Because the amount allocated by the LCUSD to the Choral Music Department provides only for the Director’s salary and the accompanist’s school-day salary, CPA sponsors a variety of fundraising events and activities. Funds are used for essentials such as sheet music, the accompanist’s concert compensation, educational supplies, festival fees, scholarships, choir room upkeep and more.
CPA’s greatest revenue source is parent donations through Family Sponsorships. Please support the program. And enjoy sponsor benefits like concert tickets and concert recording downloads!
Full page, half page, quarter page and business card-sized ad space is available to our Business Sponsors in the four all-choir concert programs each school year. Two-thirds of each ad sale a student sells goes into their tour account which carries over from year to year. Tribute ads are also available to honor graduating seniors. The Business Ad Flier has more details including ad sizes and costs and can be found on the Forms page. Program Ads can be purchased from the Support Us menu or using the button on the Business Sponsors page.
These are “singing telegrams” students sell to family and friends for $10 each. The telegrams are delivered by phone in late November/early December by groups of students who sing songs from the homes of family volunteers. The revenue supports the student seller’s tour account as well as the choir’s scholarship fund. Scroll down this page to learn more about this fundraiser. Song-a-Grams are sold each November, and can be purchased from the Support Us menu.
SPARTAN BOOSTER CLUB
There are several ways families can work with the Spartan Booster Club to raise money for the choir.
Students can sell tickets each fall for prizes offered by the Boosters. 100% of the student’s sales are deposited into the student’s choir account.
Members can focus 100% of their Booster membership donations to the choir program.
Occasional dine-out events sponsored by the Boosters support the choir program.
Song-a-Gram proceeds can benefit the choral scholarship fund as well as the student selling the Song-a-Grams. All high school families in the Choral Music Department are strongly encouraged to sell 10 Song-a-Grams to help provide scholarships for students who would otherwise be unable to tour due to financial limitations. Song-a-Grams are generally sold in November before Thanksgiving.
Where the money a student earns goes
First 10 Song-a-Grams (up to $100) go into the general scholarship fund
Song-a-Grams 11-50 (up to $400) go into that student’s tour account*
Revenue from additional Song-a-Grams sold go into the general scholarship fund
*Money a student earns will roll over from year to year and can be saved for future tours.
How to order Song-a-Grams
Song-a-Grams are sold online. To place an order, use the Song-a-Gram link under the Support Us menu. The order form will only be available while Song-a-Grams are being sold, generally the few weeks before Thanksgiving.
How the Song-a-Grams are Delivered
Choral Music Department families volunteer their homes, and students are divided into groups and given a list of Song-a-Grams to deliver. The “singing telegrams” are delivered by telephone, generally in late November & early December. Students will be given their assignments after Thanksgiving Break. The majority of SAGs are delivered on a Saturday morning in early December. See the Calendar for this year’s dates.
Participation in Song-a-Gram delivery is required for all 9th-12th grade singers. Singers in 7th and 8th grade may participate in selling and delivering Song-a-Grams if they choose.
Students who sell 40 or more Song-A-Grams must commit to singing in two SAG sessions.