Fundraising is essential to the success of the Hickory Band program. Fundraising benefits not only the Marching Hawks, but all of the band students, including those who do not march. Below is a description of some of the ways in which the HBPA and students raise funds for the program. Also listed are any current fundraising activities.
Southeastern Virginia Music Games
On the last Saturday of September, the Hickory Marching Hawks host the Southeastern Virginia Music Games, or SEVMG. This event is a competition of bands from around the region. It features renowned judges and enables the audience to view many exceptional bands.
Being the host band, the Hawks do not compete on this day, though they do perform. In the past, we have been able to also feature local colleges as exhibition bands. In 2010, the Old Dominion University marching band thrilled the people in the stands at the end of the day.
This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Marching Hawks. To make the day a success, many of the parents and students are needed to volunteer during the day. Being a volunteer on this day does not require you to work all day. You are able to volunteer for a shift during the day. Without the participation of our parents and students, we would not be able to continue with the games. Information about the games will be discussed during the HBPA meetings in July, August and September. Please help make the SEVMG a success!
The Hickory Band Parent Association runs the concession stands at the home football games and SEVMG. The money earned from the sales of concessions goes into the HBPA fund.
In the fall, the students are asked to fund raise from different companies. Usually, the students receive the information about this sale during marching band camp. The sold items are delivered in the fall.
The Golf Tournament is held in August. More information on the Golf Tournament page. The First Annual Golf Tournament was played at Nansemond River Golf Club in Suffolk on August 12, 2011, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. There were many generous companies that sponsored holes or prizes for the day. Lots of teams signed up and played at $300/team.
The HBPA sponsors a Fall Craft Show, usually in November. It is held at Hickory High School on a Saturday, and many vendors are present to sell their items.
The Annual Marching Hawks Harvest Holiday Craft Show is held in November. Applications for vendors will be mailed no later than the beginning of August. If you have questions, please contact the craft show coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a November-December fundraiser. The students will get order forms and orders can also be made online. For more information, contact Dee Dooley, Fruit Sale at
Raffle tickets are distributed and sold by students (approximately 10 for $10/ticket) The drawing is typically held during the annual band banquet at the end of the school year. This year’s winner won $5,000!
There have been many discussions regarding a spring fundraiser. When a decision has been made to this fundraiser, information will be posted on the site.
Winter Guard Fundraisers
On-going Car Washes
Throughout the year, there have been car washes at the 7-11 at Hanbury Village. They will be announced on the website.
Harris Teeter Card
The HHS Band is now registered with Harris Teeter Grocery Stores. Simply go to customer service at any Harris Teeter and link your VIC card to number 6555. A portion of your grocery purchases will then go to the Hickory Band.
This program allows you to purchase debit or gift cards to be used at different stores/shops locally and nationwide. With each purchase, a percentage of the purchase price is given back to the band program. Each store offers a different percentage to be given back. There are directions and a more detailed description of the Scrip Program on the SCRIP page.
When you register your Amazon account with Amazon smile, the band will get a percentage of all the purchases you make on Amazon. The band can get ‘double-dip’ credit if you purchase Amazon scrip cards and then use them for payment. Click here to register and share with your friends and relatives!