Snap! Fundraiser

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS - November 9, 2022

We run a world class program providing life changing opportunities for students and this comes at a cost. Our band is almost fully funded on parent donations and fundraising. This year we have enjoyed tremendous competitive success and the band has grown by over 30 members from last year. We are wearing a new set of band uniforms and traveling the state with 312 of the best kids you’ll ever meet. Please do what you can to share the news of this fundraiser to help us meet our substantial budget needs to keep the program running. The money from Snap is a “have to have” not a “nice to have” to meet our goals for 2023 and beyond.

With marching band winding down, we turn our attention to second semester and the trip to New York City, including a performance at Carnegie Hall, our Wind Ensemble 1 performing at the state music conference, two West Coast premiers of new music, our guard and percussion seasons starting (with over 60 students involved) and jazz bands preparing for festivals and concerts, too. Thank you for being a part of this organization. We count on you for so much and that doesn’t go unnoticed.

For Amador is our name,

Mr. Grantham & Mr. Cordoba

Snap is a social donation platform that enables our band to receive donations from our networks, communities, and supporters. Every year we ask students to participate in this fundraiser to help keep our band program alive, but this year, we need additional funds to cover an unanticipated increase in costs for our Championship Trip to Southern California, including additional transportation cost of $10,000+ to take our band an extra 50 miles to and from the new WBA Championship venue.

Students are asked to provide 20 or more email addresses of their families and friends, and Snap will reach out to ask the supporters to consider donating to our band. Here are some benefits of Snap:

  • The payments are completely confidential and secure, and information will not be stored on the servers after the transactions.

  • Donations are tax-deductible - the tax ID will be included in the receipts.

  • Supporters can share the fundraiser on social media including Facebook, Messenger, and Twitter.

  • Supporters can send words of encouragement to students with their donations!

  • It helps ease the burden of fundraising for our band directors who are already busy enough directing our band, and parent volunteers who are fundraising through other means.

Contribute to the 2022 Snap campaign (this is the general Snap page; students will create their individual Snap pages in class)

To thank students for participating, we've also added some bonus gifts:

  • "Surprise Drawing" for 12 or more lucky students who have 20 email addresses by Thursday 11/10

  • Donuts on Tuesday 11/15 for all band students who have 20 email addresses loaded onto their Snap page by Friday 11/11