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.

Poinsettias Sales

Orders are due no later than 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). Click HERE for a flyer to share with friends and family, and HERE if you need a student order form. Click HERE for Poinsettia Care

Lend a hand and volunteer on Nov 30th. Click HERE for Signup Genius

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance


RaiseRight Gift Card Rebates

Purchase throughout the school year or reload anytime you choose. These gift cards can be used for many merchants in the area, while a percentage of the total card (which can change monthly by vendor) will go into your student's band account. Before you know it, you'll be racking up the savings. Click HERE for a flyer with additional information, or click HERE to create a RaiseRight account with the BBLZ account number.

Monthly physical gift card orders are due Dec 4th. Ready for pick up Dec 8th

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance.

Amazon Smile

We’re excited to say that we are part of Amazon’s program that allows its users to donate a percentage of everything they buy to the charity of their choice! Once you’ve signed up, it’s zero hassle for you, and it’s a welcome fundraiser for the band. Why not give it a go?


Trivia Game Night

Click HERE to reserve and pay for a table, or use the QR from the flyer.

Friday, Mar 4th @ 7pm at The Hungry Mule

Wind Ensemble Invitational

Come hear the incredible music in the Performing Art Center (PAC). Open to band members, friends, and the public.

Before the music, BBLZ needs volunteers to help serve dinner to our HS Wind Ensemble students and performing guests. We hope you can help out by signing up and showing our hospitality.

Click HERE to help volunteer with the dinner in the PAC lobby.

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

Band Video Orders

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

Click HERE to place your order. All orders are due by March 20th

Jazz By The Lake (JBTL)

Friday, Apr 8th @ 5:30pm

Come join us at the Royal Melbourne for a fantastic evening of Jazz performed by LZHS Jazz Ensembles.

Click HERE to reserve and pay for a ticket

Cheesecake and Coffee

Stock up on delicious cheesecakes and freshly roasted coffee. Orders are due Tuesday, April 19th, and delivery will be May 5th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance.

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 right to your home once they are ready!

Sale ends on July 1st

Click HERE to place your order from Melon Ink

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 4 tickets) in advance at Band Camp check-in or Wednesday at Carthage. Or just stop by on Saturday; donations are always welcome.

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

Click HERE to see our flyer.

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.

Last Call! Sale extended to Sunday, August 14th

Click HERE to place your order from Melon Ink.

Senior Night

Celebrating seniors and their families at the first LZHS band halftime performance of the 2022 season! Timeline summary from the athletic department for Friday, Aug 26th

5:30- Sr. Parents begin to arrive (place their seats in the stands)

(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.

Click HERE to purchase tickets for NU Band Day, and click HERE for facility information. Are you interested in being considered as a Chaperone? Click HERE to signup.

** 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. Come out and cheer on our musicians at 8:30pm.

Click HERE to signup to help with hospitality for the event

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept 27th


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. Click HERE for more information about the facilities.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Nov 8th.

ILMEA District 7 Festivals

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)

Click HERE for a flyer announcing our LZHS Selectees

2022 Chicago 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. Click HERE for more information from parade organizers. Watch us live in the parade on YouTube

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.