Jazz Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Dear Summit Band and Colorguard Parents,
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Jazz Dinner and Silent Auction! Entertainment will be provided by our own Summit Jazz Band and the Wester Middle School Jazz band. We’re planning an entertaining evening of great music, dinner with friends and fun items to win in our Silent Auction. So, please join us to support this annual Summit High School Jaguar Band fundraiser!
We need your help:
Donate a quality item that fits the ‘theme’ basket assigned to your student. This is a fundraiser that benefits the ENTIREband, and every member is asked to donate an item (valued at $20 or more) to be used in the silent auction. As a thank you, you’ll receive a point toward your student’s activity fee. Contributions can be left in the appropriate boxes in the band hall. Small items or gift cards can be placed in the Boosters’ white mailbox. Please label donations with your student’s name and section. Donations are suggested on the attached list and are due by end of school on Friday, February 24.
Contact businesses you frequent and ask for a donation for our silent auction. Summit Band Boosters is a non-profit organization and donations are a tax write-off. The donation letter is attached.
Donate something of value from your family: a basket of goodies, an unused gift, a service you or your family could provide (lawn services, photography), tickets, timeshare opportunities or other items someone might enjoy.
We also need donations of empty LARGE BASKETS to display the auction items.
To Purchase Tickets:
Tickets are $15 per person ($145 per reserved table of 8). The $15 ticket includes dinner. There are $5 tickets available for those who come just for the entertainment. Desserts will be offered for a cash donation. You do not have to have a Jazz Band musician to join in the fun and support the band! This is a family-friendly event, and we are looking forward to having a great time. Tickets will either be sent home with students or can be picked up at the entry way the night of the event.
Tickets will be sold after school in the band hall on February 23 and 27. Order forms and payment can be placed in the Band Boosters’ white mailbox located near the band office until the end of school on Tuesday, February 28.
It’s not too late to volunteer! Watch for a sign-up email. If you have any questions, please call us. We look forward to seeing you there and having a memorable night!
The Band Boosters
BAND SECTION BASKET THEMES
SILENT AUCTION 2023
*To make baskets most marketable for the silent auction, please donate an item (or items) you would enjoy receiving!
Clarinets – “Cookout and Tailgate”
Suggestions: BBQ tools, skewers, sauces, marinades, spices, apron, grill brush, oven mitt, plastic dishes or trays, camp chairs, pop-up tent.
Percussion– “Movie Night”
Suggestions: Tickets to local movie theaters, Candy, Popcorn bucket, DVDs, movie memorabilia, Gift Cards to Redbox, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy.
French Horns and Bass Clarinets – “Disney”
Suggestions: Disney gift cards, collectibles, stuffed animals, autograph album, Disney blanket or t-shirt
Saxophones/Tubas – “Fun in the Sun”
Suggestions: camp chairs, pool floats, beach towels, drink cooler, picnic basket, outdoor games
Flutes/Piccolos/Double Reeds – “Pampered Pets”
Suggestions: Pet beds, Treats, Toys, Catnip, Grooming products, Gift certificates for groomers, Leashes, Collars, Pet clothing, Chew toys, Food bowls, Placemats, Treat jars, PetSmart gift cards, Petco gift cards, for either a dog or cat.
Trumpets/Euphoniums/Trombones – “Spa Day”
Suggestions: masks, lotions, nail polish, bubble bath, candles, gift certificate to massage or nail places, gift certificate for salon
Color Guard – “Family Fun Night”
Suggestions: Board games, Card games, Dominoes, Karaoke Machine, Puzzles, Popcorn bucket, DVDs, Gift card to carry out restaurants, Putt Putt, Bowling, Movie tickets, Ice cream stores, Yogurt stores, Museum tickets
*If donating items that are perishable or contain alcohol, please do NOT place these items in the basket drop off bins in the Band Hall. Email email@example.com to arrange for a pickup.
- Setting up your fundraiser profile now will make our lives easier for the future. This profile will directly link to our donation drive fundraiser next marching season. We would then only have to set up freshmen next year!
- This fundraiser will help me decide band fees for the coming year.
- I want to do two fundraisers a year starting next year. This one in Jan/Feb, and a donation drive in July/August. If it feels like we have been fundraising a lot this year, you are right. Ido notwant to continue that in the future. Without too much detail, there are some things we had to pay for from last year that ate into our budget this year.
- Seniors can give back by helping the program that has given a lot to them. If you are able to get a person to subscribe to the coupon book and that person re-subscribes, the program gets that money automatically, and you get that satisfaction of leaving a little legacy.
- Many, many other things – you can ask your student about it.