Stadium event tickets, pecans and more related to fundraising for BJHS Band

Hi everyone!

There was a great turn out at last night’s booster meeting. It was so good to see so many of you there! We appreciate your juggling talents to be there and understand that sometimes it simply doesn’t work. With Alumni Night festivities going on at DMS, it was almost surprising that so many made it to our meeting. Thank you for making that happen!

If you were unable to be at the booster meeting last night you missed being able to sign out tickets for our stadium event that will be held Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. (rain date will be Thursday, October 23rd) This should be an easy sell to anyone who attended last year, and those who want to see the competition show and other groups that will be performing. Last year it was a fun night!

We are asking that each student – everyone participating in marching band – whether they are a brass, woodwind player, percussionist, on dance team or color guard, EVERYONE is being asked to sell two tickets (at $5.00 each) for the band. Everyone also has the option of selling as many tickets as they’d like, for themselves! All sales over the first two tickets will go into each student’s account for use in the future. The money can be transferred to drum line, dance or color guard, can be used for spring booster fees, future years’ booster fees, banquet, trips that will come up – maybe even for a trip this spring! The money in student accounts can be used for anything band related except for class fees.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to sell tickets to friends, teachers, family, coworkers and neighbors. In addition to being able to see some of their favorite people perform that night, the money will go to a great cause – the band – and the students in the band!

Tickets were distributed at the meeting. If you weren’t there, I will be at school during classes today to sign tickets out to students.

Parents, please be on the look out for the tickets! Shake back packs during fall break, frisk the kids, check their trunks and instrument cases! The pecan sales sheet/envelope will also be included, as well as other pertinent information that may apply to you or your student.

All ticket money (and unsold tickets) will need to be turned in no later than Friday, October 17th. You can use the envelope the tickets came in when paying for them. If you want more tickets at any time, don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll get them to you!

Pecan orders will be due by Friday, October 24th. You will turn money in with the order form. You can accept checks from customers, but please make sure there is a driver’s license number and phone number on the check and make the checks out to BJHS Band. Pecans will be delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you or your student signed out express discount cards, please return them and/or the money no later than Monday after fall break. The deadline was this week, but some of you have voiced a desire to have more time to sell them. I MUST HAVE all money and especially UN SOLD CARDS, so that I can close out with the company by the 14th of October! All unsold cards must be returned to the company, and the bill paid for those sold.

We had the discount cards and Stevie B’s cards available for sale at the booster meeting. If you would like to purchase either of these, please be in touch with me and I will get them to you.

Thank you for participating in our fund raisers. Schwan’s will continue to give us 5% of anything ordered between now and August 15, 2015. If you have established yourself with your Schwan’s man, please note that placing an order through him will NOT give us any credit. In order for us to receive 5%, you must call 1-855-870-2208 or order Schwoan’s on line at https:/ and sigh up for the Bob Jones Band – A year to enjoy Schwan’s. Use campaign number 13511.

Kroger wil continue to give back to us when we use our kroger plus cards that have been signed up on line. If you haven’t signed up yet, go to or call 800-576-4377. Select option 4 to get your Kroger plus card number and more information. Use the NPO number 36158 or the name Bob Jones Band Boosters.

Thank you for your continued support of these fund raisers. The money generated from these and especially the concession stand keeps our program afloat.

As fund raising chair, I want to take the liberty to consider the concession stand part of my efforts even though Gabi and our wonderful volunteers have been the driving force in its success. If you have not yet volunteered to work concessions, be sure to sign up! Everyone’s help is needed! It is vital that everyone do their fair share to support the program. We understand there can always be extenuating circumstances that keep a family from being able to fulfil their obligations. Please be in touch with Gabi or Cindy if that is the case with you.

Please don’t forget that if you opted for the discounted booster fee, you will need to fulfill your volunteer duties to earn that discount! If they are not fulfilled, the discount will not apply and you will need to pay the additional $100.00. If you opt to do this, please pay Kathy at your earliest convenience that way you can be taken off of the volunteer list.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me or any board member. If I don’t know the answer to your question, I’ll find someone who does.

Again, thank you for your support.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch!

Lou Justice


Cindy Leaphart

BJHS Band Booster President