Fundraising

Valley Voices supports all 13 Southwoods and Valley choirs and ensembles through fundraising, such as stadium cleanup after football games, concessions, Butter Braids, and more. New ideas are always welcome!

Money raised from fundraisers are divided in the following ways:

Vocal Music Department: Sales proceeds from music department fundraisers (such as coupon books) go directly to the vocal music departments to assist with purchases not paid by the school district, such as music and other expenses as determined by the directors.

Valley Voices: As the vocal music parent booster club, Valley Voices uses proceeds from Butter Braids, 50/50 Raffle Tickets, and other fundraisers to benefit all 13 choirs by raising money for items such as robes, contest entry fees, concert program printing, awards, vocal music banquet, transportation, clinicians, etc.

Show Choirs: Show choir students/families are asked to volunteer at fundraising events, sell merchandise to benefit Valley Voices, or contribute a fundraising fee since show choir expenses are a significant part of the Valley Voices budget.

** Fundraising profits can only be applied toward a student's Show Choir Fundraising Waiver. It can not be applied toward other fees.

SHOW CHOIR FAMILIES:

To help cover expenses, each family is required to contribute $50. There are several ways to contribute:


  1. Volunteer at the football stadium’s concession stand. (Adult Only) The amount of money raised is dependent on the sales of the concession stand.

  • September 3rd 7:30-9:30 Dowling football game; lower visitor concession stand

  • September 10th 7:30-9:30 Dowling football game; lower visitor concession stand

  • September 24th 7:30-9:30 Dowling football game; lower visitor concession stand

  • October 8th 6:00-8:00 Dowling football game; lower visitor concession stand


Use this LINK to sign up for this event.


Note: Be sure to sign up in a Valley Voices slot or you will not get credit. It is extremely important that these spots get filled AND that you are present for your shift. If only 3 of 4 spots get filled or if someone doesn’t show up, our entire team does not get credit.

Sign up at the link above by Wednesday at noon for free entry into the game.


  1. Sell Butter Braids. 9 Butter Braids meet your $50 commitment. This runs October 5th thru the 19th. They will be delivered on November 8th. *These come frozen so pickup on 11/8 is required.


  1. Sell Coupon Books. 4 SaveAround coupon books will meet your $50 commitment. This runs during the same timeframe as Butter Braids.


  1. Complete a combination of the three opportunities above.


  1. Participate in the Valley Stadium cleanup. This involves cleaning the stadium after a football game. Materials and directions are provided by a custodian at the 50 yard line after the game (9:30) Each of the 10 people who sign up and participate fulfill their $50 commitment. It normally only takes 45 min to an hour to complete! Easy way to fulfill the $50! Please use this LINK to sign up for one of these games:

  • September 3rd Dowling football game at Valley stadium

  • October 1st Valley vs Ankeny Homecoming game at Valley stadium

  • October 29 first playoff game at Valley stadium


  1. Pay the $50 volunteer buyout. This will be assessed in March to students who have not met their volunteer/fundraising commitment yet. To make a payment by check NOW, please make the check out to Valley Voices and send to: Anna Lee; Valley Voices Treasurer; 3650 Woodland Ave, WDM 50266


If you have any questions, or need to change a time you have signed up for, please contact Nicole Venerable at nicolevenerable@gmail.com, 515-393-0952, or Amy Dougherty at doughertya@wdmcs.org, 515-664-2720.