Running a high-quality band and color guard program that supports a wide range of activities is expensive. Nearly all the money required comes from marching band fees, Band Booster fundraisers, and donations. In addition to buying tickets to events such as concerts and the spring Swing Dance, you can support the band program by contributing to the fund drives described below.
How to Donate:
We will gladly accept checks, as well as online credit card donations and PayPal payments via the buttons below. Please make checks payable to BHSN Band Boosters and put the name of the fund on the memo line. Submit them to Ms. Stockhouse or Mr. Wilson or mail to BHSN BANDS at 3901 Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404, Attn: Patron Drive or Endowment Fund. (Credit cards are processed by PayPal, but you do not need to have or create a PayPal account.) Donations are tax deductible. Questions or problems? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The Patron Drive is an annual event which supports North’s Jazz and Concert Bands, as well as Marching Band and Winter Percussion. Funds raised will help pay for items such as concert guest artists, JSOM coaches for students in chamber ensembles and jazz combos, new school instruments, festival and contest entry fees, music, mutes, percussion sticks, mallets, etc. Show your support for music education and performance as a great activity for youth!
Patrons’ names will be listed in all of the year’s concert programs.
Platinum: over $500
Gold: $251 – $500
Silver: $101 – $250
Bronze: $26 – $100
(Be sure to to specify how you’d like to be listed in programs on the “Review Your Donation” page!
You can enter Anonymous, if you wish. If you forget, email email@example.com!)
The Endowment Fund was established as a means of providing much-needed support for the entire band program on a permanent and ongoing basis, regardless of economic times. This fund will be available to fund bigger-ticket items outside of the usual budget, such as rhythm section instruments and amplifiers for the jazz program, large woodwind, brass and percussion instruments for the concert bands, and special needs of the marching band.
Gifts of $250 and above will be listed on a special plaque in the school.
Guarantor: $1000 +
Underwriter: $500 – $999
Sustainer: $250 – $499
Donor: $100 – $249
Friend: $50 – $99
The March-a-thon, which occurs in early fall, is the major fundraiser for the Marching Band. Expenses of $49,000 this year include the music, show design, staff, transportation, guard costumes, etc. Students pay about half in fees and request donations from family, friends, and businesses to fund the remainder. If you’d like to support this fabulous activity, it would be much appreciated. Send cash or check (payable to BHSN Band Boosters) with your student or use PayPal or a credit card by clicking the button below.
Donations to the General Fund, which pays for regular annual expenses, are always greatly appreciated.
To make an online contribution to the General Fund, click here.