OAK BAY CHOIR FundraisING FAQ's
Who do I make the Cheque out to?
Make the cheque out to: Oak Bay Secondary
Please make sure you include your students name on the cheque (bottom left).
Where do I drop off the order form and cheque/cash?
The choir room. There are ‘fundraising’ folders SPECIFIC to each fundraiser in a shelving unit to the left of Mrs. Tina’s office door.
What can funds raised through student accounts be used for?
Funds can be applied to activities to support students’ music education. Many students apply the funds to Oak Bay Choir Trips (including spending money) and year-end Oak Bay Choir CD purchases. These expenses can go directly through Luanne Chew. Other options include uniform purchases, music lessons, and the purchase of music supplies related to the student’s music education. The latter expenses must be approved by Mrs. Tina and receipts are required.
How can I find out how much money is in my child’s account?
Contact Choir Student Account Manager Luanne Chew firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the balance in a student account.
How do I apply funds toward a trip (including spending money) or OB Choir CD purchase?
To apply funds to a school trip (including spending money), students should notify the Student Accounts Manager Luanne Chew email@example.com of their desire to apply funds prior to paying for the trip. Two weeks' notice is required. To apply funds for an Oak Bay Choir CD purchase, please email Luanne also. Mrs. Tina and the school accounts’ clerk Karen Adams will be notified by Luanne so the fundraising money is applied to the amount owing for the trip or CD purchase.
How do I apply funds toward a DIFFERENT expense related to the student’s music education?
To apply funds to uniform purchases, music lessons, and/or the purchase of music supplies related to the student’s music education, expenses must be approved by Mrs. Tina and receipts are required.
Are Choir and Band accounts separate?
Yes. Oak Bay Band and Choir run separate fundraising programs and maintain separate student accounts for activities in those programs; therefore funds from student accounts can only be applied to the program for which they were raised.
When a student graduates, can choir accounts be refunded?
No. Choir account funds cannot be refunded when a student graduates or decides not to continue in the choir program, as the funds are raised expressly to support a student’s music education at Oak Bay. However, a student’s account balance can be transferred to a sibling, another student in the program, or will be donated to the general program.