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YTBN

YTBN (Yet To Be Named) , under the direction of Matt Brennan and Matt Koscinski with choreography by Tom Terrien, is a co-curricular, varsity women’s show choir offered at Sauk Prairie High School. The group has been in existence for 10 years, and meets daily as a class at the school with one after school practice a week during the competition season. The performers range in age from Freshmen through Seniors. The ensemble also participates in concert events, and performs in the Music Department Madrigal Dinner each year.

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FUNDRAISERS

** Student Account Fundraisers

Participating in these will put money into your (student) account. We offer a variety of fundraisers for students to participate in. We offer these as an option to help make payments for Show Choir/Band trips or for band camp, instrument repair, music camps, etc. Some families choose to participate in several while some families do not participate at all. It is up to each family to determine their needs. If a scholarship is needed the student and parent are required to participate in several of the options.

 

* Student/SPMA Fundraisers

Participating in these will put money into your (student) account. In addition a small percentage of profit goes into the SPMA budget to help pay for the set up of the fundraiser and fund the music department programs. We offer these as an option to help make payments for Show Choir/Band trips or for band camp, instrument repair, music camps, etc. If financial aid is needed the student and parent are required to participate in several of the options.

 

SPMA FUNDRAISERS

Participating in these will put money into the general SPMA account. The profit of these fundraisers goes into the SPMA budget to help pay for the music department programs. The money goes to music and rights, dance choreography, band staff, costuming, props, help to defray the cost of transportation, scholarships and whatever else the music department may need.

 

Volunteers Needed for Our Fundraisers!

  1. **Rummage Sale
  2. **Scrip
  3. *Magazine Subscriptions
  4. *Candy, Gift Sales
  5. *Discount Cards
  6. *9th Street Revue
  7. *Brat Fest
  8. *Flag Raiser Fundraiser
  9. Cow Chip Wristbands
  10. Show Choir Invitational
  11. Bingo
  12. Marching Band Invitational
Rummage Sale

At this event, the students have the opportunity to clean their rooms and make money for their account at the same time. Students bring their items and sell them.

Chair: Rodney Arnett – 370-3270

When: Saturday November 22, 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Student Participation: Students bring their items, set-up their area, price items, sell items and clean-up their area. Students need to bring their own change.

Parent Participation: Encouraged Money: All money goes directly to the student’s account.

Through this program, you can buy gift cards for things you would normally buy (gas, groceries, clothing, etc.) and a portion of that gift card gets returned to you in your account (variable based on the vendor).

Chair: Dana Ballweg 370-2414

When: Ongoing throughout the year. Orders are turned in on the 15th and 30th of each month.

Parent Participation: Send in purchase orders to Dana by the deadlines each month that you need new gift cards.

Money: All money goes directly to the student’s account.

Students can earn money by selling magazine subscriptions and receive a portion of the sales for their personal accounts. Materials will be handed out during school.

Chair: Mr. Brennan 643-5956

When: Month of September

Student Participation: Students sell these subscriptions and return appropriate paper work and money by deadline. Materials will be handed out during school.

Parent Participation: Encouraged Money: This money goes to both the student account and the general account.

The first $10 goes to the general account with the remaining profit going to the student account.

Students can earn money by selling candy/gifts to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers etc. and receive a portion of the sales for their accounts. Materials will be handed out during school.

Chair: Mr. Brennan 643-5956

When: Month of October

Student Participation: Sell these items and return appropriate paper work and money by deadline.

Parent Participation: Encouraged

Money: This money goes to both the student account and the general account.

The first $10 goes to the general account with the remaining profit going to the student account.

This is the sale of a discount card. This card allows purchaser discounts to Sauk Prairie area businesses. These are sold fairly easily. The cards and discounts run from January 1 to December 31.

Chair: Carolyn Gilbertson, Heidi Halling Carolyn 643-4395

When: New cards will come out in December. They can be sold anytime throughout the year.

Student Participation: Sell these items. Students must bring money in order to pick up cards.

Parent Participation: Optional.

Money: This money goes to both the student account and the general account. The student receives 2/3 of every card sold and SPMA gets the remaining money after printing expenses.

This is the second largest fundraiser of the year. In this event, there are three shows which take place: Saturday and Sunday Matinees and a Saturday evening performance.

