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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

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser May 6th 4:30-6:30pm

posted Apr 17, 2014, 3:45 PM by Juleigh Miller   [ updated Apr 27, 2014, 8:35 PM ]

Jazz Concert at Barnes and Noble featuring all Jazz Bands and Combos.  10%-15% of sales in the store that day go to the entire Band by mentioning the Centennial Band Boosters.  Purchases can be made online as well that day and for the following 4 days using the code 11358959 or printing out the attached voucher.

Sales in the Cafe will benefit us as well.  Even Nook purchases benefit us but at a lower percentage.  So come grab a snack, a drink and a good book and help us raise more funds for the band!

These purchases may be made with Barnes and Noble gift cards purchased online at shopwithscrip.com and the band will receive those proceeds as well.   This means that we can earn money from two different sources on the same single purchase!!!

Our shopwithscrip.com nonprofit enrollment code is 332LAEL426878.  Please sign up here: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/login/register.aspx  
Print your gift card or just show it to the cashier on your tablet or smartphone.

If you buy a $20 gift card,  $1.80 goes to the band for the gift card purchase at shopwithscrip.com.
When you use the gift card at Barnes and Noble that day or at Barnesandnoble.com on May 6-11 the band gets another $2.00-3.00.

So you spend $20 total and the band gets $3.80-$4.80

Please share this information with family and friends so we can raise as much as possible. Post our code and the dates on Facebook, Twitter, etc.   Anyone can help with this fundraiser online May 6-11!  If we exceed $2000 in profits the rate increases to 15%

U of I Food Sales Orientation 8/14/13

posted Aug 12, 2013, 8:18 PM by Juleigh Miller

Band Parents and Students,
We have been offered the opportunity to sell food in the stands at the U of I home football games.  In order to take advantage of this you must attend the orientation  Wed. Aug. 14 @ 6pm.  The minimum age  is 15 so adults are encouraged to work too.  Once you attend orientation you may sell food at any of the home football games this season!!!!  So you get to earn money and watch the football game!
After each game 15% of your sales will be reported and paid to the Band Boosters with a spreadsheet showing how much each person earned.  As with all fundraisers 50% will go to the Boosters and 50% will go to your student's trip account. (We have to do this to maintain our tax exempt, nonprofit status.) In this situation however everyone gets to keep their own tips after the game!
To attend the orientation park in the lot west of ARC (IMPE Bld.) & walk to gate #24.  All of our questions will be answered there.  Attending the orientation does not mean that you have to work any of the games but if you think you might want to work you must attend the orientation.
If you have any questions about this fundraiser please contact Diana Bidner at dibidner@illinois.edu
See you there on Wednesday!

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