Leander ISD has a highly competitive music program throughout the entire year and funds our program with a basic structure. The Rouse Band Booster recognizes a need for extra funds to make our band greater. We fundraise to supplement the directors budget to support such things as: master class clinicians, technicians, new instruments, leadership training, props and costumes for marching season and winter guard, and electronic upgrades to only mention a few.
We are in the midst of our third Blitz Fundraising Campaign. The Blitz is a direct donation program that was developed by a previous band parent to fill the need for a cost effective way to collection donations through a mostly online presence. The process is simple. We use student driven incentives to increase momentum such as: free smart music passes for the student in each section with the highest donations, highest donation total is a drum major for one game in the stands ect… The students are asked to enter 25 contacts, consisting of phone numbers and emails. The booster provides a Telethon Pizza Party for the students to actively begin calling and texting the people on their list. At the end of our Telethon we had approximately $12,000 pledged and two days later the Band Booster had collected $16,00 in donations! Students text, email, and share on social media links to our Blitz website. The Blitz runs for 6 weeks. This year the Booster identified a monetary goal of $20,000. This goal was met in 8 days and we have continued to raise $26,000 to date.