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GIEF Derby Day - Race For Music - SPONSORS WANTED!

posted Feb 18, 2019, 5:29 PM by Michael Iverson

Grosse Ile Music Boosters is proud to announce that the Music Program will be the beneficiary of the Grosse Ile Educational Foundation’s annual fundraiser. We are asking for your help to raise money to fund this significant grant initiative. By broadening and enhancing the Grosse Ile K- 12 music education program, we can increase the positive impact that music has on our learning environment.

To initiate funding of this music grant, the GIEF will hold its Spring Fundraiser:

April 27, 2019, Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club

Grosse Ile Music Boosters is asking that you help support this event. The Derby Day - Race for Music is GIEF’s only fundraising event for 2019. It is an adult only event for those who support the enhancement of educational programs in our schools and community. Please join us as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby and raise money for the Grosse Ile Music Department.


This initiative will include new instruments for all Grosse Ile schools, High School Choir supplies, a modernization of the K-5 music program, new music software for grades K-8, and will include a special component for children with sensory sensitivities. This grant will also include professional development funding for HS/MS Music teachers. 


We ask that you consider being a sponsor for this event. In return for your donation, your name will be prominently displayed at the event and on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. You will also have the opportunity to name your own Race Horse! Please see this flyer for details on the sponsorship options.

Contact Jackie DeSana at 734-934-4786 or, with any questions regarding the Derby Day - Race for Music or GIEF. You can also visit the GIEF website or Facebook page. Donations can be mailed to GIEF, PO Box 34, Grosse Ile Michigan 48138. Grosse Ile Educational Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization (#38-3235455.) 

Cheesecake and Poinsettia Fundraisers!

posted Oct 16, 2018, 5:02 PM by Michael Iverson

PLEASE NOTE: We have combined these two fundraiser into a single event. However, THERE ARE DIFFERENT PICKUP DATES FOR CHEESECAKES AND POINSETTIAS. Please read the items below carefully. CHEESECAKES: Orders due MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2018. Orders can be picked up on Monday, November 5th, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the High School Cafeteria. POINSETTIA: Orders due WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 2018. Orders can be picked up on Wednesday, December 5th, from 2:30 to 6:00 pm at the High School Cafeteria. Proceeds benefit K-12 Music education at Grosse Ile Schools.

Double Down for Drums Casino Night!

posted Sep 20, 2018, 3:08 PM by Michael Iverson   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 3:10 PM ]

Greektown Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser
Saturday, November 10th

Join us on November 10th for an evening at Greektown Casino, to help Grosse Ile Music Boosters purchase new percussion equipment for the Grosse Ile High School Marching Band.

Your trip includes:

  • Round trip motor coach transportation to Detroit.
  • 5 hours of gambling and entertainment at Greektown Casino
  • $15 in gaming and $5 in food vouchers.
  • Water, pop and adult beverages provided on the bus.
You must be 21 years old to participate. The Casino requires that you provide your full name, address, and date of birth to participate.

The signup deadline is October 31, 2016. 

$50 per person

4:00 pm: meet at GIHS
4:30 pm: depart on bus
5:00 pm; Arrive at Casino
10:00 pm: Depart Casino
10:30 pm: return to GIHS

Spaghetti Dinner to support hospital program -April 15

posted Apr 2, 2018, 9:03 AM by Doryce Iverson

GIHS band member Hannah Thomas is doing a fundraiser for "Fleece & Thank You", a hospital program that provides blankets to children during their hospital stay. The program is very dear to Hannah as she used the program recently during a hospital stay.
The event is on Sunday, April 15 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Saint James Episcopal Church, located on East River, between Parkway and Bellevue. It will include a silent auction and raffle items.
Thank you for your support!

April "Dine & Shop Out" - Island Coney/Hawthorne & Vine

posted Apr 2, 2018, 8:50 AM by Doryce Iverson   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 11:58 AM ]

Join us for our final "Dine Out for Music" Fundraiser of the 2018 Music Boosters calendar year at Island Coney on Monday, April 9, with a bonus "Shop Out for Music" at Hawthorne & Vine! A portion of sales from each business will support music programming K-12 in our Grosse Ile Schools! 
Eat and shop local on Macomb while supporting music in our schools! 

March on Over to Smokies in March - Dine Out for Music

posted Feb 21, 2018, 3:29 PM by Doryce Iverson

Join us at Smokies on the Water on Thursday, March 15 and 10 percent of all your purchases that day will go to support your Grosse Ile Music Boosters!

Smokies is on the corner of West River and Bellevue! Always a great time with great specials! See you there!

Butter Braid Fundraiser!

posted Feb 12, 2018, 2:39 PM by Michael Iverson   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 3:53 PM by Doryce Iverson ]

The annual Butter Braid Fundraiser is running through Friday, March 9th.

Please go to for more information and to place an order.

Happy New Year! Join us at TV's Diner/Trenton on Jan. 8!

posted Jan 1, 2018, 7:59 AM by Doryce Iverson   [ updated Jan 1, 2018, 8:01 AM ]

As we pull out our 2018 calendars, please make sure to mark Monday, January 8 for our next "Dine Out for Music". Our great friends at TV's Deli and Diner will donate 10 percent of your lunch, snack or dinner bill to GI Music Boosters!
TV Diner is located at 2441 Fort Street, just north of West Road. See you there!

Poinsettia Fundraiser Deadline Extended to 12/4!

posted Nov 30, 2017, 6:18 PM by Doryce Iverson

Our annual Music Boosters Poinsettia Fundraiser deadline has been extended to MONDAY, DECEMBER 4!

Pickup will still be on Wednesday, December 6 at the GIHS cafeteria from 2:30 pm - 6 pm. See the attached order form for more information (even though it says Dec. 1 deadline, it has been extended!

Thank you for your support of GI Music Boosters!

Dine Out for Music - Monday, Dec. 4 in BWW in Southgate!

posted Nov 30, 2017, 5:25 PM by Doryce Iverson   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 6:37 PM ]

Join us for our December "Dine Out for Music" at Buffalo Wild Wings in Southgate on
Monday, December 4!


Located in the Southgate Shopping Mall at 13655 Eureka Road, print the flyer listed below and give it to your server! Thank you for supporting K-12 music programming and for supporting GI Music Boosters!

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