Throughout the year, BBLZ offers various fundraising opportunities both for the general band fund as well as for your band member’s personal band account.

A few examples of annual general band fund programs are: the band carwash, Jazz by the Lake, Buzz book sales, Friends of BBLZ, Amazon Smile. The money raised in these programs will go towards special musical guests, instrument purchases, etc.

A few examples of personal band account fundraisers are: poinsettia sales, cheesecake and coffee sales, and Great Lakes Scrip cards. The money accrued in your band member’s personal account can be applied toward future trips, camps, etc.


General Band Fund Programs

Car Wash

Last year’s annual car wash on August 11th made a big splash!  Thanks to all of the parents and band students who helped out as well as to the folks who bought tickets. Fundraisers like this allow the band to offer unique musical educational experiences that our kids might not otherwise be able to enjoy.  Mark your calendar – This year’s car wash will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019.


Jazz by the Lake

Despite its name, this is a fun, fundraising, adult evening that supports the ENTIRE BAND. The LZHS Jazz Ensemble is the entertainment for the evening and is accompanied by wonderful food, a fundraising silent auction, and fellowship. Mark your calendars – this year’s Jazz By the Lake will be held on March 6, 2020 at Royal Melbourne Country Club.

Friends of BBLZ

The Friends of BBLZ program is a direct contribution program where an individual, family, or business can directly make a tax deductible donation to support BBLZ and thus the Lake Zurich High School band program.  The link below is the Friends of BBLZ brochure and has all the information required to make such a donation.  As always, BBLZ is a registered 501c3 corporation so any direct deduction is fully tax deductible. Friends of BBLZ Brochure

Amazon Smile

We’re excited to say that we recently signed up for Amazon’s program that allows its users to donate a percentage of everything they buy to the charity of their choice! Once you’ve signed up, it’s zero hassle for you, and it’s a welcome fundraiser for the band. Why not give it a go?


Student Account Fundraisers

Poinsettia’s  Sales start in October.  For each plant sold, $5 will be deposited in your student’s private account. (Details to follow.)

Cheesecake/coffee sales begin in April.  Students receive $6 per cheesecake and $5 per bag of coffee deposited into their personal account. (Details to follow.)

Great Lakes Scrip Cards occur throughout the year.  These gift cards can be used for a number of merchants in the area, while a percentage of the total card (which can change monthly and by vendor) will go into your child’s band account.  Before you know it, you’ll be racking up the savings!

Shop with Scrip Program Update: All orders for physical cards need to be placed by the 10th of each month. Orders will be placed on the 11th of each month. The cards will arrive a couple of days later, at which point you will be contacted. E-cards and reloads can be completed at any time.

Feel free to contact Debbie Theys-Dice with any questions at

ShopWithScrip Flyer for New Families


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