Sickles High School Bands

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

Funding Opportunities

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.


Easy Monetary Donations - PayPal, Check or Money Order


For checks and money orders, please 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

Fundraiser - Purchase an Engraved Brick to Honor Band Members

Purchase a brick engraved to honor current and past Sickles Bands members - Learn more

Fundraiser -  Sponsorships - Corporate & Individual 2022-2023

A fundraiser that directly benefits the Marching Wall of Sound. Unlike many of the other fundraisers we do throughout the year, the Sponsorship Fundraiser is solely partnered with the parents and community surrounding Sickles.   

Partnership levels (and their perks) can be found here.

Since we do not work with a third party, all monies raised through the Sponsorship Fundraiser go DIRECTLY towards the band. Really! 100% of all proceeds, directly and indirectly, impact many of the programs and band functions your students get to participate in as a member of the Wall of Sound.  

What impact does the Sponsorship Fundraiser helps have on our band program? It provides funding for Musical Instruments, Guest Artists and Clinicians, Bus/Trailer Transportation Costs, Sheet Music, Method Books, Customized Drills, Professional Development for Directors, Florida Bandmaster Association Dues, Music Performance Assessment Fees, Florida Schools Music Association Dues, Percussion Instructors, Winter Guard Instructors, Marching Band Instructors, Middle School Band Night, Uniform Dry Cleaning, Instrument Repair, Website Maintenance, Liability Insurance, Scholarship Funds, Band Banquet, Guard Equipment, Winter Guard Equipment and MORE!

100% of all donations collected go directly towards the band program and not a third-party affiliate, your participation is vital and thoroughly appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible to our registered nonprofit organization 501©3.  If you would like to submit a logo, please send your logo in JPG format at the highest resolution available and any additional questions to

Recognizing Our Past and Recent Corporate Partners 

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BJ's Brew House
Ford's Garage
Chick Fil A
Grand Hacienda Mexican Cuisine
Nexus Stone Gallery
Smokey Bones
Citrus Park Nursery
Home Depot
Olive Garden
Edward Jones
Lowe's Home Improvement
Outback Steakhouse
Winn Dixie

Community Grants and Corporate Matching Programs

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

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General Section Needs - Printable List

  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

Needs for Caring Closet/Uniform Room - Outgrown, Clean and Gently Used:

  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 or Mrs. Lundahl 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