The Kearney Band Parents Association (KBPA) and KHS Band offer multiple fundraising opportunities to help defray the cost of annual musician expenses (shoes, gloves, instrument repair, etc.), annual Band and Association operating expenses, and other large scale Band related expenses (trips, special events, scholarships, etc.). Historically, musicians and their families have been able to raise most – if not all – of the funds needed to support their individual expenses and experiences. The key is to start early and participate often – so don’t wait!
A portion of some fundraising activities are used to help support the general operational expenses of the KBPA, the competition season for Marching Band, and other exceptional band expenses throughout the year. Signing up to volunteer not only helps the musicians and the Band, you also get to meet and know some wonderful band parents and supporters while having a little fun.
To sign up for the available opportunities, please access the registration form through SignUpGenius.
The Band Parent Association staffs the concessions stand for some of the athletic events at KHS and UNK. There are different ways that you can get involved: you can work the counter up front or provide assistance in the back – it is really up to you, but we can definitely find you a spot.
A Sign-up Genius form is available to fill out for all available shifts, so please check-in regularly for any updates.
After all home football games we as an organization are paid by UNK to clean the stadium. Parents are able to earn a portion of those funds for their band member by signing up after the game and staying to help. We do have a limited number of spots to maximize the earnings possible per person while still allowing enough people to be sure that we aren’t spending all night cleaning. Some nights we can be done in an hour with enough help. That’s where you come in.
Funds earned during Stadium Cleanup go into your child’s band account and can be used in the Charm Store for t-shirts, marching band shoes, items for Color Guard, etc. It can also be used for our big band trips which cuts down on your out of pocket expense. All for contributing a little bit of your time, plus you get to meet some other great band parents!! So come see us after the game!
Shop With Scrip is a fundraising opportunity that supports both Kearney High Band as well as individual student accounts. You simply purchase gift cards (e-card or physical) at face value and the rebate offered by that retailer comes back to the Band. 50% of the rebate is credited to the Kearney High Band directly and the remaining 50% is credited to the individual student band account.
Enrollment is by invitation only. Please email the scrip coordinator to receive your email invitation. From there you will simply:
1. Complete the enrollment form
2. Verify your account
3. Securely pay with a credit card at checkout or link a bank account before you shop for your gift cards.
How it works
EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE
Extended family members can also help earn funds for the KHS Band as well as individual student accounts. Simply email the scrip coordinator (as noted above) with the name of the family member, their email address and the band students name. An invitation to participate will be sent to them.
ALUMNI AND PARENTS OF BAND ALUMNI
You may still continue using the program to support the KHS Band. Simply log into your account and under Account Settings change the Student name to one of the below designated funds. The 50% student rebate will be credited as you direct: Hardship Fund, Scholarship Fund, Instrument Fund, Color Guard Fund, or General Fund.
In the fall the Kearney High Band typically sells “K” card discount cards. These cards offer a wide variety of discounts at local Kearney Businesses. The cards sell for $5 each and the students make 100% profit from this fundraiser! They usually come out around the middle of September and the whole school has the opportunity to sell these cards. We have had students sell hundreds of these cards in the past and have had a great deal of luck with them.
These are announced through Charms or this website, and will have a lead time of a few days to a few weeks. Make sure you are subscribed through your student’s Charms account to ensure all updates and announcements are received.