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FUNDRAISING

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. 

A community-wide event since 1936, Tag Day is held in August or September. Each year, over 600 students as they travel door-to-door to ask for donations. 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.

Tag Day is Saturday, September 17th, 2021. Students will travel door-to-door for donations. They will also leave door hangers that include the information needed to donate online or via mail. 

Our annual Crafts Show features performances from Sycamore band and orchestra students and hosts over 200 crafters and vendors. SBOB Craft craft began in 2000 and is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

In addition to selling booth space to vendors, we raise money through a bake sale and raffle. The SBOB Arts & Crafts Show is free and open to the public. 

Join us on November 19th, 2021 at Sycamore High School for the SBOB Arts & Crafts Show. Contact craftshow@sbob.org for more information.

Dating back to 1941, Pancake Day has grown into a community celebration of the arts coinciding with the Sycamore Fine Arts Festival. Enjoy a pancake breakfast while listening to performances from 5th-12th grade bands and orchestras! You may purchase tickets for pancake breakfasts from students and online in the weeks prior to the event.

Pancake Day  will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at Sycamore High School. Come by to hear some great music by our students and eat some of our famous pancakes!  

98%

Amount of funds that go directly to students

WHAT WE FUND.

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, Sycamore Rock Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Sycamore Advanced Strings

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