Events and Fundraising

Fundraisers allow 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.    BBLZ also shares event information like deadlines, flyers, and volunteer needs on this page.

Photo Albums - 2023-2024 Band Camp | 2023-SoCal-Band and Orchestra Trip 

Cookies, Braids, and Coffee

Stock up on delicious Cookies, Braids, and freshly roasted coffee.   Orders are due Friday, April 19th; delivery will be Thursday, May 9th, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. One payment is required for the combined cookies, braids, and coffee orders.

See our FundraiserInfo with key dates, product information, and contact email.  Turn in physical order forms (take a photo first), or use our Google Form as an alternative to paper forms  

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance. 

May Concert Program Dedications

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

Order and pay using our Google FormOrders due Monday, Apr 29th

Band Video Orders

Would you like a great video of your student's performances?  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!  Thumb Drive ($40) format is available. 

Order and pay using our Google FormOrders due Sat, May 4th

Uniform Fittings

Signup for Uniform Fittings (all students, even those returning).  And signup to Volunteer too!  

Please bring completed Band Camp forms to the fittings.  Fittings are held in the band hallway near the band room.  Guard members can stop by any time drop off forms.

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 (no orders in June, July, or August) 

Sep 10th, Oct 10th, Nov 10th, Dec 10th, Jan 10th, Feb 10th, Mar 10th, Apr 10th, May 10th

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance.


2024 Senior Band Students

Congratulations to our Band and Color Guard Seniors!

The graduation ceremony is Sunday, May 19th. Sophomores and Juniors will perform the music for the event.

See our 2024 Senior Salute video

Band Camp

LZHS Band Camp runs from July 24 to 26th at Carthage College.  Student check-in is 8am on Wednesday.  Parents stop by to make sure all paperwork is complete.  Students are picked up on Friday (7/26) after the 7pm performance on the field at Carthage College.  There are no buses back to LZHS.

Request Band Camp Roommates, use our Google Form to request student account funds for camp, and help with Band Camp donations of snacks or drinks.  See Thompson newsletters' Early Summer Band Letter (Band Camp forms) and Summer Newsletter (camp itinerary). Helpful info for Carthage College and Directions

Band Car Wash Fundraiser

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 Thursday at Carthage during pickup.  Stop by on Saturday; donations are always welcome.  View our event flyer.

Students/Parents sign up to volunteer  (two shifts available)!

Support the band on Saturday, August 10th 9am - 2pm!

Home Football Games

Lend a hand and have fun with our Home Football games by helping our Uniform Committee.  We need help distributing and collecting our Marching Uniforms at each home game. The football schedule link is available under the BAND FAQ page.

 Volunteer to help with marching uniforms

Spirit Wear

This is our annual Spirit Wear Sale for Band, Jazz, and Color Guard students and parents. Select from our new designs and purchase T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Yard Signs, and more to show support throughout the year.  

Don't delay and place your Spirit Wear Order by Monday,  August 12th

Senior Night 

Celebrating seniors and their families at the first LZHS band halftime performance!    Timeline summary from the athletic department for Friday, September 1st

5:45- Gates open (Sr. Parents arrive and are directed to the track)

5:45- Line Sr. Parents up

6:22-6:30-Band/Color Guard 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, Sep 9th  @ 8:20am Call Time (8:50 am buses leave, and 5:30/6pm approximate return).

Purchase tickets (use promo code FLAMESBD23)  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.  Also, there is a clear bag policy (details in link above).

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 8:00 pm (they do a practice run-through before they play).

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

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 11th


This is an end-of-Marching Season performance showcasing the exciting, toe-tapping music the students learned (half-time and pep songs). 

Come prepared!  BBLZ and Mr. Thompson will auction off an opportunity to lead the Marching Band in playing a song!  Be a drum major for a song.   A second auction of six reserved seats for our band/jazz concerts.  Pick your seats, and we'll have them ready for you.  So, bring your band spirit and have a little fun with us.  Donations of cash, check, or credit card are accepted.  

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17th 

ILMEA District 7 Selectees

Congratulations to our Band students on making ILMEA!   ILMEA Concert Program 

Poinsettias Sales

Orders are due by FRI, OCT 27th, and pickup is WED, NOV 29th (10:00am-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 packets,  customer sales receipt forms, Poinsettia Care instructions, and our new online Student Poinsettia Order form.

Lend a hand and volunteer on Poinsettia Delivery. We need lots of help!

This fundraiser will contribute to your Student Account balance

Trivia Game Night

Click to reserve and pay for this parents' night out event. Have a meal/drink 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, Jan 19th @ 7 pm (games start) 

Jazz By The Lake (JBTL)

Friday, March 1st @ 6:30pm

Join us for a fantastic evening of music by the LZHS Jazz Ensemble, including dinner, drinks, games, and auctions (live and silent).  Proceeds benefit the Band Program.  Don't delay, and buy your TICKETS here!

Lend a hand, join the JBLT committee

Our event photo galleries - 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2019

Wind Ensemble Invitational

LZHS Wind Ensemble will host two high school bands.  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 8th @ 7pm in the PAC

D95 All District Band Concert

It will be amazing to see all our band students from 5th-12th together.  If you'd like to help with snack donations, please click HERE

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 12th