FUNDRAISING

Band is a complex machine that requires a village of mechanics to maintain and operate. From special uniforms and props, to tricked out trucks and trailers, expert instruction, and the electronics that synthesize our show into a coherent program, WBP is here to pave the financial path, covering the gaps that the state takes away. Our district and Fine Arts in particular need our help. 

WHAT WE FUND

Westlake Band Parents (WBPs) funds critical band expenses not covered by the school district like: 

  • Air-conditioned charter buses for long-haul trips (versus Eanes-provided school buses)

  • Travel and special education, competition, and other experiences for band students and directors

  • Key marching season equipment like prop, special uniform (ex. EVE), and transportation needs

  • Scholarships for students in need

  • Substantial meal subsidies (for students, drivers, CHAPerones)

  • Band banquet funding (ex. seniors attend free)

  • Other mission-critical needs

Support The CHAP Band 

PATRON PROGRAM

The PATRON PROGRAM is the fundraising platform the WBP uses to help funds the gaps to make sure we have all of the tools the CHAP band needs to be successful. To learn more about the impact you can make with the band Patron Program, click here. Our goal is 100% participation. There are eight distinct giving levels with unique rewards for each. Find what works for you and your family.

RAISE RIGHT

If you’re looking for a creative way to fully fund or supplement your student’s band travel expenses without traditional “fundraising”, RaiseRight (formerly Shop with Scrip) is for you.
RaiseRight is easy, runs year-round, and involves no selling (unless you choose to purchase then sell gift cards to others). Band families have raised significant funds in previous years to cover their individual student’s band travel. The concept is simple: instead of paying with cash, checks or credit at your favorite stores, purchase and pay with RaiseRight gift cards and the merchant will give you cash back (a rebate). Use gift cards for everyday expenses like groceries and/or big expenses like travel. Rebates will be deposited into your student’s band travel account. It adds up! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Questions? Contact Julie Guillot via email jaguillot@gmail.com or text (512) 497-6495.

AMAZON SMILE
Click HERE to sign-up for Amazon Smile with the Westlake Band Parents! 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Amazon Prime accounts are honored on AmazonSmile!

Go to smile.amazon.com to sign-up and designate Westlake Band Parents Inc. as your charity. Every time you make a purchase on Amazon by entering the site through smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of the price goes to the WHS Band. 

RANDALLS GOOD NEIGHBOR
Randall's offers its customers a way to direct 1% of purchases to participating non-profit organizations. Link your Remarkable Card to Westlake Band #3566 and remember to scan your card after each purchase. 
CHAP FOOTBALL PROGRAM

Support the band by advertising in the 5 home game football programs. Show your support by placing a CORPORATE AD, an ORGINIZATION AD, or a BRAG AD. For questions - fbprograms@westlakeband.org