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January Music for Money Winner: Mandy Lauterbaugh
By West Music Company
1/2/2014 5:12:00 PM
Mandy LauterbaughCongratulations to the January 2014 winner of West Music's Money for Music contest, Mandy Lauterbaugh!  Mandy shared this story about how she supports her music classroom and some of her fundraising ideas.  Thanks for sharing the ideas with us, Mandy!  As a way of saying thanks, we'll be giving her a $100 West Music Gift Card to spend on her classroom!

"We have a Band Booster parent organization that takes charge of the fundraising for our programs(band and vocal) since the school is very sports-oriented and spends very little to keep the programs up-to-date. The Booster organization has been very helpful in repairing instruments, buying new instruments and music, and sending the kids on trips to see a musical as well as the ISU Band Extravaganza every year. The students sell Ar-We-Va clothing in the fall and in the spring they sell boxes of fruit and meat from the local locker. We also started putting out an old snare drum as a donation box after concerts, while the parents are enjoying cookies and bars provided by the booster parents. I have applied for some new instruments using the DonorsChoose website and we received those this past January. I have also applied for some new music through the same website as well as applied for a couple of extra grants, but have not received anything from those as of yet. We are in need of many things - instruments that are in good working condition and updating our music library are a couple of the major ones. The local newspaper also gives people the option of donating to school organizations when they renew their subscriptions and we receive quite a few donations every school year. In the future, I would like to see all of the current fundraising options continue, but maybe include a fundraising meal in conjunction with a community performance."

Interested in joining the contest?  Send us your successful or new ideas on how to fundraise for your classroom to moneyformusic@westmusic.com.  We pick a winner each month and feature them in the eblast! 

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