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

Our annual car wash always makes a big splash!  Usually held the first Saturday in August, this is a fun way for the band members to work together and raise funds for the band.  Fundraisers like this allow the band to offer unique musical educational experiences that our kids might not otherwise be able to enjoy.


Jazz by the Lake

Despite its name, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a fun, 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.

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   If you ‘d like to make a donation, just scan this QR code and avoid the hassle of writing a check!


Amazon Smile

We’re excited to say that we are part of 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 and plants are distributed in early December.  Students earn a portion of their plant sales which are deposited directly into their band account!

Cheesecake/coffee sales begin in April.  Students receive $6 per cheesecake and $5 per bag of coffee deposited into their personal account. Brochures are give to band students in early April and delivery is in early May.

Great Lakes Scrip Cards can be ordered by the 10th of the month throughout the school year or reloaded throughout the year anytime you choose.  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!

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

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