Fundraisers

Student Fundraisers: Funds raised go directly toward a student’s fees.
Band Fundraisers: Funds raised help to cover general band expenses. Remember – your band fees only cover a percentage of the total cost of running our award-winning programs. All students are expected to participate in general fundraisers to help keep fees as low as possible.

 

2017-2018 Totals

07/22/17 – $??? Car Wash
08/05/17 – $??? Pancake Breakfast
09/01/17 – $??? Visitor Concessions
09/01/17 – $146 Visitor Concession Snow Cones
09/02/17 – $245 Car Wash & Snow Cones
09/08/17 – $368 Home Coming Snow Cones
09/16/17 – $2055 Golf Tournament


10/07/17 – Rainer Invitational – 90% Band, 10% Scholarship Fund
Please make sure you have the day set aside whether you are a student or a parent that can help volunteer. We need lots of people to make it successful, so if you have aunts, uncles, friends, cousins that would be willing to volunteer that would be awesome! Sign ups coming soon.Please make sure you have the day set aside whether you are a student or a parent that can help volunteer. We need lots of people to make it successful, so if you have aunts, uncles, friends, cousins that would be willing to volunteer that would be awesome! 

I just want to say thank you to all the parents for bearing with us. We know there has been some disorganization this year as we are all brand new at this, but we do need your help whether its an hour of time, a case of water, donation referrals or moral support. We are all band parents and all boosters.

Sign ups coming soon.

New – Pogo Passes – Band
 
Pogo Pass gives members FREE admission to several popular venues in the Phoenix area. This is an online purchase made by you, the buyer, so students wont have to carry cards or money around. Normally Pogo Passes retail for $99.95 but with our code, WILDCATBAND, you can bring it down to $49.98. WOW, 50% savings! Mesquite Band will receive $5 from each pass sold using this code. Please spread the word to your family and friends, post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We will be selling these passes all year. Check out the flyer posted to see where the Pogo Pass is valid at. Use this link to buy your passes AND to share: https://www.pogopass.com/?tracking=57b5f1f5c6869&subid=online.

Upcoming – ButterBraids
 
We will be selling ButterBraids in October.  Start collecting names of folks who want to order.

Yankee Candle Sales – Student
 
Our annual candle sale will take place during November.  The candles ordered from students will be delivered in time for the Holidays.  The bonus – you can order candles throughout the rest of the school year ONLINE.  We’ll be posting that site and information here when we begin the sale.

Basket Auction
 
We will be conducting our annual Holiday Basket Silent Auction at our December concert.

January Rummage Sale – Band
 
Our Rummage sale last year was a HUGE success so we’ll be having it again January 2017.  We will start collecting as early as December 1st. Clean out those closets in time for Christmas and help out the band program.

Ongoing – Fry’s Community Rewards – Band
 
Please remember to link your Fry’s VIP card to the Wildcat Band Booster organization.  We receive a donation from Fry’s based on your purchases.  This is the easiest way to help our organization, just do your normal grocery shopping!  

How to Enroll for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

  1. * Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com
  2. * Click on ‘Sign-In’.
  3. Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
  4. Click on your name (top right hand corner), under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to “Community Rewards”.
  5. Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
  6. Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO number or name of organization then select ‘search’. (Our NPO number is 64752)
  7. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the circle next to your organization.
  8. Click on ‘Enroll’
  9. *If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.
  10. ***Remember, you must re-enroll each year to support MHS Bands. Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is open NOW!

Ongoing – Amazon Smiles – Band
 
If you like to shop on Amazon we have a way for the boosters to earn .05% of eligible purchases.  Each time you want to shop Amazon log in through this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1788736 This will automatically select the Boosters as your charitable organization.  If you make a purchase from a participating seller, Amazon will send .05% to our General fund.
Amazon does not provide us with any information on who made purchases or what they purchased- we solely get a deposit into our bank account, so we cannot give any specific credit to students.

TAX CREDIT Donations now available online! – Student or Band
https://az-gilbert-lite.intouchreceipting.com/
It’s never been easier to make your tax credit donation! Get your donations in now to ensure support of the Mesquite Bands.
Step 1: Click the button above
Step 2: Fill out the simple form. Select “Mesquite High School” and then select “Tax Credit Band”, “Marching Band Boosters – Child Name” and enter the amount you wish to donate. (You can also add lines if you have more than one child)
Step 3: Enter payment method
Step 4: Get your receipt
Step 5: To ensure your child gets credit for the tax credit: Screen Shot or forward a copy of receipt to wildcatbandpresident@gmail.com
Step 6: Go on with your day. Thank you!

 

If you prefer to fill out a form and drop it off at the front office with a check or money order use this form and make a copy to give the band director for their records.

Tax Credit Donation Form – Secondary 2017-18

Tax Credit Donation Frequently Asked Questions

More information regarding the state tax credit