Tickets, Classroom Baskets & Volunteering for Pasta & Music

Once upon a time, one of Analy Band Wagon’s (ABW) major sources of revenue was eScrip funds from Safeway.  ABW used to collect thousands of dollars per year just from people buying their groceries.  It has been several years since Safeway stopped making contributions through eScrip and ABW has had to come up with different, inventive ways to fundraise.  The Pasta & Music Night is one way to help bridge the gap in funding.

We hope that you will all support ABW’s Pasta & Music night by purchasing tickets, selling them to your family and friends, bidding on Silent and Live Auction items, and volunteering at the event.  For more information about Pasta & Music Night, please see the coordinator’s blog for the previous post.

Tickets for the Pasta & Music night went home last week.  Each student has a goal to sell 3 adult tickets at $20 each and 1 child ticket at $5 each.  All monies collected along with any unsold tickets are due back to Janis, no later than Monday, February 25, 2019 (in less than two weeks).  Please check with your student about the tickets.  Each ticket has a unique number – we need to make sure that all tickets are accounted for.  All checks can be made out to “Analy Band Wagon.”  If you need more tickets, please contact Janis, or purchase them online at

In addition to ticket sales, we are asking all students to contribute toward a Classroom Basket, which will be auctioned off at the Pasta & Music night.  We encourage the students to ask local businesses for donations to the classroom baskets before purchasing items.  Each class has a theme as follows:

Concert Band 2nd Period: Movies (Blu-ray or DVD movies, movie theater tickets, air popcorn popper, blankets/snuggies, pop corn bowl, pop corn toppings, movie theater candy, etc.)

Orchestra & Instrumental Music 4th Period: Artist (art supplies including specialty paper, paint/brushes, colored pencils, markers, canvases, small original works of art, etc.)

Symphonic Band 3rd Period: Caffeine and Chocolate (Coffee, Tea, Yerba Mate, Chocolate, French Press, Coffee or Tea mugs, Tea towels, etc.)

Jazz Band Zero Period: Spa (Massage, Facial or Nail gift certificates, soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, spa hair wrap, eye mask, etc.)

All items for the Classroom Baskets must be turned in by Wednesday or Thursday, February 20th or 21st (next week) in order to have time to assemble them before the Pasta & Music night.  No perishable items please.

We need volunteers for set up, clean up, and staffing a couple tables at Pasta & Music Night.  These are all short, easy shifts, plus you can sign up to bring in items for the Classroom Baskets.  Please use the link to sign up to volunteer!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Janis Snyder, Program Coordinator: or (707) 824-2337.