We have just a few more days to earn 20% on our Schwan’s food orders – and 40% on an e-certificate (which can be used toward the purchase of Schwan’s food). Call 1-855-870-2208 or order Schwan’s on line at https:/www.schwans-cares.com/ and sign up for the Bob Jones Band – A year to enjoy Schwan’s or use campaign number 13511 and the band will get credit for your purchase!
I need to let you know that the info I gave at the booster meeting last week was wrong about the express discount cards. Have you ever heard that the large print giveth and the fine print taketh away? Well, I really should not have fallen for their “up to 70%” line, and should have asked more questions. The reality is still good, and I hope you’ll want to participate in selling the cards, or at least purchasing one. Each card costs $20.00 and has offers that can be used over and over again for Chilis, Schlotzsky’s, Smoothie King, Jack’s, IHOP, Domino’s, DQ, Waffle House, Yogurt Mountain, Lawler’s, Casa Blanca, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Express Oil Change, Dream Land and McAlister’s.
We won’t know the exact amount of profit each student will receive until we finalize all the sales. The first 300 cards will net us a profit of 50%, so $10.00 per card will be earned. All cards over 300 sold will net us 70% or $14.00. Once all money (and unsold cards) have been turned in, we will tally everything up and give everyone the same profit (for each card sold) across the board. The more we sell, the bigger the profit!
I will be at school today – Thursday (the 18th) after rehearsal, Saturday at the end of rehearsal, and again Monday after school and after competition rehearsal for you to pick up any cards you would like to sell. You may pay for the cards when you pick them up, or you may turn in your money and all unsold cards by the 30th, by either giving it to me or putting it in an envelope and putting it in the booster box in the band room. Put your student’s name on the envelope, and what the payment is for. You may turn in checks from your customers, but please ask them to put their Driver’s License number and a phone number on the check and make it out to BJHS Band. If you find you’d like more cards to sell, just let me know and I’ll get them to you. Everything will be due by Sept. 30 so we can close it out before we begin selling pecans, and tickets for the stadium event.
We also have Stevie B Cards available. They are $10.00 and net the band $9.00! They have all sorts of freebies and discounts on them. Stevie B’s is now staying open until Midnight Friday nights, to give our kids another option for after game fellowship. While some of the discounts on the cards are limited to week nights, there are some that can be used Friday nights. The cards will easily pay for themselves if Stevie B’s is a place your family likes to go.
Please know that any and all fund raising opportunities are optional. You are not required to participate in any if you would prefer not to. (except that Ms. Thomas would like everyone to sell 2 tickets to the stadium event to help pump up the general funds). The fund raisers we set up that go into the general funds help to support the program and keep the band fees as low as possible. Others go directly into the student account according to the amount each student earns. That money can be used to pay spring/marching fees, for trips, spring concert dresses for the ladies, camp fees, winter guard, dance and drum line expenses – anything band related except class fees.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support of our band program!