Donations Needed!

Hello Band and Orchestra parents…

As discussed in previous parent meetings, we need to raise around $43,000 to operate the Instrumental Music Program at Rocky this year.  Keep in mind, if we break the total down, it amounts to $300 per band student, and $250 per orchestra student.  We appreciate the generosity of parents, extended family, and friends of the program that have already helped us toward our goal this year.  Our SnapRaise campaign, Panda Express night, and direct donations have brought in $8,000.  The currently-running Butter Braid fundraiser will bring in $5 profit for each braid sold.  Every little bit helps, and by pulling together, we are confident we can reach our goal!

Current Expenses

For immediate needs, these are the expenses we’re currently trying to fund:

Props/Backdrops for current show $1,500
Remaining payment for GMB Staff $4,500
Bussing for 3 competitions $2,100
Competition Registration Fees $300
Microphones for front ensemble $900
Drone Videography $200
Total $9,500

How can I help?  How do I donate?

You can continue your support through cash or checks (made out to Rocky Mountain Instrumental Music Boosters) delivered to Mr. Dewitt, or online through the booster website.

However, another option that could provide a greater tax incentive for you is to donate to the RMHS Music program via the West Ada Education Foundation.

Idaho residents are eligible for a 50 percent tax credit for donations made to the Education Foundation. Check out their website to learn more about the potential tax benefits of your donation.

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…just remember to specify “RMHS Band” or “RMHS Orchestra” when making the donation through the Foundation so that it gets properly distributed.

Thanks again for your generosity; the kids are very fortunate to have dedicated parents!

Go Grizzlies!

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