Trips and events are financed through student and parent fundraising.
Funds are raised in two different ways:
A General Fund is used for general expenses for the band and chorus programs which include uniform cleaning and repairs, providing water during practice, offering scholarships and offsetting the cost of trips and events. Money for the general fund is raised largely through our Snack Stand but also other group fundraising events.
Each student has an opportunity to raise funds which will be put into his or her own Individual Account. These funds can then be used to pay the cost of trips. Each student is able to raise funds by working at the Christmas tree sale, the Mattress Sale and other events throughout the year. Parents are able to raise funds for their student's Individual Account by volunteering at the Snack Stand and the Christmas Tree Sale.
Florida Citrus Fruit Sale
In the Fall, a fresh citrus fruit sale can be held. This is an individual sales opportunity where students will individually sell cases of fruit to family and friends. Profits from the sale will go into the students' Individual Account. Delivery will be scheduled for late November just before Thanksgiving. Note: Collectively as an organization we have to sell enough cases of fruit for the sale to go forward. In 2016, we fell short and had to cancel the sale and return all of the monies collected.
Yankee Candle Sale
The Yankee Candle fundraiser has been a success in raising money for students' Individual Accounts. This fundraiser includes candles, gift wrap and more.
In August 2016, SVMC held their first Mattress Sale. A large selection of mattresses and accessories were on display in the SV Elementary School cafeteria. This successful sale brought in several thousand dollars and we look forward to offering it again.
Thirty One Gifts
Throughout the school year students can sell items through the Thirty One Gifts fundraiser. Order forms are available in the high school band room. Profits from the sale will go into the students' Individual Account.
Big Dan's Spices
This fundraiser was offered for the first time in 2016. It features fantastic and unique spices by a local business. Profits from this sale go to the students' Individual Accounts.
Matey's Pizza Sale
The Matey's Pizza Fundraiser is a popular sale with students and their families. Profits from the sale will go into the students' Individual Account.