Music Department Fundraisers and Volunteer Opportunities

Download a Music Booster Volunteer Form here! 

Music Listserve

Join our new B-CC Music Listserve to receive e-mails with updates and announcements on all the music department events.  All messages will be posted ONLY by the music teachers and the music booster event chairs.  To Subscribe to the group, send an e-mail to BCCMusic-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE.  When you will receive a confirmation message to join the BCCMusic group, simply Reply to sender.  Check your SPAM folder if you do not receive the confirmation message within 3 days.  You will not be added to the list serve until you reply to the confirmation message.
Questions about signing up:  Contact Julie Doll at juliesdoll@yahoo.com 

Spring Music Festival Trip

Every year, the music teachers plan a trip that includes a chance for our students to participate in a music festival; and the music office is filled with trophies from past performances.  Students pay their own way for the trip; however, they are given opportunities to earn monetary credit toward the trip fee by participating in the fundraisers described below.  Students can also ask their music teacher about receiving a partial scholarship (also funded by the fundraisers!).  Adult chaperones are needed for the trip. This year's trip will be to New York on March 8-10, 2013.  Download the required trip forms and online registration information.
Questions or to volunteer?  Contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com. 

 

Fall Donation Request Campaign

Your financial support is needed more than ever to cover the many expenses of our high-quality music program, including the purchase of music, new instruments, instrument repairs and maintenance, sectional coaches and the Music Festival Trip scholarship fund.  Letters will be sent out in early fall to the families of every music student requesting tax-deductible donations.  Please respond generously. Download the Music Department Donation Request Flyer here.
Questions?  Contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com.

 Fall Fundraiser with our Music Teachers  

Tune in for a special evening of music, food, and fun on Saturday, September 29, from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Edgemoor Club, 7415 Exeter Road.  Enjoy Broadway hits performed by Marshall White and Friends, performances by Matthew Hoffman and Lisa Itkin, and delicious food & drink by Gourmet-by-Karen.  $50 per person - all proceeds will support B-CC Music.  Please send checks (payable to B-CC Music Department) to Karen Dubrow, 7203 Exfair Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 by September 17.  For questions or to volunteer contact Karen Dubrow.  Hope to see you at this fun event!

Citrus Fruit Sale

Music Ensemble students sell and then deliver delicious citrus fruit (including juicy oranges and tangerines, delicious apples, ripe grapefruit and great gift boxes) to family and friends.  Customers may also choose to have fruit delivered directly to an address for an additional charge.  Gift boxes of fruit make great holiday gifts for out-of-town family and friends.  Students who sell fruit earn 40% of the sales profit in credit toward the Spring Festival Music Trip.  Sales packets will be distributed in the music ensemble classes and order forms will be available for downloading from the music department website when the sale begins in the fall.
Volunteers are needed to help with the following tasks:
Fruit pick-up reminder phone calls made from your home (about 1 hour) a day or two before the customer pick-up day.
Fruit sorting (Some heavy lifting involved) on the fruit delivery day.
On the customer fruit pick-up day at the B-CC loading dock, music student volunteers earn service hours by helping load fruit into cars.  Parents, please volunteer for a shift to supervise the students. 

Questions?  Contact Rachel Lostumbo at lostumbo5@comcast.net or Phyllis Badesch at phyllisbadesch@gmail.com. 

Concert Concessions

The music department sells food and drinks donated by the families of music students at the Winter and Spring concerts.  There are two nights of concerts in order to accommodate all the music ensembles at B-CC.  About a week before each concert, the concessions supervisor sends out requests on BCCnet and the Music Listserve for food donations and concessions volunteers for half-hour shifts.  Keep a look-out for these e-mails!
Questions?  Contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com. 

Concert Supervision of Band Room

The band room remains unlocked on concert evenings to allow students to retrieve and return instruments and other belongings.  The volunteer coordinator sends out requests on BCCnet and the Music Listserve for volunteers to sit in the rooms in half-hour shifts to guard against theft of instruments and belongings.  Please consider volunteering for one or more of this year’s four concerts. 
Questions or to volunteer?  Contact Margaret Go at margaret_go@verizon.net 

Cabaret Night, Sat., April 13, 2013 

This is the music department’s biggest fundraiser and also one of the most fun events to attend.  This year's Cabaret will take on a different format from years past.  It will be held at the Lawton Community Center in Chevy Chase (formerly the Leland Center).  There will be a silent auction, heavy hors d'oeurves and dessert, beer and wine, and entertainment from student ensembles -- jazz band, string quartet, and choral groups.  We hope that you can help support this event in some way.   Make reservations online (select "Music Boosters - Cabaret 2013") or mail in a reservation form.  Solicit businesses for support.  Silent Auction Catalog.

Questions or to volunteer?  Contact MusicBoostersBCC@gmail.com. 

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