Sickles High School Bands

HOME OF THE GRYPHONS  ~  7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa FL  33626


Sickles High School Bands is a large, growing, and high achieving performing arts curriculum where excellence in musicianship, character, and leadership is emphasized.  We provide a top-quality band experience for the benefit of our student musicians, our school, and our local community while keeping our band dues as affordable as possible for parents.  To achieve this and to supplement low school operating budgets, we must engage in a vigorous fundraising program and depend on the generous in-kind and sponsorship support of individuals, funding organizations, and corporations for goods, services, and cash donations.   

Please consider Sickles High School Bands when reviewing your charitable options.  What better investment than music education whose impact on our students will be remembered and demonstrated throughout their lives?  All donations are tax-deductible to our registered not for profit organization 501(c)3.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Monetary Donations - PayPal, Check or Money Order:


For checks and money orders, please mail with the donation form and note "donation" on the memo line of your check and mail to: Sickles High School,  Attention: Treasurer SHS Band Boosters,  7950 Gunn Highway,  Tampa, FL  33626

Become a Trailer Sponsor:

  • $200 per school year
  • Corporations provide logo; we create a cling for the trailer
  • Digital logos are also placed on our website
  • If corporate banners are provided; they are placed in an ad space at the school

One of the easiest ways for a local business to support the Sickles Band Program; a naming sponsorship on our travel trailer. Your logo rides along with the award-winning Sickles High School Marching  Wall of Sound and our other performance ensembles everywhere they go throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond. When not in use, the trailer is parked at Sickles High School as a stationary billboard.


Keith Griffis, Band Director, Sickles High School or Heather Lundahl, Associate Band Director


Community Grants and Corporate Matching Grant Program

Some employers offer to their employees a matching grant program which could mean your costs/donations are matched and the band gets additional support we need.  We will assist with the paperwork necessary; we are a registered not for profit charitable organization.

We also seek funding through community grants from local, regional, and national organizations.  If you have experience in grant writing professionally or through your previous volunteer efforts, please let us know.  We can use your help!

Affiliate Programs

When shopping with Amazon, use the Amazon Smile option when ordering and select Sickles High School Bands as your charity of choice and Amazon Smile will make a donation to us for what you purchase - you get more purchase power! You must go to to do your shopping. 

Needs for Uniform Room, Sections, In-Kind Donations, Caring Closet and Wish List: 

In order to support of our marching band and its many performances, we are seeking the following donated items. We have needs for certain items throughout the year and others will help us stay organized. All items new or gently used please.

Please contact us to underwrite any wish list items. 

  1. Band Aids, Assorted Sizes
  2. Bobbie Pins
  3. Bottled Water
  4. Bug Spray (non-aerosol)
  5. Clothes Hangers (velvet)
  6. Clothes Pins
  7. Clothes Rack (rolling and two-sided)
  8. Cork Grease
  9. Deodorant (gender neutral spray)
  10. Dry Erase Markers (EXPO)
  11. Duct Tape (blue, purple, black, white, red, brown, yellow, green)
  12. Extension Cords, Heavy Duty
  13. Fairy Lights (for winter parade instrument decor)
  14. Febreeze Room Spray (odor neutral/allergy free)
  15. Febreeze Clothing Spray (odor neutral/allergy free)
  16. Feminine Hygiene Products (packaged discreetly)
  17. Garment Bags
  18. Gatorade (small bottles)
  19. Hair Ties
  20. Hand Lotion, low scent
  21. Hand Sanitizer (individual bottles)
  22. Hand Soap, Liquid
  23. Latex Gloves
  24. Laundry Baskets (large and small for lost/found items)
  25. Liquid Hand Soap
  26. Lint Rollers
  27. Lysol Spray (odor neutral/allergy free)
  28. Lysol Wipes
  29. Make-Up Wipes
  30. Mannequin (tabletop, retail display type)
  31. Nail Polish Remover Pads
  32. Pencils (sharpened)
  33. Plastic Totes (small/compact with lids) 
  34. Rubber Bands (regular/assorted sizes)
  35. Sewing Machine (portable) 
  36. Sharpies (black)
  37. Snacks, Bagged Peanut Free (chips, popcorn, cookies, etc.)
  38. Snack Basket, Peanut Free (protein bars, granola bars, etc.)
  39. Slide Grease
  40. Socks, Black (uniform compliant)
  41. Sun Block (non-aerosol)
  42. Tee Shirt Display (tabletop, retail type)
  43. Tissues (large boxes)
  44. Valve Oil

Outgrown, clean, and gently used concert dress is accepted by the Caring Closet in our Uniform Room throughout the year: 

  1. Belts, Men's (black)
  2. Bow Ties (black)
  3. Concert Dresses, Long Velvet/Plain (black)
  4. Cummerbunds (black)
  5. Dress Pants, Men's and Women's (black)
  6. Dress Shoes, Men's and Women's (black)
  7. Shirts, Button Down, Men's and Women's (black)
  8. Tuxedos
  9. Tuxedo Shirts (white)

Wish List for Jazz Ensemble (consult with Mr. Griffis before purchasing larger items): 

  1. Chairs, New
  2. Generator, Small
  3. Stools, New
  4. Logo-ed band stands
  5. Logo-ed jackets
  6. Logo-ed music folders
  7. Logo-ed music stands
  8. Logo-ed neck ties
  9. Logo-ed performance bags
  10. Logo-ed polo shirts
  11. Logo-ed visors
  12. Van to transport equipment to smaller jazz gigs