The Booster Beat
January 9 2022
It's hard to believe that as we begin a new year already half the school year is behind us. The first semester has brought the kids back together. It was wonderful to attend concerts this past fall and winter. The second half of the year will definitely be busy. Epoch will be performing at basketball games, the Jazz Festival will be back in person, and Sound will be starting. The band boosters have planned several fundraisers in the next couple of months, including the pizza sale which starts this week. We hope this helps families raise funds for their students to use for lesson academy, summer band camps, Sound of Sun Prairie or the Florida trip. So many great things to look forward to in the next couple of months. So from the entire executive board, we wish you a Happy New Year!
General Band Booster Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30pm
888 Grove Street
Sun Prairie, WI
Everyone is invited!
Short 30-minute meeting right before the SOSP Kick-off meeting.
Meeting will take place in the Band area.
January/February we have multiple food sale fundraisers available to take part in.
These will be our last food sale events of the school year where you can earn individual band ledger funds .
1. Emil's Pizza sale
2. Butter Braid sale
3. Fruit Sale
EMIL'S FROZEN PIZZA SALE STARTS NOW!
Delivery Day: Thursday February 10th
Details: Visit our website Emil's Frozen Pizza page to view and print order forms
Each pizza sold will generate $1 to band member's ledger account. Funds can be used for multiple expenses, for details view Fundraising FAQ's
BUTTER BRAID SALE - January/February
Each braid sold will generate $2 to band member's ledger account.
Details coming soon.
SPRING FRUIT SALE - January/February
Details coming soon.
FISH FRY - FEBRUARY 25TH, 2022
Where: The Round Table, 1611 N Bristol St Sun Prairie WI 53590
3 pc Deep Fried Cod or 3 pc Baked Cod, 6 pc Shrimp, or 3 pc Chicken Tenders.
Includes: Baked Potato or French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll
THIS IS A HUGE EVENT!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
We will be sending out a Sign-up Genius soon asking for bakery goods to sell at the bake sale and volunteers to serve at the event.
Band Boosters partner with the Bernie Powers Band Foundation.
GET YOUR HUNTERTONES TICKETS NOW!!
Tickets will be $10. Purchase online here: Huntertones Concert
Learn more about the Huntertones by visiting
- website at https://www.huntertones.com/ or
- on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @huntertonesband
Proceeds from this concert will support the SOSP performance in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in July 2022.
How does Fundraising help you?
By participating in one or multiple fundraisers you can earn funds into your CHARMS Ledger Account! Funds can be used for multiple music fees throughout the school year.
For details check out the following links.
The Booster funds are used to help cover costs for many great opportunities for ALL band members 6th grade through 12th grade. Here are just a few things we help provide for:
- National Guest Clinicians visit and work with the Bands
- Concert and SOSP Band Uniforms
- Lesson Academy
- Jazz Program
- Sound of Sun Prairie Program
- Varsity Point Awards
Please remember that ALL student ledgers zero out at the end of the school year to preserve the booster tax exempt status. All requests for ledger use must be made before August 1.
Starting in 9th grade your band student will earn points when participating in various band opportunities. The points will accumulate through 12th grade. Once the student reaches a certain point level they receive an award.
12 points or greater earns a Varsity Letter
24 points or greater earns an Instrument Pin
36 points or greater earns a Ribbon
48 points or greater earns a Medallion
To earn points, student must participate in one or more of the following:
1 point per semester in Band
1 point per semester in Jazz (one point given for Essentially Ellington in NYC)
2 points for participation in Epoch Sound (1 football and 1 basketball)
3 points per season in Sound of Sun Prairie (entered in July)
2 points for participation in SPHS “Pit” Orchestra
1 point for participation in Solo & Ensemble (no points for “Solo Night”)
1 additional point for participation in State Solo & Ensemble (entered on 5/1)
1 point for WYSO
1 point for High School Honors Band
1 point for Winds of Wisconsin
1 point for Full Orchestra
1 point for Chamber groups (.5 point per semester)
Recognition of Varsity Points will be awarded at the
Spring Band Concert and at the end-of-season Sound of Sun Prairie picnic.