As with all school activities, there are many expenses left uncovered by the District. We offer several fundraisers throughout the year to cover both band expenses and individual expenses – such as our triennial trip to London to march in their New Years Day parade.
Band-Aides, West and Shawnee Mission West Band have a number of fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to provide many educational and administrative items to our band students and staff.
Our general fundraisers are:
The Spaghetti Dinner or Pancake Breakfast is usually held on a Saturday in October or November. Refer to Home page and Band calendar. In addition to a catered spaghetti dinner and home-made desserts,or the pancake breakfast, this year the event will feature the Viking Village Craft Fair!
The Chili Supper is usually held on Saturday in February. This supper includes homemade chili and chili dogs. The concert bands, jazz bands and percussion ensemble perform throughout the evening.
The “MEGA” car wash is usually held after band camp and around the start of the school year during those hot summer days. The band consistently washes well over 400 cars in each of three locations, including fire trucks from area stations! Lots of fun!
More details about these events and others will be posted as they become available. Years that the Band Students are going to London for the London New Years Day Parade there will be additional fundraisers to help the students afford the trip!
You can always check the event calendar to find out what fundraisers are coming up!