TRIP FUND USE EXPLANATION

What is the Music Department Trip?

Every other year, the Somerville High School Music Department takes selected groups on a trip to perform at an out of state event. In 2013, they went to Nashville; in 2015 they went to Disney World, in 2017, they went to Montreal and Quebec City; and in 2019, they went to Chicago (with a stop in Cleveland, OH, along the way). 

How is the Music Department Trip funded?

While students pay for the trip out of pocket, if they participate in the in the fundraising opportunities shown on the right and meets the minimum for participation, the money earned is placed into that year's TRIP FUND that is shared among those who qualify. The more that is raised, the less they will need to pay out of pocket. We are governed by IRS regulations for 501-C3 non-profit organizations. 

How do students qualify for the Trip Fund?

To qualify for the year's trip fund, a student needs to participate in at least three of the available fundraisers for the year. 

FUNDRAISERS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Tricky Tray

May 2021

Donate Cash/Check for $100 OR
Basket(s) valued at $100

Balloon Festival

July 2021

Student/family member works
at least one shift

Car Wash

August 2021

Student/family member works
at least one shift

Gift Wrap & Decor Items Sale

August - September 2021

Sell at least $100 worth
of product

Pies/Cookie Dough/Cheesecakes Sale

September - October 2021

Sell at least $100 worth
of product

Double Good Popcorn

November 2021

Sell at least $100 worth
of product