Family Fundraisers

2019-20 Family Fundraisers

The Centaurus Band Boosters support the following product sales to help students and their families earn funds for band expenses not covered by the Boosters' General Fund. Proceeds from these product sales will be directly credited to each student's CHARMS account. Students and parents can then decide how to apply those fees: Annual Family Contributions, winter program fees, special band trips, instrument rentals, sticks & mallets, shoe rentals, guard warm-up suits, etc. Families can sell OZO Coffee, Stan's Automotive oil change coupons, Holiday Plants, and World’s Finest Chocolate Bars. Last year, families raised over $10,000! 

Visit this page often for the latest information, including downloadable order forms and sales tips as each fundraiser approaches.

Questions? Family Fundraisers Chairperson: Beth Barchas

OZO Whole Bean Coffee

How it works:
Sell 16-oz. bags of premium, whole bean, craft roasted coffee, directly sourced from farmers. Full pound bags are just $17 (compare value with 12-oz. bags of grocery store coffee).  Students earn $6 credit per bag for their individual CHARMS account. We have a Student Sales Guide to help make sales efforts successful and provide background on OZO to share with customers.  We have also created a shareable Form Letter for students to use who would like to email information about the coffee sales to those who may want to support the band or have a leave-behind for repeat customers. Click here to download our latest Coffee Variety Offerings and Sales Order Form.

Questions? Ozo Coffee Fundraiser Coordinator: Amy Dunbar-Wallis

2019-20 Fundraising Dates:

  • Summer 2019: Sell 5/28 - 6/13; Payment due 6/13; Coffee delivery 6/21
  • Fall 2019: Sell 9/19 - 10/3; Payment due 10/3/19; Coffee delivery 10/11
  • Winter 2019: Sell 11/21 - 12/5; Payment due 12/5; Coffee delivery 12/13
  • Spring 2020: TBD

Poinsettias, Succulent Gardens and Christmas Cacti

How it works:
Sell Holiday Plants (quality Poinsettias, Christmas Cacti, and Succulent Gardens) and 40% of your total sales will go into the students CHARMS account. This sale is a long-standing CHS Band tradition and is well-received by local businesses, CHS administration, teachers, and band alumni families. Click here to download our latest Student Sales Guide and Sales Form.

Questions? Holiday Plants Fundraiser Coordinator: Erin Moore

2019-20 Holiday Plants Fundraiser Dates:

  • Sell 10/28 - 11/12; Payment due 11/12 (same day as band banquet); Plants delivered Thursday 12/5

World’s Finest Chocolate

How it works:
This is historically our easiest and most popular fundraiser. Students purchase full cases of 60 chocolate bars for $60 (checks only, please…cash cannot be accepted). The chocolate bars sell themselves for $1 each and come in easy-to-carry cases of 60.  Students earn $30 per case towards their individual CHARMS account.

The World’s Finest Chocolate family fundraiser is starting this week! The Centaurus Band Boosters (CBB) have purchased 150 cases of chocolate bars for students to sell. The funds raised can be used to pay current band expenses or saved for future band ones.

Each case contains 60 chocolate bars that students sell for $1 per bar. Those who wish to participate will need to purchase their chocolate upfront for $60 per case, with a check made payable to "Centaurus Band Boosters." For each case purchased, $30 will be credited to the student's CHARMS account. The money raised from the sale of the chocolate bars then goes back to their parents as reimbursement for the upfront check. These bars can be sold at school, or anywhere else it's permitted.  Only checks will be accepted so the CBB has an ironclad tracking system, since it’s difficult to verify who gave us cash. Checks are a simple solution and protect everyone!

Christine or Preston Appel will be available at the Centaurus Band Boosters closet to sell cases to students from 8:00-8:30 AM for the next four Fridays (October 11th through November 1st). Please note that Mr. Vogelsberg will not be handing out cases or collecting money for chocolate--only the Appels! Students must give a check directly to the Appels to receive a case of chocolate to sell. Students may purchase up to three cases at a time.

Questions? World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Coordinators: Christine and Preston Appel For parents who wish to sell chocolate bars at work, click here for simple sales flyer you may use.

2019-20 World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Dates:

  • Fall 2019: Purchase cases before school on four Fridays from 10/11 - 11/1
  • Winter 2020: Purchase cases before school on three Fridays and one Thursday from 1/24 - 2/14

Stan’s Auto 4-pack Oil Change

How it works:
Stan’s Automotive is generously offering full-service oil changes for just $17.50 each when you purchase a 4-pack coupon benefiting Centaurus Band.  There is no expiration date and no hitch. Basically, you pay $50 for your 4-pack coupon, which entitles you to an oil change for just $5 at the time of service (total cash outlay for 4 oil changes = $70).  Students earn $50 per purchase toward their individual CHARMS account. Please take a moment to review The Fine Print (consumer details) online.

Questions? Stan’s Automotive Fundraiser Coordinator: Heidi Ellis 303-810-2910 (preferred) or email

2019-20 Stan’s Automotive Fundraiser Dates:

  • April 2019
  • June 2019
  • September 2019
  • Spring 2020 – TBD