The Sherwood Band program has grown exponentially over the last decade or so, both in numbers of participating students and also in the quality of the program and the education the students receive. As the program grew additional fundraisers kept being added until we were going from one fundraiser to the next all year long. A couple of years ago, the Booster Board made the intentional decision to start focusing on a few large, enjoyable fundraisers and dropping all the little tedious ones in order to reduce the time commitment needed from our parent volunteers.
Fundraising - All Year Long
AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that Amazon gives a percentage of every purchase to charity? If you shop smile.amazon.com, you can choose your charity (Sherwood High School Band Booster Club) and the charity percentage will automatically go to support our students. You can use your current Amazon Account. You can still get Amazon Prime benefits. We recommend bookmarking the site on your desktop or phone so shopping is only one easy click. That's it!
FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS: If you shop at Fred Meyer, please connect your Rewards Card to #JF541 or Sherwood High School Band Booster Club. Every time you shop, the band program will benefit!
BLUE BAG RETURNABLES: We have replaced two exhausting all-day can drives (one fall and one spring) with the Blue Bag program. We encourage people to pick up blue bags throughout the year, fill them at home with your empty cans and bottles and drop off at one of several locations in the area. Please check out BLUE BAG RETURNABLES for more information.
ID MENTOR: Identity theft is a real and serious threat in today's world. There are members of our band family that have been victims to this crime, including students. As a service to you, the Band Boosters have partnered with ID Mentor to offer a 20% discounted membership to protect your family. For more information on this program and how it may benefit your family, check out ID MENTOR.
EMPLOYEE MATCH: Many employers match, or even DOUBLE, charitable contributions made by their employees. Other employers give credit or donations for volunteer hours. Please check with your employer to see if they participate in either of these opportunities. Some of the companies we are currently registered with are Benevity, Nike, Intel, PGE, Kaiser Permanente, Lam Research and LPL Financial. If you have questions, please email our Treasurer.
PLANET FUNDRAISER: Perfect for the online shopper! Download the app on iTunes or Google Play store to support our campaign with your everyday purchases! Or you can click this link on your PC browser: Planet Fundraiser. Many online vendors participate!
Fundraising - Events
BAND DAY (Sept): Groups of students perform throughout the Sherwood community to raise money on one Saturday in the Fall. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of year and is also a great way to connect with our community. All high school band students are required to participate. Parents are needed to chaperone and transport students. Find more detailed information at BAND DAY.
BAND BINGO (Nov): Each November, the SMS and SHS music teachers host a fun evening of Band Bingo! There are great prizes for Bingo winners, food for sale and a half-time performance by the SHS drumline. Come join the fun! Details will be provided during the school year.
HOLIDAY SALES (Nov & Dec): Each holiday season we offer WREATHS, POINSETTIAS & SEES for sale. If you like to decorate with greenery or have gifts on hand, please consider purchasing through the Band Boosters. HOLIDAY SALES
HOUR-A-THON (Dec): Due to limitations of gatherings in 2020, we replaced all of the fall fundraisers with a new Hour-a-thon. Students make a list of people to contact and for one hour on a specific day, they reach out to their contacts for donations. There is a live tally board showing results of the team and prizes for the highest earning team.
SWINGIN' THE GREEN (May): This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we encourage everyone to join us for this fun event at The Oregon Golf Club. Students in the middle and high school Jazz Bands play throughout the evening while guests enjoy a plated dinner, auction and games. More information will be provided during the school year at SWINGIN' THE GREEN.
RESTAURANT NIGHT (Each Month): Throughout the year, you will receive emails and flyers letting you know about local restaurants that have agreed to share a portion of a day's proceeds with the Band Boosters. Please come out and join other band families to enjoy these events! Past sponsors include McMenamins, Chipotle, Subway, Panda Express and Spaghetti Factory.