So where does the money go?
From the By-Laws, under Article II-Purposes: "...to promote the education of students at Wauwatosa East High School, Wauwatosa, WI, in the field of band instrumental music; to receive and maintain a fund or funds to use and apply for such educational purposes...".
In short: We support the education of band members and raise funds to help pay for that education. We are projected to need in excess of $31,400 for 2014-2015 to support that initiative.
Band Boosters understand the old adage "There's no such thing as a free lunch." Their response is to put the lunch on the table, literally. $1700 will go to providing meals for the entire band before the Camp Preview Show, the dinner at Germantown and the State Marching Competition in Whitewater.
Speaking of those Marching Competitions, we will also pay the entrance fees to all of them, to the tune of $775. We'll also pay for the transportation that takes the band and it's equipment on the road throughout the year while providing adult supervision through volunteers from our ranks for every event. That tacks on another $5100 plus the volunteers' time.
On the educational side of the ledger there is $5100 earmarked for clinicians to enrich the excellent training already afforded. $6700 will go toward Scholarships, Band Awards, Solo & Ensemble Registration & Medals. Jazz Recording Fees, Equipment for the Color Guard and Operational Expenditures make up the rest of the budget.
The GREATEST INVESTMENT made by this organization is the INVESTMENT OF TIME by it's members. It is people offering to serve those meals. It is people offering to chaperone the road trips and concert events. It is people acting as the roadies for loading and unloading equipment trucks. It is people working the Concession Stands at Hart Park. It is people working the tables for Registration, Tosa Fest, bake sales and Spirit Wear at school functions.
It is people actively supporting these events with their physical presence...THAT is the lifeblood that pumps the heart of Wauwatosa East Red Raider Band Boosters.
We're always eager to welcome new volunteers.
Come and join in the fun! Find out how, click here.
Red Raider Band Boosters Fundraisers
Miller Park Concessions
Hart Park Concessions
Pizzaria Piccola Night
Cranky Al's Nights
Tosa Fest Ticket Sale Booth
Click on the Volunteer page to see how to get involved!
RRBB ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
Here is our Red Raider Band Boosters organizational chart. Click on it and see where you are willing to help. All are welcomed and encourage to come to RRBB general meetings!