2017 Peach Fundraiser


Dear Music Students and Parents:

Our annual Peach Fundraiser is one of the largest fundraisers for our Organization. The peaches are excellent quality and come from a family owned orchard in Palisade that the music department has done business with for years. All music students are invited to participate in this fundraiser. It is an opportunity for all students to earn credit to help pay for their expenses throughout the year. Many of our students offset all of their music expenses selling peaches.

It offers the students the opportunity to earn credits for their student music accounts that can be applied to Marching Band fees, Winter Percussion fees, Music Banquet, concerts (2 paid ticket events per year) and the big event this year is the trip to Disney World April 19 – 23 for choir, orchestra and band students.

However, it can’t be used for any fees that PHS charges the students, i.e. Concert Attire, Participation Fees, Class Fees, etc. It is cumulative throughout the years you attend Ponderosa and upon graduation any remaining credit is retained by the Music Boosters.
Each Full Box which is 20 lb. is $40 and the half box which is 10 lbs. is $20. Each student will receive $14.00 in credit per full box sold and $7 in credit for each half box sold as credits in their student music accounts.
Important Dates:

     First pre-order due July 21 from 3 – 5:00 pm with delivery August 4
     Second pre-order due July 28 from 3 – 5:00 pm with delivery August 11

The pre-order forms must be dropped off in the Ponderosa Band Room with all of the cash and checks. We cannot accept late orders as we call the orchard that day and reserve the amount presold. NOTE: Please keep a separate order form for each delivery date listed. To print an order form please click here 2017 Peach Order Form

Students or parent must pick up their pre-orders each delivery day by the PHS Tennis Courts. We will post on the face book page and send an email when we know the approximate time the truck will arrive. We will need parent and student help unloading the truck both delivery dates.
Additionally, we order a limited number of boxes to sell from 3 – 5 pm on Friday Aug 4 and Aug 11. Students and parents are asked to help man the truck and sell peaches during these hours, a sign–up genius will be sent out as the dates get closer. All students who participate in these sales will receive hours for community service. The profits from these boxes go into the General Booster Account. This account helps pay for music for the entire department, buy sound equipment, repair/purchase instruments, pay competition fees for contests for both choir and band, supply uniforms, cleaning for concert tuxedos, pay insurance and upkeep for the music truck and many other costs associated with a music program.

If you have any questions please contact either Karen Zimmerman zimme83@aol.com or Beth Peterson rustyoldhalo@comcast.net.