October is fundraising month in the YHS Music Department. Each year, the YHS Bands and Orchestras each participate in regional music festivals. Our fundraisers help students defray the cost of their participation in these musical activities. Part of the proceeds will also benefit the YHS Music Boosters “general fund” which is used to cover chaperone costs and purchase items that benefit the entire program.
The Citrus Sale is our largest fundraiser! Last year we sold over 1600 boxes of citrus fruit and made a PROFIT of over $26,000! Please help us make this year’s sale even more successful! Information was distributed and reviewed in class last week, and is attached FYI. As the sale benefits everyone, we ask that all band students please sell at least 7 boxes.
You might be wondering, “What would I possibly do with a 20 pound box (…or…*gasp*… a 40 pound box…!) of citrus?” As strange as it seems, this fundraiser is extremely successful, with many repeat customers, because of its quality, economy, and shelf-life. The fruit is literally picked straight off the trees in Florida, loaded into a truck, and arrives at our school about 36 hours later. Mrs. Kluga purchases two 40 pound boxes each year for her little family, and they enjoy the citrus through February (She keeps it in her garage). Mrs. Kluga also send boxes via USPS as holiday gifts. So, there’s her sales pitch. It really is a great product and a great fundraiser. Mrs. Kluga is happy to answer any questions!