Why We Need To Raise Funds

The Band Boosters fundraise almost $25,000 anually to supplement the school district's budget for the Central Dauphin band programs.  The fundraising efforts benefit every single band student, whether he or she participates in one band or in several bands.  Additionally, fundraising can bolster your Student Ledger, which you can use for Band activities such as trip payments, music lessons, instrument purchases and repairs, and payment for Band Booster events.

A portion of the money raised is ear-marked to replace or purchase instruments and sound equipment and to add to the music department inventory.  This is refered to as "Mr. Carraher's Wishlist".  While other amounts are designated for Booster sponsored concerts and events.

Event heads, when money is collected during an event or for a fundraiser, please use the following form:

  • Product Sales Template -  to be used for to designate the fundraising breakdown between the student and Band Booster Association.
  • Deposit Summary Breakdown - used when money is collected at event to be used by the Financial Secretary to make the deposit.
  • Timpani for Outdoor/Indoor
  • Bass Amp
  • Guitar/Piano Amp
  • Electric Bass
  • Acoustic/Electric Guitar
  • 4- Marching Baritones
  • 4- Mellophones
  • Electric Keyboard
  • 2- Suspended Cymbals
  • 2- Concert Crash Cymbals
  • Performance opporunities such as the Legends of Music Concert Series
  • Band equipment and repairs
  • Band Staff
  • Office supplies
  • End of year banquet, banquet gifts, and scholarship awards
  • Assistance for students to pay for music lessons, instrument repairs, band shoes, etc.
  • Special Events such as Senior Recognition Night

In Spring 2012, the Band Boosters undertook our most aggressive fundraising challenge ever -- raise $50,000 to purchase 130 marching band uniforms before the start of the 2012-2013 football season.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, band families, alumni and community supporters, the Ram Band will proudly wear new uniforms for the upcoming football season.


RamBand Scrip

RamBand Scrip are negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use this scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials. With every purchase, you earn revenue for the Band Boosters and for your Student Ledger.


HERCO Volunteering

You work at a HERCO facility (Hersheypark, GIANT Center, or Hersheypark Stadium) and they donate your entire wages ($5.85/hr) to the Band Boosters program. The Boosters will credit 70% of that to your Student Ledger!


GTP Volunteering

Volunteers work in one of the photo stands at HERSHEYPARK, HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD, Dutch Wonderland, or Strasburg Railroad. This pay a flat $7.50 per hour to the Band Boosters program. The Boosters will credit 70% of that to your Student Ledger!


Product Sales

Over the past few years, the Boosters have organized sales of Blue Mountain Candles, Mr. G Coffee, Wolfgang Candy, Schwan's Foods, Bonus Books, and RamBand Cards.



We have something for everyone….. shirts, sweatshirts, sport shirts, hats, jackets, bags, 25 different items and growing!


Landis Field Fundraisers

The RamBand Boosters operate the Visitors' Concession stand every Ram home game at Landis Field. Also, the band boosters make money by selling baked items at all our home football games and the Band-a-RAMa exhibition.


SKH Concession Stand

The Band Boosters operate a concession stand at Stauffers of Kissel Hill during their Spring Festival so we can serve hungry customers and staff members.