Knock, knock, knock!

Who’s there?

Your favorite TJ Band and Guard students, bringing you the first ever TJ Bands Virtual Tag Day! #TJTagDay #Money4Music

Did you know…?
…many of our base school band programs are able to raise funds to cover most of their annual operating budgets in a single day? You’ve probably seen band students from your base school knocking on doors in your community during their band’s Tag Day event.

What is VIRTUAL Tag Day?
The unique nature of our TJ community means our students aren’t able to knock on physical doors and leave paper tags like our base school students. Instead, we are knocking on virtual doors for a virtual, online tag day!

Student & Family Packet

When is Virtual Tag Day?
Our Virtual Tag Day runs for not just a day, but for a whole month! November 13, 2018 through December 18, 2018 (Winter Concert)

Why Virtual Tag Day?
This fundraiser is vital to the continued growth of all our programs, and will be the single biggest contributor to our budget for the year. It will raise necessary funds for the entire TJ Bands program. Virtual Tag Day is this year’s fundraiser for TJ band members to ask family and friends for their financial support through TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donations.

What kinds of things will a donation to the TJ Band Boosters pay for?
Funds raised through Virtual Tag Day will directly benefit all the TJ Bands ensembles, including curricular bands, marching band, drumline, color guard, and other non-curricular band clubs.
TJ Band Booster funds pay for the following every year:

  • sectional coaches
  • leadership camps
  • equipment, including instruments
  • uniforms
  • student scholarships
  • other items that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) does not allow to be funded with student fees
  • Additionally, when needed, the Band Boosters sponsor fundraisers targeted for specialty instruments or items from Mr. Foreman’s wish list for use throughout the program.

    What is the goal of the Virtual Tag Day fundraiser?
    Our goal is $15,000. This represents two thirds of our overall budget for the year! This is money we need to raise to be able to meet our financial obligations for this school year.

    Our $15,000 goal is equivalent to each curricular band, drumline, marching band, and color guard family raising an average of $100 each.

    Our Virtual Tag Day Fundraising Progress –>
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    Thank you so much to all of our 2018 Virtual Tag Day contributors so far
    Angela Ting, Colin Harbison, Dawn Ebert, Ed and Lisa Barker, Elizabeth Lubben, Elliot Lee, Geoffrey Davis, Graham W. Van Note, Hong Liu, Jae Won Lee and Su Young Kim, Joel Reaser, John McLaughlin, Manny Fu Family, Mr. and Mrs. William Cox, Oksana Yoon, Osman Riaz, Ruth and Harry Kreider, Sam and Judy Barker, Sheo Jha and Gita Thakur, The Bronstein , Cibulski Family, The Everhart family, The Family of Luke Sedlar, The Gardner Family, The Gersony Family, The Kreider Family, The Kwon Family, The Mallek Family, The Miller Family, The Naide Family, The Pasquerella Family, The Pracher Family, The Qi Family, The Santoro Family, The Strassberg Family, The Thamasett Family, The Zeng Family, Woo Kyung Lee, Wu and Fei Family, The Zhou Family, Anonymous

    How do we contribute?
    Option (1): Donate via our new PayPal Giving Fund page!
    Option (2): Donate by check, payable to TJ Band Boosters, memo line “TagDay” and mail to:
    TJ Band Boosters
    C/O Lisa Barker
    11001 Burywood Ln
    Reston, Va 20194

    Is my donation tax deductible?
    YES it is! The TJ Band Boosters are a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible, as allowable by the IRS. You will receive a letter from the TJ Band Boosters acknowledging your donation.

    Does your employer match donations to 501(c)(3) corporations? File to match your contributions to TJ Band Boosters!
    The TJ Band Boosters have been added to Benevity, a tool that disburses charitable funds for hundreds of companies. With just a few minutes of effort, your contribution may be doubled, or even tripled, per your employer’s support commitment.

    If you work for an organization that has a philanthropic program in place, and you have questions or need help adding the TJ Band Boosters to that tool to secure matching contributions, please contact us at info@tjbands.org, subject line “Employer Matching”.

    How do I become part of the fundraising team?
    Just share the link http://tjbands.org/fall18-virtual-tag-day/ by email, FaceBook, Instagram, or printed flyer and ask for donations!
    Here is the link to our PayPay Giving Fund page! https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1251587

    Social Media:
    If you are on social media like FaceBook or Instagram or Twitter, don’t forget to share! #TJTagDay and #Money4Music
    Questions?
    Contact Lisa Barker at vpwaysmeans@tjbands.org.