3 WAYS TO SUPPORT US AND OUR STUDENTS.
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.
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.
Craft 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 Craft Show is free and open to the public.
This year: Stay tuned for a possible outdoor event this spring! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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: Mark your calendars, Pancake Day is scheduled to be February 27th, 2021.
Amount of funds that go directly to students
WHAT WE FUND.
Donations from the community directly fund the following:
Music and instructional supplies
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