Student/Parent Sales Instructions
What is the fundraiser? – There are 6 prizes to raffle:
Lodge of the 4 Season Package $700 value
58” Samsung Ultra HD 4K Smart TV $450 value
Chiefs Len Dawson /Patrick Mahomes Choir Huddle framed 2 picture $75 Value
Chiefs framed Super Bowl LIV with replica ticket $100 Value
GV Gift Card Bundle (Pottery Palace, and Captain’s Sports Bar and Grill, Iron Kettle, JOESHMOES) $130 value
Indy Grand Nationals package - 2 tickets to Friday Nov. 11 prelims and 2 tickets to Saturday Nov 12. Semi-Finals - $183.60 Value
How much are the raffle tickets? – $10.00 each. Each student is required to sell a minimum of 5 tickets.
Who does the money benefit? – The GVME! Money goes into the general fund, which helps keep costs low for ALL members. Any tickets sold beyond the first five will go into individual student accounts!!
When is the drawing? - Friday October 7th at the halftime of the homecoming game
Who can buy the raffle tickets? – Must be 18 years or older. Purchaser does not have to be present to win. Name on the ticket must be 18 or older.
Where do I direct questions?
Jami Thompson Director of Revenue, firstname.lastname@example.org
When can I sell my tickets? – Now through Oct 6, 2022
How do I sell Tickets? All tickets will be sold online this year! Here is the link to our https://go.rallyup.com/great-giveaway
Your job is to make a free participant account and advertise this https://www.gvbands.org/great-giveaway.html#/ to your friends and family. This year they will choose which prize they are wanting to win. When they purchase tickets, they will enter your band students’ name upon checkout.
When do I collect the money? – You do NOT need to collect money or tickets this year. The drawing will be a virtual drawing online - we will announce the winners live at the band’s performance, and post on our website!
This is a required fundraiser for all HS Marching Band Students and HS Color Guard Students. All students are required to sell 5 raffle tickets. All tickets sold over the required 5 goes directly to the students cut time account and can be used to pay for any current or future fees. Any student not selling the 5 required tickets will be charged the amount of the remaining tickets to their Cut time account (unless they have already opted for the fundraiser buy-out).
2021 "Chances Are" Memory Books are now available to order - don't delay, order your copy today!
Join us for bingo at Sinclair's Restaurant, 1402 NW 7 Hwy, Blue Springs to raise funds for GVME! 10 games will be played - no RSVP required. The fun begins at 8pm!
Band Banquet Reminders
Band Banquet: January 17, 2022
Doors open at 5:45pm
Courtyard by Marriott Blue Springs
1500 NE Coronado Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64014
This is a formal event! Plan for all attendees to wear formal attire. Doors will open at 5:45pm. Guests will not have physical tickets but should check in at the main lobby. There are 10 seats per table - open seating!
Students: please see the attached PDF to see where you should line up when we do our letter awards! We will reward 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year letter earners and will line up alphabetically, so it is important to know who you should be standing next to in order for a smooth evening. You will line up along the front of the stage with your letter until everyone is through, and then we will applause all of you at once before being dismissed back to your seats.
Join us for the annual Band Banquet to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Blue Springs, 1500 NE Coronado DR, Blue Springs, on Monday, January 17th at 6:00pm.
Tickets are $25/person (no discount tickets available for students or children).
Tickets will be sent home with students.
Seniors are encouraged to create a poster, decorated with photos, etc. to commemorate their 4 years in the band program! This can be hung in the hallway outside of the Band Room, and should be collected before the end of the night.
You’re cordially invited to the GVME BBQ and swim party July 24th, at 6:00pm, at the Grain Valley Pavilion (located behind the GV pool). Please read the following for important information.
The BPA will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, condiments, plates, forks and napkins.
Each student is asked to provide a case of water (regular or small bottles will be accepted). This will be used throughout the marching season to distribute to the students.
Every student will need to bring a side based on their GVME section. Please don’t forget serving spoons for your dish.
Brass: Salads or Vegetables
Woodwinds: Box of individually wrapped chips or Fruit
Percussion: 24 pack of soda
Color Guard: Large Dessert or Individually wrapped small desserts
Due to limited seating at the pavilion, please bring your own lawn chairs if you have them.
Make sure you label all of your personal items such as bowls and utensils so we can make sure they are returned at the conclusion of the evening.
Swim Party 6:30-8:30pm
The BPA has rented the pool for the GVME students only - no additional guests are allowed.
Band Parent Meeting 7:00pm
There will be a short meeting where we will be reviewing the BPA budget and other important information. Please plan on attending.
by Emmalee Lockwood
May was a huge month for the Grain Valley Bands! First off our wind ensemble put on a great performance at the Veterans Day ceremony! Our wind ensemble also spent multiple days after school recording their concert pieces to submit to competition. Our middle school bands were also able to put on a fantastic performance at their concert this year and are so proud of all the work our middle schoolers have put in! The High school ensembles said goodbye to our beloved seniors at the senior farewell concert. Despite it being an emotional night the ensembles all put on an excellent performance. With the senior farewell concert drawing the concert season to a close the bands started moving towards marching season! At our show reveal on top of reveling the 2021 marching eagles show Chances Are, and introducing us to our new band director Mr.Vanbiber. We are all so excited to welcome Mr. Vanbiber to the team and cant wait to work with him this marching season and hopefully many more to come! To end the month of May we had our minicamp. This gave us an opportunity to get everyone working with music and fundamentals and give them things t get working on over the summer and really start our marching season strong. We ended the week with a show and tell. The guard performed some of their warmups and their fight song choreography, the front enables battery and the winds performed the opening music for the show. WE cannot wait to work on all of these skills more over the summer and watch our band grow and learn more as we go!
Looking into June we start Guard Camps and Winds music camps and Percussion camps that we cant wait to see everyone at! Students be on the lookout for information from your section leaders about sectionals in the month of June leading up to band camp, and make sure to sign up for your firework tent shift! This can be done through cut time under the volunteer tab. We cannot wait to get this marching season started and to see the show form together over these next few months!
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