Chairs: Penny Brummel and Margaret Kampschoer Penny 558-7518

When: March 14 – 15, 2014

Student Participation: YTBN and Executive members perform with both show choir competitive show and individual acts. Auditions for individual acts take place two weeks before the show weekend.

Parent Participation: Parent volunteers are needed for pre-show and day of ticket sales, ticket takers, performer meal servers, setting up the trophy table displays, and ushers. See Chairperson(s) for details.

Money: This money goes to both SPMA and student personal accounts.

Students receive a percentage for every ticket they sell. The remaining profit after expenses goes to SPMA to help subsidize travel costs and other SPMA expenses.

Choose from a variety of different jobs/shifts at Madison’s Alliant Center Willow Island BRAT FEST

Chair: Penny Brummel 558-7518

When: Memorial Weekend (Friday thru Monday)

Student Participation: Students as young as 14 can sign up.

Parent Participation: Parents are needed to work with their child(ren). Any number of family members and friends can work towards your student’s account.

There is no limit on how many shifts you want to sign up for as long as we can fill them early (February or March). This is a first come first serve type volunteering with Brat Fest.

Money: Volunteers earn $4.00/hr. per person working towards your student’s account. Remaining profits go to the general SPMA account.

**Chairperson receives (1) participation fee waived for season

Sell, assemble, install and take down the US Flag throughout Sauk Prairie neighborhoods 4 times per year.

Chair: Anne and Tom Brickl 516-5204

When: May - September

Student Participation: Students are highly encouraged to participate Parent Participation: Parents are needed to work alongside student participants

Money: Volunteers earn various percentages of proceeds for selling, assembling, placing and removing holiday flags.

**Chairperson receives (1) participation fee waived for season.

Volunteers check ID’s and put wristbands on those allowed into the Chamber Beer Garden.

When: Labor Day Weekend, Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat. 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Chairperson: Penny Brummel 558-7518

Student Participation: Marching Band performs in Cow Chip Parade

Parent Participation: The parents are asked to volunteer to work shifts at the beer garden.

(See Chair for details)

Money: This money goes to the general account. This event provides some of the initial funds for SPMA. The large fundraiser is not until the end of January.

This is the largest fundraiser for SPMA. At this event, Sauk Prairie hosts a competition.

When: This event is the last Saturday in January.

Chairpersons: Kim and Bill Butler 438-2593 John and Aletha Ballweg 643-3033

Student Participation: As show choir members, students will act as hosts for various schools.

This will include decorating and cleaning up homerooms, assisting their school to warm up, pictures and competition. YTBN and Executive Session show choirs also perform in exhibition.

Parent Participation: This event requires a significant amount of parent participation.

Parents from high school and middle school are recruited. Most of the shifts take place the day of the invitational with additional shifts needed for set-up the Friday before. Volunteers are needed as haulers, stage set-up, lights and sound set-up, decorations, kitchen help, table busers, dish washers, cashiers, door monitors, concessions, bus greeters, bus unloading & parking, equipment room monitor, stage crew, information table, warm-up room, judging tabulators, hospitality for judges and bus drivers, chair persons coat check, ticket sales, first aid and other duties. See Chairperson(s) for more info. All parents responsible for tear down after evening finals.

Money: This is an SPMA general account fundraiser. The money goes to help subsidize music program expenses.

**Chairpersons receives (1) participation fee waived for season.


SPMA will run a monthly bingo night open to the community.

When: The first Saturday of each month.

Chairperson: Kim Butler 438-2593

Student Participation: Students are able to volunteer to work concessions as needed.

Parent Participation: Parents are asked to help run the event.

Money: This is an SPMA general account fundraiser. The money goes to help subsidize music program expenses.

**Chairperson receives (1) participation fee waived for season.

Sauk Prairie hosts a marching band competition.

Chair: Lynn Froehlich 592-2142

When: October 11, 2014

Student Participation: As marching band members, students will take on responsibilities as needed to assist in checking in schools as well as being good ambassadors for Sauk Prairie Parent Participation: This event requires a large amount of parent participation. Adults are asked to help with bus greeting, bus unloading, bus parking, cashiers, concession helpers, ticket takers, hospitality for judges and bus drivers and other duties as needed.

Money: This is an SPMA general account fundraiser. The money goes to help subsidize music program expenses.

**Chairperson receives (1) participation fee waived for season.