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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 is September 18th! Students will travel door-to-door for donations. The will also 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 November 20th at Sycamore High School for our Arts and Crafts Show. 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: Pancake Day 2022 will be held on February 26th at Sycamore High School. Come by to hear some great music by our students and support our organization.


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