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BBOP fundraising efforts fall into three main categories:
1. Raising funds to run the BBOP activities (band camp, contests, field trips, awards, etc.).
2. Raising funds for students’ personal accounts (band camp fees, contest fees, replacement instrument parts, field trips).
3. New Uniform Fund: Primarily funded by Tag Day donations, we work on this every year in order to be ready for the 10-12 year replacement cycle of the uniforms. Each band uniform costs about $500!
This year, Jennifer Shauf’s class wants to raise $10,000.
AdoptAClassroom.org is a nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for classrooms including new instruments.
Bedford Band and Orchestra students are working on amazing things, and you can contribute.
About my class
I teach a variety of classes at both the middle and high school in our district. Our students are diverse both racially and socioeconomically. Our high school ensembles are student driven; I teach a leadership seminar to our student leaders every summer during our band camp. We have amazing kids and parents who work extremely hard to make our program function. Our band parents have diligently fundraised the past five years to replace ancient raincoats for our students last year. Our students willingly give back to our community. In the past year our students have read books, talked about the importance of school, assisted beginning band students and performed in our elementary schools. We perform in an area nursing home on Veteran’s Day for a pinning ceremony for residents. We returned there this year to perform some Christmas carols on our instruments. Additionally, we support our community every Memorial Day during our parade and ceremonies. Our mission statement written by our students reads as follows: WE, THE BEDFORD BEARCAT BAND, ARE A PROUD ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO WILLINGLY SERVE THE COMMUNITY WITH OUR SPIRIT AND PASSION FOR MUSIC. WE WILL SET A TREND OF EXCELLENCE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND LEAVE A LEGACY ON AND OFF THE FIELD. We are looking to grow the size of our organization, but need to increase our instrument inventory in order to do so.
What we need
Many of our instruments are in fair condition and are in constant need of repair. A strong ensemble requires a solid foundation. This foundation begins with the low brass section. We would like to continue to add instruments to our low brass section, so that as we start students at the elementary level, we have enough quality instruments for our students to perform on to represent our community. We need tubas, baritones and trombones. We appreciate your support.
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
Our fall fundraisers this year are a combination of SaveAround coupon books and Peterson Nuts.
The SaveAround sale starts Friday, August 23rd and runs through Monday, September 16th. Orders can be turned in during the BBOP meeting.
The Peterson Nuts sale starts Friday, November 1st and runs through Monday, November 18th. Orders can be turned in during the BBOP meeting.
SaveAround coupon books can be ordered online at www.supportourgroups.com/GN/21979 or through paper orders.