My name is Seth Larch, and I am a senior in Jazz band. For my senior project, I will be organizing, Pancakes and Performances. This event will take place on the morning of March 4th from 9-1 with set-up around 8:15 and clean-up afterwards. We have done this event before. Two years ago we did a dinner and the year before that was a breakfast. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this event, Pancakes and Performances, serves as a fundraiser for the music department in which all bands will play and enjoy a morning of food while supporting their fellow musicians. The goal of this morning is to raise money to help support future band trips and help bring down the cost for students as well as provide scholarship money for students. With that being said, the cost for each student will be $5 and for each adult $7 (donations are also accepted and greatly appreciated). The cost will cover an all you can eat breakfast ticket.
What has made this type of event super successful in past years is that parents have donated materials so that when the event starts, all the money collected can go straight to the boosters and solely profit. I’m getting this started up but I will hook up a Sign-up Genius for you parents to sign up to bring a food item and/or a shift during March 4th to help out. Each item to bring will be really small and will be something like fruit or orange juice. A small bit of help will go far in this event. If you don’t necessarily feel that you want to be responsible for getting an item (which I totally understand) then a donation could help in the amount of a food item and then I could pick it up. More details on this are coming soon but I wanted to inform you just to keep this in mind.
In addition, the day of I’ll need some parents to cook the food. I was planning on doing 3 shifts with about 4-6 parents in each (about a 2 hour block). If you wish to help with this you will need a food handler’s permit which can be obtained online in about 15 minutes.
Again, I’ll be sending more information out as it gets figured out but I wanted to get the word out and the date. If you can help that would be much appreciated, the more help will make this super easy. This morning’s funds all go to the band boosters so the more people that can come the better. This is a great opportunity to hear all bands perform on one day, so spread the word! If you have any questions feel free to email me at sethlarch99