It is our our purpose to raise funds only as much as needed to enhance the educational content of the band program. Fundraising pays for equipment and activities that are not covered under the curricular spending of Penncrest High School. Conversely, we do not fundraise to provide curricular materials as the school budget is the appropriate source for those materials.
Examples of things that we would raise funds for are: trips, clinicians, operating budgets for non-curricular ensembles such as Indoor Percussion, Winter Guard, or Jazz Band, additional staffing for those ensembles, and occasional enhancements to the program such as our storage trailer, or our golf cart.
We strive to raise funds using activities that are consistent with the quality and the mission of the Penncrest band. When possible, the band members are to do the majority of the work. Products offered should be of the highest quality. And when possible, activities should benefit the community through service or by bringing a musical experience to our area.
Our Two Types of Fundraisers
Band members participate in individual and group fundraisers. Individual fundraisers are optional activities designed to help students lower their cost towards their trips or extra curricular ensembles. Group fundraisers are mandatory group activities where all band members work together to raise funds for the good of the program. These funds go towards, among other things, the end of the year banquet.
How Your Band Account Works
Funds raised through individual activities are recorded in individual accounts held at a local bank and monitored by our treasurer. We issue statements of account periodically to band members so they know their balance. Band members can elect to spend this money on either trips or ensemble fees. These funds are ultimately the property of the Penncrest Band, and therefore band members are not able to withdraw funds for any other reason. Upon leaving the program, a band member can bequeath their remaining balance, if there is one, to another band member. If no such direction is given, the balance will be put toward the group funds to benefit the entire band.
Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale
Wawa Sales take place late October to mid-November.
One of our most successful individual fundraisers. Your customer gets a coupon for a 6" Wawa hoagie of their choice for $4.00 instead of the regular price, and $1.00 goes into your individual band account for each coupon you sell. Coupons are good at any Wawa location and they never expire. Forms should be returned with your check to "Penncrest Band" before the deadline. Proceeds help reduce individual members' costs for their band trip.
Holiday Craft Show
Annual date: Saturday before Thanksgiving. Click here for the Craft Show Announcement.
We are looking forward to having you make this year's Holiday Craft Show a huge success. Over 100 crafters annually display their wares at our show. Kick off your holiday shopping with our unique and artistic offerings while enjoying live performances by Penncrest Band ensembles.
Our tradition of unloading and loading assistance, live music, raffles, supervised activities for children, and refreshments throughout the day will continue! For crafters, join us by simply completing the Registration/Release form and return it as indicated with the $40.00 fee. We will honor requests for the same location as the previous year for returning crafters who submit their forms one month prior to the show date. After that, spots will be assigned as registrations are received. Please note we do not provide tables.
Band members will work throughout the day as setup and cleanup crews, Kid's Korner supervisors, food service workers, raffle workers and musicians. Shifts will be assigned in class the week prior to the show. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and a great time for everyone involved.
See the slideshow here.
Annual Date: Saturday of President's Day Weekend
Our annual indoor show features competitive units in the fields of indoor percussion, color guard, dance, and majorette performance. Last year, we had over 40 units from 4 different states. The band raises funds through ticket sales, ad sales for the program book, and food sales. Band members are involved in a number of duties throughout the day, in addition to our own units in performance.