Welcome to the website of the Caledonia Middle and High School bands in Caledonia, Michigan.
Check out the 2014-2015 Band Sponsors here!
The CHS Band 2014-2015 Handbook can be downloaded here. This is a great reference for everything you need to know about the 2014-2015 season.
Here are some easy things you can do to help!
We're pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our organization. It's called "Scrip", and it's the fundraising program that works while you shop. Scrip is simply a word that means "substitute money" - in other words, Scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They're the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including Meijer, D & W, JCPenney, Wendy's, Shell, Pizza Hut, Target, Speedway, Home Depot and many, many others.
You're probably asking yourself how these stores help raise money. It's simple -- Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gilft certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like ours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. And Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business...
You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling...
Your student receives funds directly deposited into their Band Boosters account.
Caledonia Band Boosters has chosen to place 90% of the posted revenue into your student's individual band account. The remaining 10% will go to the Band Boosters for shipping, handling and the purchase of supplies. (The funds in your student's band account may be used for marching band camp, uniform and instrument fees, and the like. Any funds remaining in your student's account will be donated to the Caledonia Band Booster's when you student leaves the band program).
The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the stores that participate in the Scrip program! And Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out. The Caledonia Band Boosters Scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program.
Questions? Please email Jenny Kuck.
D&W Cash For Class: The Caledonia Bands are participating in the D&W and Family Fare Cash for Class program. You can register your YES Card to donate a certain percentage off the total of your purchases to the Band Program. This is only during certain times of the year, but sign-up now so you are ready when it is time! Click here to Set up your account and designate Caledonia Bands as your choice! See below for instructions.
Gordon Foods Fun Funds: We also participate in the Gordon Foods Fun Funds Rebate Program. When you use your card a percentage of all your purchases will be donated to the Band, plus you are eligible for discounts and coupons once you register. Click here to get started Caledonia school code 2544890
Volunteer Opportunities/General Announcements:
Get the Charms Calendar on your Mobile Device: You can Sync our charms band calendar to your iphone, android, blackberry, and windows device. Follow this link for instructions.
It isn't to late to return the fundraising letters. Please get them to Mr. Wellfare and we will send them out for you! If you need a copy, click here. To date we only have 40 band students that handed in the FUNDRAISING LETTER CAMPAIGN which was handed out at the Parent Meeting in July. This is our largest fundraiser and without participation we will have to come up with additional fundraising ideas which will involve asking more time from parents to volunteer. The letter fundraiser is an opportunity for everyone to participate without creating a large parent time participation commitment. If you have misplaced the forms that need to be filled out please let us know & we will be happy to send the 5 forms home with your band student. If you are not sure what we are talking about click here to see the cover letter & a copy of the letter that needs to be filled out (total of 5 given to each household).
We have some lofty fundraising goals this year, which if met, will reduce camp costs for everyone!
Thanks to all of you that have already turned in your forms, it is greatly appreciated!
Please contact the Band Boosters with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the website and Calendar often. All volunteer opportunities are shown on each event as a multicolored hand icon. Click on it to sign-up! All that shows up to other people is your name!
Support our sponsors for the 2014-2015 band season here!
Buy a Band Window Sticker ($3.00) to show your support. Click here to see it
GORDON FOODS FUN FUNDS – Every time you shop at Gordon Foods & use your Fun Funds card Caledonia Bands will receive quarterly rebate dollars. Sign up online to support our Bands & at the end of the sign-up you will be able to print a coupon which gives the band $10 once you make a $50 purchase. You will also get to print a $10 coupon for yourself to use during your 2nd $50 worth of purchases. See screen shots in the 1-8-2013 Booster minutes, showing you how to sign-up. Just click on this link to get started. Caledonia school code 2544890
The D&W fund raiser notice can be found here
Click the image below to learn how to become a 'yes' member or learn how to enroll in the "Cash for Class" program. Don't forget you need to update your 'Yes' card each yard. Last years's groups have been removed from all cards. Click here to log into your account by entering your email address and password under 'Returning Members' and go to your "My Profile" page to link your group name to your card.
Watch this website to keep tabs on the schedule and events for the 2014-2015 band and school year. If you didn't get the 2014-2015 Handbook, you can also download it here.
Find us and other bands on the MARCHING.COM web site.
The public CHARMS calendar can be found here .
The direct link to the CHARMS parent/students area can be found here