSD:
Please follow this link to find more information about volunteer requirements with North Kitsap School District. Packets are valid for two years. They can be downloaded, printed, completed and returned along with a copy of your driver’s licence. Submit completed applications to your local school office or to Human Resources, North Kitsap School District, 18360 Caldart Avenue NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Fingerprinting is required for this trip.
Questions about these requirements:
We are hard at work planning transportation, packing, chaperone groups, room assignments, flight assignments, and other important details. We will keep you informed as best we can.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at any time:
Time is flying as we rev up to hit the New year running.
Letters of commitment for the Disney trip were sent home in backpacks before Winter Break. These were also emailed out via skyward from Mr. Haag. These letters help us to ensure we have enough musicians to meet Disney’s requirements.
Q: Do we need to make a payment January 3rd?
A: No. First payment is due by the February meeting. See letter for suggested payment schedule.
Q: My student is a 6th grader. Should I commit to going on the trip before I know if s/he made marching band?
A: Yes! No money is due until after auditions so you will know if your student is going before you pay. Go ahead and turn in your commitment form, you will not be responsible for any payments if your student does not make the marching band.
Q: Are payments refundable if my musician changes his/her mind?
A: No. These payments in February and March will be used to purchase airfare and are non-refundable. Please see letter for more information.
Q: My student lost their form. Can I get another one?
A: Yes! Forms will be available at the meeting.
Happy New year!!!
What a fantastic whirlwind adventure we’ve had the past few days. The Holiday Concert was wonderful as always and even included a visit from North Kitsap Fire and Rescue with Santa Clause in tow. The music was lovely. Mr. Haag and the musicians never fail to impress.
We simply can’t extend our gratitude sufficiently to this amazing community. Thanks to the generous support of so many local businesses, and individuals, we were able to raise approximately $6,000 at our Wish Upon a Star Big Band Swing Gala to offset costs for our students’ and chaperones’ trip to Disneyland.
Thanks to the efforts of Heather Knapp, our grant writer, we also received a generous grant from The Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe in the amount of $1,200. We raise our hands in thanks to The Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe for their support.
Following their community’s lead our own students, representing all grades, showed up to play their instruments in the rain and raised $300 at Central Market in Poulsbo.
Please stop by and support these local businesses and extend our appreciation with your holiday shopping.
Hansville Auto Repair
Black Eyed Rascals
The Cup and Muffin
NAPA Auto Parts
Almost Candid Photo
Sweet Life Cakery
Thistle Floral & Home
Majestic Mountain Coffee Roasters Coffee Oasis
Little City Candy
Kingston Pet Supply
Sail Kingston Cove
Lularoe Claire Kingsbury
The Grub Hut
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery And Farmhouse Cafe
Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic
J’aime les crêpes
Port Gamble Paranormal
Liberty Bay Auto Center
Blue Heron Jewelry
Slys Poulsbo Bakery
Red Apple Market
Bud’s Auto LLC
All Star Lanes & Casino
The Oak Table Cafe
Round Table Pizza
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Corner Bakery Cafe
Jackie Wood and Sparkwood Events
Debbie Stoll Spa
John and Janessa Hurd
Scott and Jessica Trueblood
If we missed anyone please accept our sincere apologies. This amazing community is overwhelming in it’s generosity!
Look forward to many more fundraising events in the coming weeks but for now we want to extend our gratitude and wish you all a very happy holiday season.
Your KMS Band Boosters
Want to attend the Big Band Gala ?
Got kids? We can help!
Please contact us in advance to let us know how many toddlers you need help with, so that we can ensure the proper sitter-to-kiddo ratio 😉