Events and Fundraising

Fundraisers are a way for students and parents to work together and raise funds for the band. Fundraisers allow the band to offer unique musical educational experiences that our kids might not otherwise enjoy.

Trivia Game Night

Click to reserve and pay for this parents' night out event, or use the QR from the flyer. Come have a meal/drinks before or during the game to thank our hosts, The Hungry Mule. Buy a table for up to 6 players ($60), or signup individually for ($10) and we'll build a team for you.

Friday, Mar 3th @ 7pm (games start) at The Hungry Mule

Wind Ensemble Invitational

LZHS Wind Ensemble will host Barrington HS Symphonic Band and Maine West Wind Ensemble this year. Hear the incredible music in the Performing Art Center (PAC). Open and free to band members, friends, and the public.

Please volunteer to help serve dinner to our LZHS Wind Ensemble students and performing guests.

Mark your calendar for Friday, Mar 10th @ 7pm in the PAC

Jazz By The Lake (JBTL)

Friday, Apr 14th @ 6:30pm

Join us at the Royal Melbourne for a fantastic evening of Jazz performed by the LZHS Jazz Ensemble, including dinner, games, and auctions (live and silent). This is our largest yearly fundraiser. The event's theme is All That Jazz!

Please help by contributing donations or volunteering to the JBTL event.

Watch for an email on how to reserve and pay for tickets in February

Sneak Peak at a few of our exciting JBTL Auction Items

Let's Roam Donation to JBTL

  • Family Scavenger Hunt 10 Pack ($140 Value)

  • Date Night Scavenger Hunt 2 Pack ($100 Value)

  • 1 Virtual or In-Person Team Building Event For Up to 10 People, PLUS 20% off additional players ($525 Value)

Cheesecake and Coffee

Stock up on delicious cheesecakes and freshly roasted coffee. Orders are due Tuesday, April 25th; delivery will be Thursday, May 11th, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Watch for order forms. See our flyer with key dates and information.

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance.

RaiseRight Gift Card Rebates

Purchase throughout the year or reload anytime you choose. These gift cards are used for many merchants in the area, and you receive a percentage of the total card. Before you know it, you'll be racking up the savings. View our event flyer for more information, or create a RaiseRight account with the BBLZ account number.

Physical Gift Card orders are due on the 10th of each month.

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance.

PAST EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS

Band Video Orders

Would you like a great video of your student's performances throughout the school year? Half-time shows from the Marching Band and a collection of Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz performances are all included. This is a wonderful year of music memories! Blue Ray ($25) and Thumb Drive ($20) formats are available.

Don't forget to place your order.

Band Program Dedications

Would you like to share a dedication to your band student in the May Band Concert Program? 400 characters (about 4 lines) maximum is allowed.

Click HERE to complete the form and make your $10 credit card payment

Band Yard Signs

During uniform fittings and into August, our band Yard Signs are available for purchase. Place your order and we will hand-deliver these signs to your home once they are ready! Place your order from Melon Ink.

Sale ends on July 1st

Band Camp

LZHS Band Camp runs from July 25 - 27th at Carthage College. Student check-in is 8am on Monday (7/25). Parents make sure to drop by to make sure all paperwork is complete. Students are picked up on Wednesday (7/27) after the 7pm performance on the field at Carthage College. There are no buses back to LZHS.

Carthage College Map and Directions

Car Wash

Our annual car wash always makes a big splash! Find us in the LZHS Performing Art Center (PAC) parking lot. Purchase tickets ($20 for four tickets) in advance at Band Camp check-in or Wednesday at Carthage during pickup. Stop by on Saturday; donations are always welcome. View our event flyer.

Support the band on Saturday, August 6th 9am - 2pm!

Spirit Wear

The once-a-year Spirit Wear Sale is going on. Proudly wear your LZHS Band/Color Guard Spirit Wear to the high school football and basketball games. It's not just for the students; parents have some fun supporting our musicians. Yard Signs are under the "View All" link. Place your order from Melon Ink.

Last Call! Sale extended to Sunday, August 14th

Senior Night

Celebrating seniors and their families at the first LZHS band halftime performance! Timeline summary from the athletic department for Friday, Aug 26th

5:30-Sr. Parents begin to arrive (place their seats in the stands) Please arrive early so as not to create congestion at the entrance.

5:45-Line Sr. Parents up

6:22-6:30-Band Seniors Announced

NU Band Day at Ryan Field

LZHS joins other local bands for a performance at Northwestern University's Ryan Field. Bands will take the field during halftime for a wonderful musical event on Saturday, Sept 10th @ 5:30 am call time.

Don't forget to purchase tickets for NU Band Day, and view the facility information for event details.

** Ryan Field does not take cash. Please ensure your student has a debit/credit card (or is paired up with a friend who has one) for food purchases.

Middle School Night

Middle School Night is an opportunity to demonstrate the band program to the 7th and 8th graders from MSS and MSN. LZHS Band will host sectionals to help strengthen musical skills and inspire our band community. Students will play together near 8:30 pm (may run up to 15-20 minutes early).

Lend a hand and volunteer to help with hospitality for the event

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept 27th

Poinsettias Sales

Orders are due by Mon, Oct 31st, and pickup is Wed Nov 30th (10am-6pm) at the Hope Collective. Band students are selling these beautiful plants again this year (red, white, or pink). Check out the event resources - flyer, student order form, and Poinsettia Care instructions.

Lend a hand and volunteer on Nov 30th for Poinsettia Delivery.

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance

Band-O-Rama

This is an end of Marching Season performance. It will showcase all the exciting and toe-tapping music the students learned.

Come prepared! BBLZ and Mr. Thompson will auction off an opportunity to lead the Marching Band in playing “Hey Baby." That’s right, you can be a drum major for a song. 6 reserved seats for concerts will be auctioned off too. Last auction item, lead one of the bands for a song at the May 3rd Concert. Donations of cash, check, or credit card are accepted.

Mark your calendar for October 18th

Jazz Showcase

Our Jazz ensemble will be performing at the Jazz Showcase in downtown Chicago. Check out the information about the facilities.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Nov 8th.

ILMEA District 7 Festivals

Congratulations to our 2022 LZHS Selectees! District 7 Festival performance tickets can be purchased on GoFan! Select the festival below:


Click HERE for Senior Festival (11/12 @ New Trier HS)

Click HERE for Jazz Festival (11/19 @ Woodstock HS)

2022 Thanksgiving Parade

Every few years, the LZHS Marching Band has an opportunity to join this televised event. It's an early start of the day (call time 6:00 am), and students will return to HS in the early afternoon. The parade starts at 8 am and ends at 11 am. Information from Parade organizers. Watch us live in the parade on YouTube (2:05:45 - 2:07:10)

Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 24th

Flock A Friend (Not in 2022-23)

For a $35 donation, flocks mysteriously arrive after 9 pm the night before your selected date so they are ready to greet the recipient first thing in the morning. They migrate to the next house later that night. Sign up now and let's paint the town pink.