This morning the 8th Grade Band students received information regarding the Louisville Band Booster's Fruit Sale. 8th graders are invited to participate in the Fruit Sale so that they may begin building up their student account.
The student account is a tool that students and families can use to help with some of the expenses associated with being in the High School Band. Any band-related expenses can be paid for with Student Account money! For example, reeds, valve oil, private lessons, and band camp can all be paid for through the Student Account. Other students pay for transportation costs (such as the state finals charter bus) and other trips like Kalahari or this year's trip to Columbus for a Cirque Du Soleil show. Some students have raised enough money that they are able to pay for large portion of their Disney Trip and a few have even paid for their entire trip!
How does it work? Students earn money by participating in fundraisers run by the Boosters. There are three fundraisers that students can earn Student Account money from. They are: the Sausage Sale in August, the Fruit Sale in October, and the second Sausage Sale in the spring. Students are credited with a percentage of the Band Booster profit into their student account, typically at a rate of 35%. So for example, if the Booster profit from a student's sales is $100, then the student would earn $35.00. It is important to remember that the total amount of money collected does not determine the student profit, but rather the total profit to the Boosters. Obviously, the more a student sells, the higher their Student Account profit. Student Accounts can also be rolled over from sibling to sibling, so if you have a graduating senior, and an incoming freshman, that money can be passed down to the sibling.