Fundraising Information

2011-2012 Fundraising Calendar

July/August/September  --  Ad Book, Gillette Stadium Fundraiser
October  --  Fall Home Comp

**More information about each fundraiser can be found below.

Gillette Stadium Fundraiser

posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:32 PM by Eric Drew

Working at Gillette Stadium is a major fundraiser for the NBHS band/colorguard fall and winter programs.   


The NBHS band/guard is signed up as a fill-in group to work at food booths during various events at the stadium such as soccer games, concerts, and football games. Generally we need 6-8 people to work as fill-ins, the number is determined by Gillette when they schedule us to work an event.   


We are paid by Gillette to work these events and receive $50.00 per person + tips. From this money, $25.00 goes toward the student's assessment and $25.00 + all tip monies goes to the band's general fund.   


Each time you, your friends, and family or the student works at an event, the student will get $25.00 allotted to their assessment fund based on the number of people who work "for them".   


Students must be at least 16 years old to work at Gillette, and no more than 2 students who are under 18 can work an event. Anyone 18 or older can work any event. 


Transportation is on your own, though carpooling is encouraged and usually available among the group going to the event. Parking is free for workers.   


Report times vary, depending on the start time of the event. It generally is a commitment of about 10 hours, sometimes less, again depending on the type of event.   


Ken Souza, one of the Band Booster Parents, is the coordinator for Gillette signups. If you are interested in working at Gillette, please contact him with your email address and phone number so he can add you to the email list. When we are signed up for an event, Ken will send out an email to all those who have provided their information and are interested in participating in this fundraiser for their student and the band. 


Ken Souza's email address is: 

Ad Book Fundraiser

posted Jun 22, 2011, 11:04 AM by Eric Drew   [ updated Jul 1, 2011, 7:30 AM ]

Every year, the Band sells ads that are printed and distributed in a program book for two of our large events during the course of the year (usually our fall and winter competitions).  This ad book is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year and it is a great opportunity to earn a substantial amount towards your Student Fundraising Account. 

Please read the instructions included below, and download all the "Ad Book Instruction Packet" below.  If you need extra forms they are also available by clicking on the appropriate file.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Eric Drew at or Mrs. Michelle St. John at


2011 Spaghetti Supper (February)

posted Jan 25, 2011, 1:04 PM by Eric Drew   [ updated Jun 22, 2011, 2:27 PM ]

Important Dates:    Tickets passed out to students -- Tuesday, January 13
                            Ticket-money Due Back -- Tuesday, February 8 
                            Date of Supper -- Sunday, February 13

Once again, our annual Spaghetti Supper fundraiser will be held at Cyd's Creative Kitchen on Acushnet Ave. in New Bedford. Cyd has been very accomodating to us in the past and has once again agreed to help out the band by hosting the event.  A $5 ticket entitles the buyer to a plate of Spaghetti with tomato or meat sauce, a drink, and a small dessert.

Tickets for the event were passed out to students on Tuesday, January 13, and the money from tickets sold, as well as any left-over tickets must be returned to school by Tuesday, February 8.  On February 8, all band members should bring a box of thin spaghetti to donate for the Supper.  Color Guard members must bring a dessert to donate on the day of the Supper.  Sign-ups to work for this fundraiser will be done at rehearsal before the event.

How much we make:
Due to variable costs in relation to this fundraiser, exact amounts have not yet been set.  Last year, our profit was about $2.50 from each ticket sold. Whatever the the total profit is for this fundraiser will be split 50/50 between the band and students' fundraising accounts.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

posted Jan 25, 2011, 12:39 PM by Eric Drew   [ updated Jan 28, 2011, 5:01 AM ]

Important Dates:    Order Packets passed out to students -- Tuesday, January 18
                            Orders Due Back -- Tuesday, February 1**(updated)
                            Orders Delivered -- Monday, February 28**(updated)

This year the band is running our annual Cookie Dough Sale through Classic Recipes.  The range of products offered is quite good, and both tubs of cookie dough and preportioned baking sheets are available.  

On Tuesday, January 18, students will be given order packets with catalogs, and can take orders from anyone they wish.  These packets are due back to the band by Tuesday, February 1**.  Students should collect payment at the time of the order, and will then deliver the cookie dough to each customer on Monday, February 28**, when it is delivered to the school.

How much we make:
Our profit from this fundraiser is 40% of every sale.  From that 40%, 10% of each sale will go into each students Individual Fundraising Account, and the remaining 30% will go into the General Band Fund to help defray the costs staff and other expenses for the band.

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