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2018 Spring Gala Donation Request

posted Feb 18, 2018, 12:09 PM by Regina Ray   [ updated Feb 18, 2018, 12:11 PM ]

Dear Band Families,

Every year in the Spring, we put together an outstanding performance and fundraising event, the Centennial Bands Gala and Auction.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  It is always an exciting event to attend, but we need the help of A LOT of people to make it a success again this year.  It is impossible for only a handful of people to put this together on their own.  

We are at the critical stage of getting donations.  These donations are the items and services that we will be auctioning.  Without these items, we have no auction.  Do you frequent, own, or work at a business that could donate items? Do you have a creative hobby and want to make something to donate? If so, we would greatly appreciate your help.  Past popular auction items include:

  • Gift cards for local restaurants, movie theaters, bowling lanes, nail salons, hair salons, and spas
  • Music lessons, driving school lessons, and ACT preparation courses
  • Services, including piano tuning and instrument repair
  • Themed gift baskets 
  • Framed art
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Pool passes and golf outings
  • Tickets to a special event
  • Weekend getaways 
  • Illini, Parkland, Centennial, or professional sports gear and memorabilia
  • Centennial Band Quilt
We also have lists of items that have been donated in the past and we need people to contact these businesses to find out if they will donate again. Attached is a donation request letter that  should be given to anyone that is donating an item for auction.  If you are planning to ask someone for a donation, please take this letter with you. Copies of the letter will also be available at the band concert on Thursday, February 22. 

All donations are requested by April 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Ray at coordinator@chargerbands.com.

Thank you for your support!

Support the Band when you shop this holiday season

posted Nov 11, 2017, 10:06 AM by Regina Ray

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1142977 and Amazon donates to Centennial Band Boosters Inc.
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Support us when you shop this holiday season

Fall 2017 Fundraising Opportunities

posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:42 PM by Regina Ray

WELCOME TO THE  2017-2018 MARCHING CHARGERS!  The Centennial Band Boosters have set up fundraising opportunities starting now through December.  The idea is to help you put money in your personal account to help YOU fund your trip to Disney!  All of the information is shown in the attachment below.
Talk to your family, friends, neighbors, and everyone else you know about the Marching Chargers trip to Disney in March and ask for their support! 


Any questions?  Please email fundraising@chargerbands.com

Taco Tuesday at El Toro Bravo on Tuesday, 2/28

posted Feb 25, 2017, 8:20 AM by Regina Ray   [ updated Feb 25, 2017, 8:22 AM ]

Dear Band Families,
Please join us on Tuesday, February 28th,  for an all-day fundraiser at El Toro Bravo on Springfield. 20% of your food purchase will help support the Charger Bands.

We hope to see there!
Centennial Band Boosters

Save the Date - Spring Gala, Saturday, March 11, 2017

posted Feb 21, 2017, 3:37 AM by Regina Ray   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 3:43 AM ]

Performances by the Concert and Jazz. Bands, Silent and Live Auctions, Dinner, Dessert, and More!

Band Boosters Un-Raiser

posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:22 AM by Regina Ray

Each year the Band Boosters employ various fundraising techniques to help support the needs for our band. For those of you that are less familiar with what our Boosters raise money for, here is a brief list of what Booster dollars provide:

·        New instruments & music

·        Instrument repairs

·        Marching & Pep band t-shirts

·        Instructors/Guest artists

·        Uniforms & uniform maintenance

·        Trailer maintenance

·        Band camp 

·        Color guard expenses

·        Hospitality at band performances

·        Scholarships

·        Competition/Performance expenses


The Band Boosters would appreciate any donation to this fundraiser to help us buy new music and equipment for our band.  If you have any questions about the fundraiser or would like additional information about our booster club, please feel free to email me at grants@chargerbands.com


Thank you,

Leslie Neitzel

Grant Coordinator

Amazon Smile Fundraiser

posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:04 AM by Regina Ray   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 9:08 PM ]

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your Centennial Band Boosters every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. 


To get started:

-Use the following link to go directly to the Centennial Charger Band's Amazon Smile account: 


-Or go to smile.amazon.com

-Login with your current Amazon account information.  If you don’t have an   Amazon account, you may create one.

-Select a charitable organization (ex: Centennial Band Boosters). Once Centennial  Band Boosters is selected as your donation recipient, it will remain that way for all future purchases unless changed.  

-Begin shopping!

This TUESDAY, July 12th is El Toro Bravo day

posted Jul 10, 2016, 2:33 PM by Regina Ray

Please join us on Tuesday, July 12th, for an all-day fundraiser at El Toro Bravo on Springfield. 20% of your food purchase will help support the Charger Bands.
We hope to see you there!

Banding Together to Save Lives Blood Drive: July 11-16, 2016

posted Jul 10, 2016, 12:29 PM by Regina Ray   [ updated Jul 10, 2016, 12:37 PM ]

We are partnering with the Community Blood Services of Illinois to serve our community and raise money for the Band Boosters.  Help us show that Centennial is the BEST!  We will be competing with Central and Urbana. We are hoping to have the MOST donors.  Be sure to tell them that you are with Centennial when you register.

20 donations = $250 grant for the Band

To schedule an appointment, call (217) 367-2202 or schedule online at bloodcenterimpact.org.


posted May 31, 2014, 5:54 AM by Charger Bands

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