SBOB Fundraisers


Tag Day – Late August or early September: Tag Day is a door to door solicitation of the Sycamore Community School District by the students, grades 7 – 12, enrolled in the district’s Instrumental Music Program. Over 50 years ago members of the Sycamore Band started to collect funds to help supplement the needs of the band program. Today, between 500 & 600 band and orchestra students in grades 7-12 canvass the Sycamore Community Schools District during a 3 hour period on this Saturday morning.  Along with the students, approximately 150 parent volunteers are needed to help throughout the event.  All monies raised are deposited into SBOB’s general fund.

Craft Show – November: The Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters sponsor a Craft Show each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This event serves many purposes; a performance venue for the bands in the district grades 7-12 and the 5-8 Select Orchestra; homemade crafts from nearly 200 different crafters will be on display for purchase; and as a fundraiser for the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters. Monies made from the Craft Show come from the vendors who purchase booth space to display their products.  ENTRANCE TO THE SHOW IS FREE FOR EVERYONE.  SBOB also offers a bake sale, raffle and snacks throughout the day. Approximately 100 parent volunteers are needed to help throughout the event. The craft show was started in the late 90’s and thanks to the efforts of our outstanding parent volunteers and the high quality of homemade arts & crafts available at this event, it has grown to be one of the largest and most well attended shows of its kind in southwest Ohio!  All monies raised are deposited into SBOB’s general fund.
Mattress Sale – Late April: The Mattress Sale is a one day event that takes place at Sycamore High School in the main gym. The sale features nationally known mattress manufacturers and includes all sizes and adjustable bases. A complete “showroom” is set up in the gym with over 25 mattress sets on display! Mattress Sales experts are on hand to answer all questions and provide information on all the available products. If you decide to purchase a mattress, you will place your order and your mattress will be ready for pick up at the company’s local warehouse (located in Evendale) within 1 to 2 weeks following the sale. Delivery is also available for a nominal fee. There are no “high pressure” sales tactics and the mattresses are deeply discounted (up to 50% below retail stores).  All products are new, first quality and factory sealed with full manufacturer warranty.
Pancake Day – March: Pancake Day started back in 1962 and has grown into part of the Sycamore Fine Arts Festival.  This is truly a community celebration of the arts at Sycamore!  We invite you, your friends, and relatives to partake in the delicious pancake meal while you listen to performances of all of the district’s bands and orchestras.  There is a cost for the meal, but there is no charge for listening to groups performing or for attending the Art Show and, if you do purchase a ticket for food, the pancake seconds are free!  About 130 parent volunteers are needed to help throughout the event.  All monies raised are deposited into SBOB’s general fund.

Kroger Cards – ALL YEAR: Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? Did you know you can use it to support the Sycamore Bands and Orchestras? The Kroger Community Rewards program allows you to use your Kroger Plus Card to earn money for the Sycamore Bands and Orchestras each time you swipe your card or enter your alternate ID number. How can you become a part of this program? Simply click the following bold type link to the Kroger Community Rewards homepage and sign in (or create an account if you do not already have one). Next, click on “Enroll Now” which will take you to your account page and under “Community Rewards”, click “Enroll”. When prompted to “Find your Organization”, type in our organization number, “81165” or “Sycamore Band and Orchestra”. Select “Band & Orchestra Boosters of the Sycamore Commun #81165”, click “Enroll” and you are done! As of April 1, 2017, you will only need to enroll and select the Sycamore Bands and Orchestras one time. If you shop at Kroger, this is a great way to support our Band and Orchestra Students! Ask your friends, neighbors and relatives to do the same and all these earnings will go to SBOB!!