The Booster Beat

February 13 2022

February Whirl Wind

As we wrap up the Fruit and Butter Braid sale, we turn our focus to Jazz Festival February 18th & 19th, Fish Fry night February 25th, and Sound of Sun Prairie 2022 Season Kickoff February 22nd. Whew!! Lots of exciting events to come yet this month.

What's that saying, "Many hands make light work" We NEED volunteers to make the Jazz Festival and Fish Fry night successful events. We've been known to break records during the Fish Fry event would love to do it again this year!

If you have any questions reach out to anyone on our Booster Board of Directors or check out our FAQ's webpage.

30th Annual Sun Prairie Jazz Fest. February 18th-19th.

February 18th, Middle School Jazz Festival with concert at CHUMS, 6pm.

Guest Clinicians will work with the Middle School Jazz students during the School Day and perform in an evening concert. Everyone is invited to attend the concert.

February 19th, High School Jazz Festival All Day event with an evening concert at the SPHS PAC.

Sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY.

Many Jazz bands from the midwest come for the day to work with Jazz Clinicians


Band Booster & Sound of Sun Prairie Kickoff Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30pm

888 Grove Street

Sun Prairie, WI

Everyone is invited!

Short 30-minute booster meeting right before the SOSP Kick-off meeting.

Meeting will take place in the Band area.

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When: 5:00pm-8pm, February 25th, 2022

Where: The Round Table, 1611 N Bristol St Sun Prairie WI 53590

Cost: $13

3 pc Deep Fried Cod (bake or fry) or 6 pc Shrimp, or 3 pc Chicken Tenders.

Includes: Baked Potato or French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll

We will be preselling tickets at Lesson Academy on Tuesday night from 7-8pm and at the Booster/SOSP Meeting.

Masks will be required in the building unless you are eating.

Band Boosters partner with the Bernie Powers Band Foundation and the Knights of Columbus.

Proceeds go towards the Sun Prairie Band program and Band scholarships.


Ages 12 and up can volunteer. Two shifts available, you can work one shift or both.

Unable to volunteer? You can donate Baked Goods for our Dessert Sale by 4:30pm that day.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Perko 608-239-0359 or


Viral sensation group, the Huntertones, are coming to Sun Prairie to visit with our Middle School bands and perform at the PAC, March 14th 7pm

Tickets will be $10. Purchase online here: Huntertones Concert

Learn more about the Huntertones by visiting

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
  • Transportation
  • Jazz Program
  • Sound of Sun Prairie Program
  • Varsity Point Awards
  • Scholarships

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.

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Varsity Points

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.

The Booster Beat is published during the school year.

This newsletter will be delivered electronically. If you prefer to receive this newsletter via US Mail, please send an email to the editor at In your email, please list your name, your child’s name, and which band they are in. If email is not an option, please contact your child’s band director.


Sale: January 31st to February 14th (you can start selling now)

Delivery Day: Thursday March 10th

Details: Visit our website page Butter Braid

A Butter Braid is a yummy pastry that comes frozen. Very simple to make, take it out of the freezer the night before to unthaw, bake in the oven the next morning for a delicious treat.