The school district supplies many things to our program and we are very lucky to have this support. However, these funds cannot account for everything that goes into a successful band/marching band. A fundraising target is a goal for each student to raise into their Individual Student Account (ISA) that goes back to the Sioux Falls Washington High School Band Boosters who help cover all the costs for the year.
Note: this is not a FEE. The target covers travel costs (busing), drill writer, hiring of staff, construction of props, flag material, sticks, etc. Target amounts: marching band students - $225, jazz band students - $100, concert band students - $75 -- any additional amounts over the target will stay in the account for the next year, helping you to save for the four year rotational trip!
To help students meet these target amounts, fundraisers will be held throughout the school year. The marching band students sell discount cards during the late summer. Throughout the school year, we will have fundraisers that are open to all WHS Band students including World's Finest Chocolate, Puffins, and Flyboy Donuts. We also have some ongoing fundraisers including Hy-Vee cards, Interstate Batteries and RaiseRight gift cards.
To check your student's account balance and receive other information, click the link below and register with our Charms system.
RaiseRight (formerly ShopWithScrip)
Scrip cards are gift cards that you can use for purchases just like cash. Since the cards are purchased upfront, retailers give discounts or "rewards" of 2%-15% depending on the retailer. This revenue goes directly into your student's band account.
WHS Band Boosters will order the gift cards at a discount; families pay face value for the cards and the difference is an instant rebate for your favorite band student. RaiseRight offers a secure ACH online payment system, and orders can even be shipped to your door (fees apply). Orders for physical cards are placed on the 3rd Friday of the month.
For questions about the WHS Bands RaiseRight, email Linda Weidner at the link below.
Click below to make your WHS Bands RaiseRight account.
Click below to learn more about eGift cards and reloadable physical gift cards.
Click below to sign up for the RaiseRight Mobile App.
Click below to find answers to general questions about RaiseRight.
Flyboy Donuts & Jungle Bean Coffee
Order coffee and/or donuts with 35% or more of the profit supporting your favorite band student.
From a Flyboy Dozen to 'Jamaican Me Crazy' coffee beans, there's something for everyone with this local fundraiser!
Stay tuned this fall for order forms!
Band Discount Cards
$10 discount cards sold in the summer/early fall with great deals from local businesses. The discounts are valid through August of the next year.
The cards also feature the dates for marching band performances.
This fundraiser has one of the highest return rates for students, so check in with your favorite band member to get yours!
Contact Liz Fladmark for inquiries about advertising your business!
Hy-Vee card orders are due the first and third Monday of each month (Tuesday if Monday holiday).
Hy-Vee card orders (clearly label as Hy-Vee order) should be left in the designated envelope in the band room at the time your student has class or mailed/delivered to Liz Fladmark up until 8pm on due date. During summer months, all orders must be mailed/delivered to Liz Fladmark.
Hy-Vee card pick-up is available at Band Booster meetings, band events, or by contacting Liz Fladmark at LizFladmark@gmail.com
Packs of 24 – AA & AAA batteries available. The packs sell for $15 each and the students receive a profit of $9-$10 on each pack sold.
If you would like to order batteries, please email Liz Fladmark at LizFladmark@gmail.com to make arrangements for ordering your batteries.
The battery form is available online and you may print off the form. Batteries are also sold at Band Booster meetings, band concerts and other events.
Butterbraids & Puffins
From flaky puff pastries to artisan puff crust pizza, our Puffins fundraiser is a great way to "puff up" your student's band account this spring!
Stay tuned for order forms!