Thursday, 25 June 2015 06:16
35% of Sales Going Back to Students.
(25% to Student Accounts and 10% in Prizes)
$500 (or more) Prize Giveaway
- 10% of overall sales will be given in prizes. The more booklets we sell, the more prizes that will be given away.
- If we sell 1-500 booklets, we will give away $500 in prizes. Sales over 500 means a higher prize giveaway.
- Example: 1,000 booklet sales = $1,000 prize giveaway, 2,000 booklet sales = $2,000 prize giveaway.
Want to win an iPad (16 GB) or a $400 Best Buy gift card? Interested in free iPad rental from HSE (for the 2015/2016 school year) plus a Best Buy gift card of $275? Be the top coupon booklet seller, and you will win one of these items guaranteed! If we sell between 500-1,000 coupon booklets, the top seller prize will increase as the sales amount increases. If we sell 1,000 booklets or more, there will be 2 top winners! Each would win an iPad (16 GB) or a $400 Best Buy gift card. Just think of what you could buy with $400 at Best Buy!!!
25% of total sales given back to student accounts of those individuals that volunteer for shifts at Marsh and/or the Farmer's Market and/or who sell coupon booklets on their own (outside of Marsh and the Farmer's Market). This 25% will be divided amongst those students according to the percentage of the number of times they volunteered (or the amount of booklets sold individually).
Want to help offset your RCG fees for 2016 and/or help pay for the upcoming 2016 Thanksgiving Disney World trip? It's easy. Just volunteer at Marsh or the Farmer's Market and/or sell booklets on your own and you're on your way to saving a lot in 2016 RCG fees. The more coupon booklets we sell, the more you'll get back to your student account.
Example: Total sales of $10,000. $2,500 goes back to the student accounts of those individuals that volunteered (or sold coupon booklets on their own). There are currently 162 volunteer time slots (which includes Parent Volunteers). Sidney (and/or her parents) volunteered 7 times (which is approximately 4% of the overall shifts available), she would get back $100 (4% of the $2,500 designated for student accounts). (If she volunteered 14 times, she would get back $200 to her student account. )
If there are students that sell coupon booklets outside of Marsh and the Farmer's Market, they will get a portion of this 25% total sales. Those individuals would have to sell a minimum of 2 coupon booklets in order to be added to this 25% distribution. We will add 1 to the total number of volunteer shifts available for every outside booklet sold. Example: Total sales of $10,000. $2,500 to student accounts. 162 volunteer time slots (which includes Parent Volunteers). Cassidy sold 4 booklets on her own. We would use 166 (162 slots plus 4 booklets sold) as the total number of time slots for calculation purposes. Sidney, who sold 7 booklets, would get 4% or $100 back to her student account, and Cassidy would get 2%, (based on the 4 coupon booklets she sold on her own) for $50 back to her student account.
Don't forget, for every booklet that you sell on your own (or buy for your family), you will get money back to your student account.
Random Drawing: For each time a student volunteers at Marsh and/or the Farmer's Market or sells one coupon booklet on their own, their name will go into a drawing. For any parents that volunteer, their student's name will go into the drawing for each shift they work. For sales of up to 500 coupon booklets, there will be one name drawn for a $50 gift card. For sales at or above 1,000 coupon booklets, there will be two names drawn for a $50 gift card. The winner(s) will get to choose from a list of many gift cards such as (but not limited to) Game Stop, Starbucks, Paige's Music, Best Buy, Target, Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters.
Please sign up today. Help is especially needed at the 96th Street and Lantern Road Marsh grocery store. Only 3 time slots have been signed up for at that location so far. A large part of the success of this fundraiser depends on the number of volunteers we have selling the booklets at the Marsh stores and Farmer's Market. We currently only have about 10 volunteers (combined RCG members and parents) signed up and need a lot more to make this a success. Parents are welcome to sign up even if their RCG member can't (or don't want to) work any shifts. The RCG member will still get credit to their account for volunteer shifts and booklets sold (on their behalf) by a parent or friend. You can sign up as many times as you like which increases the odds of your winning a prize(s).
