Hello parents! Today we kicked off our yearly Music Department Fundraiser. This is an incredibly important event for us. We are so lucky to have such a strong and successful music program here at Riverside. There are nearly 1000 kids grades 5-8 involved in band, orchestra, or choir. And a program of that size can’t run on its own, without a little help. Our fundraiser allows us, the directors, to provide amazing musical experiences for your children.
The funds brought in during this fundraiser help with:
- Music for Concerts
- New Instruments and Equipment
- Instrument Repairs
- Entrance Fees for Competitions and Contests
- Bus Fees for Field Trips (ISSMA, King’s Island, ISO Trips, other)
- Visits and Workshops with Guest Musicians
- Sectional Coaches
And, most importantly, our 6th Grade Adjunct Teachers. I could not teach the beginning program on my own; can you imagine the classroom situation! Our assistant teachers give so much of their time helping and teaching the 130+ beginners. We currently have eight AMAZING men and women who come to Riverside each week. They are top-notch professional musicians and teachers in their own right, lending their talents to our program. Without the fundraiser, I can’t afford to bring them in.
We are asking each student to help our cause. Century Resources has been a great program in the past, and we are excited to work with them again. Your child hopefully brought home all the information today. If you need more information, let me know. This is a fast fundraiser – forms are due back to me by the day before Spring Break – March 31st. That is next Thursday (mmmm, Spring Break!)
Century Resources also provides online sales for out-of-town family and friends who may wish to support the program. You can find their website here: Century Resources . Click on “Shop Now” and enter your child’s school and name. Any sales will be credited to their name. Even better, the items ship directly to the customer – no pickup or delivery on your part!
Thank you so very much in advance! I am ever grateful to have such supportive families in the orchestra program.