Below is a month-by-month description of some of the services and fundraising activities supplied by the Band Boosters on behalf of the band program. All these activities require parent volunteer effort. See the Boosters-Volunteering page for more! We need everyone’s help!
Columbus North Mid-States Invitational Ad Sales (benefits General Band Fund)
Beginning in July, a committee of band parents will begin canvassing the community to sell ads
for the Invitational program. Local companies place ads to support the band in the program that
is sold during the Invitational, which takes place in September. This is our largest band
fundraiser and requires approximately 100 volunteers the day of the event.
BAND CAMP!! (ROCKING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!)
And so it begins—this 2-week-long camp requires volunteers in a variety of areas including; nurses, monitors for pool, lunch and dinner servers, and chaperones for the dance. This is a great time to get to know the kids. They are very appreciative of all the parents who help during camp – especially those who serve meals! It is a grueling 2 weeks where a little parent TLC goes a long way.
Marching season begins with the North/East game (volunteer opportunity)
This is where bus chaperones (if away game), support crew, and uniform people officially begin their season (although the support crew will work during the summer to help with the manufacturing of props and retrofit of band trailer to accommodate this year’s show). For descriptions, please see Volunteer Descriptions below. MARCHING SEASON WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER
Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (student account fundraiser)
students sell duck race adoptions up until the end of the race in October. If the Kiwanis use the same formula in the past years, duck adoptions cost $5 and $4 goes into the student account. That’s an 80% return!!! It doesn’t get any better than this!
COLUMBUS NORTH MiD-STATES INVITATIONAL – ALL PARENTS ON DECK FOR THIS GENERAL BAND FUNDRAISER!! PLEASE SAVE THE DATE. WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT EVERY PARENT!!!!
Bands from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky are invited to compete in this event. The majority of
the money is made through the Invitational Program ad sales and concessions sales. Local area businesses place ads supporting all of the bands participating. Anyone with experience selling ads or with contacts within the community is encouraged to volunteer with this effort. There are many volunteer opportunities involved with this event ranging from 2 hour shifts to 5 hour shifts. We will ask that EVERY family work at least one shift and plan to donate at least one food item.
BAND CARD SALES (STUDENT ACCOUNT FUNDRAISER)
Students sell discount cards to local businesses. The cards sell for $10 with 50% going to student accounts. These cards are very easy to sell. The band office receives calls from people every year who have not been contacted by band students in order to get the cards.
Jazz a la Mode
This event benefits the General Band Fund. North jazz bands and show choir present a program of music, dancing, and desserts! Students sell tickets, and parents volunteer to work the event, provide desserts, set up and clean up, and acquire donations for silent auctions and raffles.