Each year, the All-City Band Society has several fundraising events. These include such things as Purdy's Chocolates, Dessert and Dance and Grocery Bagging. Dates for these events will be on our Calendar on this website.
Types of Fundraising
General Fundraiser means that members contribute work or goods but the profits go into the general All-City Band Society fund not into individuals’ fundraising balances. Instead, the profits go towards scholarships, awards, lessons, instrument purchase, etc. as well as sometimes being used to subsidize travel.
Some examples are Dessert & Dance, Bakesales, etc.
Dessert & Dance - a fundraiser that combines snacking on home-made desserts and dancing to big band jazz, with performances by the All-City Jazz Band and special guests, The BIG Band. Included are dance lessons put on by DanceSport North of 60. This event is open to the public and gives our Jazz band a chance to perform in a different venue. Members not performing are often involved in serving desserts, set-up for the event, baking desserts, decorating, silent auction, clean-up, etc. Generally this event is run by Junior and Senior members only as profits from this event have traditionally been used to subsidize trip costs.
Individual Fundraiser means that the more you sell or work, the more profit you earn towards your own individual fundraising balance. Members can choose to participate in Individual fundraisers. Go to the Fundraising Policy to see what the earned funds can be applied to.
Examples are: Purdy’s Chocolates, Grocery Bagging, etc.
Purdy’s Chocolate fundraiser – this fundraiser runs twice a year, for Christmas and Easter distribution. Purdy’s Chocolate is popular in Whitehorse so members have the opportunity to make lots of money. Profits to individuals are usually 20%. For Christmas 2012, the All-City Band Society saw sales of $61,000.
Grocery Bagging – this fundraiser runs 2 – 3 times a year. Members sign-up for shifts and the overall profits are divided by members working and the total time that they worked. Adult band members who supervise receive the same pay as a student member who is bagging.