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
BottleDrop Blue Bags: 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.
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!
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.
Fundraising - Events
BAND DAY (September): 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.
BAND BINGO (November): 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 (November & December): 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.
SWINGIN' THE GREEN (March 2024):This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Students in the middle and high school Jazz Bands play throughout the evening while guests enjoy a plated dinner, auction and activities.
RESTAURANT NIGHT: 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.
Sherwood Bands Values Your Support
If you choose to mail a check, please mail to the address below, payable to SHS Band Boosters.
Your donation enriches the lives of over 350 students while providing opportunities that they might not have had otherwise. On behalf of our students, band staff, and school community, we THANK YOU.
100% of your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID: 27-0239462