14-Sep-17: CHSBPA Fundraising Update

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:48 PM by Mark Nowicki

September 12, 2017


Dear Band Parents and Students:


I hope that the start of the school year is going well for everyone.  I am very excited to see the band perform this weekend!  I wanted to take a moment to update you on the fundraisers to date and to ask for your continued support and volunteerism, especially with the upcoming Music In Motion on October 7th.


The car show was a success. The students did a TREMENDOUS job with donations and the 50/50 raffle sales! Net proceeds: $1,296.47. This was slightly higher than last year, with about 15 fewer cars participating. We are continuing to learn a lot about running a show and next year promises to be even better.

Special thanks to the band members: Grace Azaula, Laxman Singanamala, Jacob Lanzer, Julia Drozdowski, Sara Drozdowski, Caylee Butler, Liz Heller, Lily Amodei, Jack Ganzle, Michelle Bowman, Madeline Meyers, Wenxuan Xie, Jack Hangan, Steph Smith, Abby Mellitt, Isaac Crawford, RJ Streater, Audrey Zhu, Sam Unsworth

Special thanks to our parents: Jim and Lisa Butler, Dave and Sue DeLancy, Tina and Vic Amodei, Tim Orcutt, Sue Mellitt, Elizabeth Crawford, Fran and Bob Bowman, Mark Nowicki, John NiCastro, Fiona Dellostritto, Eric Azaula, Andrea Meyers, Gina Warburton, Yujuan (June) Guo



We mailed over 300 letters and forms out to date.  Last week, we handed out a sheet of 3-5 businesses to each student at the end of rehearsal. If you did not receive a list of contacts, please let Mrs. Mellitt or me know. If every student/family did 3-5 we would knock this out of the park! All you need to do is ask people you know.  Our total campaign to date: $ 3,375.00. We have 1 Platinum, 2 Gold, and 1 Silver level sponsor to date. Let’s keep up the momentum!!  There are many levels of sponsorship to sell – every dollar counts! Here is a link to the form: Sponsor Campaign Form



Reminder to all – please make your tax-free donation to the band in lieu of paying membership dues and check with your employer regarding matching gifts! To date we have $1,780.00 in donations. Thank you to those who have made your contribution. Here is a link to the form: Member Donation Form.



All Hands on Deck!! Thank you to those already signed up for a role.  There is still much to do to plan and execute our home show that is just around the corner. Please sign up here: MiM Parent Volunteer. We will host another meeting for those who have signed up soon. If you have any questions on any of the roles we need filled, please reach out to me or one of the sub-chairs listed below:


Mark Nowicki – Food Concessions (prep,cook, cashier, servers)

Fran Bowman – Retail Sales/Admission Gate (gate ticket sales, program distribution, retail sales tent)

Pam Fielding – Bake Sale (sales day of show, bakers)

Dave DeLancy – Beachmaster (parking, band arrival and staging, field gate sequencing, field coordination)

Sue Mellitt – Bleacher Security (traffic control onto bleachers during show, assist 50/50 sales)

Peter Blagys – Money Pit (cash management, runners)

Laura Hendry – Program, Alumni/VIP Hospitality (design program, raffles, invitations, tickets)

Mark Drozdowski – Show Script and Announcing (work with Music Dept to draft script, announce show)

Joe Campbell – Logistics (overall show set up and logistics)

Phil Unger – 50/50 Raffle sales

Music Office – Band Director/Judges Hospitality


Thank you for your support. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend! Contact me at president@ramband.com or avid613@yahoo.com with any questions on the fundraisers and how you can help.


Go RamBand!!


Laura Vuolo Hendry

President, CHSBPA