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SBOB holds three annual fundraisers that make up over 90% of our operating budget. Find out more below and see how we are taking steps to continue our community events and supporting students in the current pandemic. 

Tag Day

Held in late August or early September, Tag Day is a community-wide event where students travel door-to-door to ask for donations. Now in its 62nd year, over 600 students and 150 adults take part in the fundraiser. It is our largest fundraiser of the year and supports all SBOB programs. Visit the Donate tab at the top of the page to get started.

This year: Tag Day will be virtual and no contact. Students will travel door-to-door and leave door hangers that have all of the information needed to make a donation online or by mail. 

Crafts Show features over 200 crafters and vendors and is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It also serves as a performance space for our bands and Sycamore Advanced Strings. In addition to selling booth space to vendors, we raise money through a bake sale and raffle. The SBOB Crafts Show is free and open to the public. 

This year: Join us on May 15 for our Arts and Crafts show in the Sycamore High School Parking Lot! Contact for more information.

Pancake Day

In its 58th year, Pancake Day has grown into a community celebration of the arts and coincides with the Sycamore Fine Arts Festival. Enjoy a pancake meal while listening to performances from all of the bands and orchestras of Sycamore! Tickets for pancakes are sold by students in the weeks prior to the event and can also be purchased online. 

This year: We are sorry to announce that our traditional Pancake Day for 2021 will not take place.  Check back soon to see if an alternate event is scheduled.


Amount of funds that go directly to students


Donations from the community directly fund the following:

  • Music and instructional supplies

  • Student scholarships

  • Instrument purchases and repair

  • Hiring area musicians to work with our students in grades 5-12

  • Extracurricular band and orchestra activities like Marching Band design and uniforms, SEE1 electric orchestra, Jazz Band, and Sycamore Advanced Strings


You don't have to wait until a fundraiser rolls around to help us out