Burke Band Benefit Dance and Auction

The Burke Band Benefit Dance and Auction is Sunday March 10th.   Download a flyer and post it at work!     2013 Burke Band Benefit Jazz Dance Auction Flyer    Read more for the complete run down!

This year we are again featuring our popular silent auction as part of the event as well as free swing dance instruction from Dan Wondra and Friends. Refreshments are available. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Adults $7.00, Students $3.00, Family 4 Pack $17.00 (2 adults and 2 students, a $3.00 savings). Children under 5 years old are free. Please consider attending this wonderful event and invite your friends and family. Even though the jazz bands are performing, all proceeds go directly to support the entire band program for festival competitions, marching competitions, uniform maintenance, instrument repair and purchase, marching show expenses (buses, props, trailers, etc.), or other costs not covered by Omaha Public Schools.

In addition to attending, we need your help in making this event successful. If you own a business or know someone who does, please consider providing items for the silent auction. We are a 501© 3 corporation, so donations are tax deductible. Please let me know if you have a donation or need a form with our tax number. Also, we need volunteers to help with concessions, the silent auction and directing people during the dance and auction. We have two shifts. One from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and another one from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Please email me if you can help at kawamoto@cox.net.

Finally, our band students and color guard are putting together gift baskets again this year. This has been popular and fun for our students. There is a contest between sections to see which section can raise the most money for their gift basket. Each section has a theme: Frontline – Sports, Drumline – Star Wars , Color Guard – Birds, Flutes – Movies, Clarinets – Candy, Trumpets and Horns – Spa Day, Saxes – Coffee, Low Brass – Golf. Students need to bring new items related to their theme (minimum of $5.00 & indicate value) to the band room by Thursday, March 7th. Ask your student to be creative and “think out-the-box”. If parents have any baskets they would like to donate, please let me know.

We are very excited to be presenting the 6th Annual Burke Band Benefit. Our students work so hard all year long and this is another way for them to provide great music and entertainment for everyone. We hope to see you on March 10th!!

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