Band Booster Dinner & Auction
Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2014
Have you ever gone to the store and purchased something you liked or needed and watched as the cashier handed all the money back to your child? It seems impossible, but that’s exactly what happens at the Band Boosters’ Taco/Nacho Dinner & Auction.
Every year the Band Boosters sponsor a dinner and auction in the Seaman commons area. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and all of the proceeds are used to reduce your child’s costs to participate in band activities.
Who attends? Students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and business owners who have donated items to the auction. In all, we expect almost 500 people each year.
The Dinner—The boosters sell tickets to the dinner. Everyone eats in the east end of the commons, near the kitchen. The dinner usually consists of a nacho platter, drinks, and desserts, but it isn’t just about the food. It’s a social activity for all the students and parents. If you don’t want to eat a nacho platter, you don’t need a ticket to attend the auction. About 25% of the money we make for the students comes from the dinner portion.
Entertainment—During the dinner, the jazz bands will perform at the west side of the commons area. AND… since this isn’t a competition, you can expect everyone to ham it up a bit. We might even get Mr. Stahly to sing (he can’t resist the microphone!)
Master of Ceremonies—Depending on their availability, we typically have a celebrity Master of Ceremonies for the event. The MC is usually a radio or TV personality.
TV Coverage—We can expect the television stations to cover this event on the evening news.
Silent Auction—We set up tables in the center of the commons that will be filled with donated items and bid forms. Every half hour or so we close the bidding on a set of the tables, and the highest bidder wins the items. In the past, silent auction items have included: KU & KSU items, tailgate & Superbowl, spa, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Baskets. Unique Viking logoed apparel and glassware, gift certificates, creative items from the Seaman shop, and even gourmet desserts are also included.
Live Auction—After the silent auction, we bring out the bigger ticket items. A professional auctioneer works the crowd, but most of the bidding is a competition between parents and bragging rights. We typically auction a 20”x30” framed picture of the band in competition signed by every member of the band. There may also be jewelry, and sports and park tickets.
What can parents do to make the auction a success?
(click to print) DONATE! If you find cool things at the store that you think would make good silent auction items, grab them. Do you have a friend or a relative that owns a business? Ask them to donate a discount coupon, gift certificate, or an item. It will be the cheapest advertising that can buy for their business. If you have a hobby or skill, make something and donate it. It is fun to see how much your hobby item will bring to the auction. Sew something. Knit something. Paint something. Make a red and blue afghan or blanket. Have a secret recipe for an awesome candy or dessert? Make it and we will put it on the food table. Just bring your items to the set-up Saturday morning and we will find a place for it in the auction. We might even find other items to combine with your donation to create a basket.
- Help with set-up! The event typically runs from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, but a huge number of parents and kids come to the school at 9:00am for set-up. You don’t need an invitation to attend the set-up and we can use all the help we can get. It’s a little like wrapping Christmas presents. We sort the donations by theme. We create baskets. The brawny guys set up the tables and move them 17 times as the event coordinators change their minds. Kids and parents who enjoy long-distance walking carry the items to the tables. I can’t prove it, but I think some people come early to set-up just to get an advance look at the items for the auction, so they can plan their shopping for later! We usually pass the hat and order pizza for lunch and keep working!
- Attend the event! Bring as many people as you can get to come to the event. You will have fun and might even find some items you can’t live without!
Have questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can contact Marilyn Rigsby at email@example.com or (785) 234-2471.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Dinner & Auction.
SHS Band Boosters
Updated Email Address
Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015
Our young Ms. Eaverson done went and got herself hitched! You can now reach the new Mrs. Anna Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations Anna!
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Seaman Marching Vikings have won the Alamo Bowl marching competition, and will be marching the pre-game show Friday night!
WAY TO GO VIKES!
Official Neewollah DVD
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 (Boo!)
McHugh Video Productions will again be videotaping the Neewollah Marching Band Festival on November 1, 2014 at Independence, Kansas. You can expect multiple cameras with both wide shots and close-ups of each band to give you a memorable record of the day’s events. Several microphones will be on the field to capture those critical audio requirements.
§SPECIAL NOTE: This year we will only edit multiple camera footage with a minimum of 10 orders or more for each band. Less than 10 orders will have the wide shot camera only. Please encourage all parents to participate to get the great benefits of multiple cameras. Orders need to be received by November 30, 2014 to determine editing style.
We will have a booth for parents to make purchases in the football stadium. The form can also be mailed back to us with payment. Watch for the Grand Champion demo too.
K-State Marching Festival DVDs
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014
BOX5 Media is excited to announce that we will be filming the KSU Central States Marching Band Festival!
NEW FOR 2014
Digital downloads of your performance will be available within 72 hours of your performance. These digital files will play on most any device.
I’ve attached our order form for easy distribution to your parents. If they so choose, they can order online at http://www.box5.com. We also offer group orders allowing your parents to purchase DVDs for as low as $20! If your parents are interested in placing a group order, let us know how many DVDs you would like to order and we will give you a final price.
If you have any other questions, please let us know.
I wish you the best of luck and hope your fall band season has been going well so far.
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