Fundraising

Fundraising is more important than ever for the Golden Eagle Band. Due to IRS rules we are no longer allowed to put fundraising money into individual student accounts to use toward band fees, trips, etc. That means that we ALL need to work even harder at fundraising, to earn enough money to bring EVERYONE’S band fees & trip costs way, way down!

Here are some Fundraising Projects, some of which occur annually, and some are always available:

  1. AMAZON SMILE ACCOUNTAVAILABLE ANY TIME! Make your Amazon purchases go a little further by selecting Richardson High School Area Band Club. Start every purchase at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of each eligible purchase to the GEB! smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas
  2. KROGERAVAILABLE ANY TIME! Every time you shop at Kroger with your loyalty card, the Golden Eagle Band wins! Select Richardson High School Area Band Club Account BK510  for your preferred Community Rewards recipient and a percentage of your shopping proceeds will be sent to the GEB!
  3. MARCH-A-THON – This is our main fundraiser, held in September each year, where the WHOLE BAND pulls together to get a minimum of $200 per band member in donations. More information is provided on the Band March-A-Thon link to the left on this page.
  4. UP TEMPO – This is an annual, donation-based email fundraiser. 90% of the funds raised goes to the Golden Eagle Band. This is an easy way to make LOTS of money and helps to bring our band fees down!
  5. MATTRESS PALOOZA – We turn the band hall in early Spring into a sales showroom for brand new, brand name (Simmons, Southerland, Restonic) mattress sets and related accessories priced up to 50% off retail prices. All sales help support the GEB! Kids help by passing out flyers ahead of time, spreading the word around their neighborhood, and holding up signs on intersections near school during the sale to help drum up business.
  6. COOKIE DOUGH SALES – Packets will be sent home with students for a frozen cookie dough through Great American Opportunities. Orders can be taken in person for cash or check for the two-week duration in the Fall. Orders arrive at the band hall before Thanksgiving Break for students to deliver to friends and family.
  7. SPIRIT WEAR – Our amazing Spirit Wear team sells THE BEST assortment of RHS spirit wear, gear & accessories at school registration, Friday night home football games, and other events throughout the year. Be sure and visit them to get decked out in all your RHS finery, and please volunteer to help them sell their wares at football games.
  8. BAND SPIRIT NIGHTS – Several times during the school year we will announce that a local restaurant will be donating a portion of a particular evening’s receipts to the band. Just show up on the designated date & time with as many friends and family as you can find, mention the GEB when you buy dinner, and enjoy the fellowship and food – the Golden Eagle Band will then get a nice check from the restaurant!

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