Fundraising - Support the Madison Central Band
Fundraising is the key to the Madison Central Band’s success. The Madison Central Band Boosters offer a variety of different activities to help keep the band program in championship form. We need everyone’s help to make each educational opportunity available to our students and to continue to achieve the high level of success that has become the legacy of the program.
ON-GOING FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Restaurant and Event Fundraisers
Throughout the year, restaurants and establishments in the Richmond community host “fundraising nights” that allow Madison Central families & friends to enjoy a meal or event while supporting the band! Madison Central Band Boosters receives a percentage of all purchases made during these special events. Watch for announcements on social media.
One of the band’s primary fundraisers is working concessions at Eastern Kentucky University’s football and basketball games. The band has contracted with the university for many years and has established a reputation of excellence. Students who are sixteen as well as band parents and grandparents come together at these events to sell popcorn, drinks and food. Madison Central’s band is large, so working the concession stand is an easy way to get to know fellow band members and parents outside of your section.
One of the most exciting, and financially rewarding, fundraisers in which the band participates annually is working at the Kentucky Oaks and Derby! Every year, our students, aged sixteen and older, and our parent volunteers head to Louisville to carve meat and act as food runners inside Churchill Downs during the most exciting race in all of sports. Dressed in chef hats and white jackets, our boosters and students serve the folks attending the Derby and the Oaks on Millionaire’s Row. It is so much fun, not to mention a way for the band to make significant progress towards our fundraising efforts!
FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND PRODUCTS
Cheese and Sausage, Cookie Dough, and Candle Fundraise
Each September, the Madison Central Band kicks off its annual, cheese, cookie dough, and Candleberry candles fundraiser in band classes and after school for the color guard. The products typically arrive in early October. This fundraiser plays an essential role in making sure the group has the sheet music, musical instruments, materials, and equipment it will need for the fall semester. We ask that each student’s goal is to sell at least 5 items.
Fruit and Nut
A long-standing community tradition, each November the Madison Central Band holds its Fruit and Nut sale. Directly shipped from Florida, the band sells a variety of citrus fruit that is
Tournament of Bands (TOB)
Each fall, the Madison Central Band hosts its very own Tournament of Bands with some of the finest marching bands throughout the Commonwealth. The all-day competition is held on the campus of Madison Central and also serves as a fundraiser for the marching band.
FUNDRAISE WHILE YOU SHOP
Kroger Card Community Rewards Program
Simply register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter the NPO number or select Madison Central Band from the list and click on confirm. Madison Central Band’s NPO Number is 11035. Remember, purchases will not count for Madison Central Band until after you register your card(s). Simply swipe your Kroger card every time you make a purchase and you will earn money for the Madison Central Band!
Please note: If you use your phone number at the register, call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
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