Sales philosophy at Marsh grocery stores and the Fishers Farmer's Market: No Pressure Sales - just sit back and let potential customers come to you. When someone comes to our table, we then tell them about our fundraiser. (We don't want to "harrass or bother" Marsh customers and want to be welcomed back in the future for other potential RCG fundraisers). If you want to sell booklets on your own, but don't want to bother your neighbors by going door to door, contact Mrs. Grosso for Uniform Fundraiser fliers that you can put in anyone's newspaper box.
In order to raise money for our new uniforms, we will be selling Coupon Booklets that include coupons from local businesses along with an RCG Car Wash to be held on July 25th. Volunteers are needed to work the tables we will have at two Marsh Grocery stores (116th & Brooks School Road and 96th Street & Lantern Road) from July 1st - July 19th. We will also have a table at the Fishers Farmer's Market on July 18th. The dates and times will vary depending on the number of volunteers that sign up. If all volunteer slots fill up, there will be more sales dates added. The more volunteers that sign up, the more shifts we can sell the booklets which gives us the potential for greater sales.
- 1 Parent Volunteer and 1-2 RCG members needed for each 2-hour shift.
- Who's eligible to sell coupon booklets: All RCG members (current and former), non-RCG members (a friend of yours so that you have someone you know to work with), and parents.
- More dates and times will be added as the time slots fill up with volunteers, so please check back frequently and sign up as often as you like.
- Prizes: Top seller gets an iPad or a $400 Best Buy gift card. For sales above 1,000 coupon booklets, there will be 2 top seller prizes given away.
- Random Drawing Prizes: $50 gift card. For sales above 1,000 coupon booklets, there will be 2 - $50 gift cards given away.
- Coupon Booklet Sales: If you work with another current RCG member at Marsh or the Farmer's Market, the total number of booklets sold during your shift will be split between the two of you. If you're the only one working the shift, you get credit for all that shift's booklet sales. For booklets sold outside of these locations, you will receive one entry in the drawing for each coupon booklet sold.
- Don't have time to volunteer but want to help the cause? Please consider giving a cash donation.
The success of this event largely depends on the number of volunteers that help (including parents). Do you have any friends that are former RCG members or other friends that you think would like to help, please have them sign up. We could use all the help we can get.
If you'd like to have some coupon booklets to sell on your own (outside of the Marsh grocery stores or Fishers Farmer's Market) or want to buy some booklets yourself, please contact Julie Grosso at
Click the link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4DA5AD2AA13-uniform/
Monday, 29 June 2015 00:00
Shop with Scrip
Fundraising for your student account
Coordinators: Gina and Greg Fornefeld,
Scrip is a nationally recognized gift card program featuring local and national retailers. These are the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and dining out. When you purchase scrip cards, a percentage of your purchase price will go into your child's band account. It is a good way to raise funds for your student to help reduce band fees. Continue reading to find out how to start your Scrip account.
How to Register
To place your scrip orders, you need to first create a ShopWithScrip account. Go to the www.shopwithscrip.com and click on the "Register" button at the top fo the page. Next, click "join a Scrip Program." You will then need to enter HSE Bands unique enrollment code F18D18E68L16. This code allows the ShopWithScrip system to link your account activity to your student within our organization.
Next, fill in all the required information and click "Register." You will be asked to select two challenge questions and provide answers, which will be required if you forget your password. Keep in mind that your answers are case-sensitive.
You can manage your account through your Dashboard, which you can access by clicking the "Dashboard" link at the top of any page. From here, you can check your account activity, change your profile and password, add, remove, and modify organizations you belong to, and read coordinator announcements. Coordinator announcements will include order deadlines and delivery dates. You can also run your own order and rebate history reports and view or print any ScripNow eCards that you've previously ordered.
It's Easy to Order
You can login and place orders a few different ways:
- Shop Tab: Looking for a gift? Not sure what's available? Click "Shop" at the top of the page and use this feature to sort products and browse by category, card type, or rebate percentage.
- Express Order: Know exactly what you want? Qucikly add the items to your card using this feature.
- Shopping Lists: Order the same products each week? Add these items to a shopping list for easy ordering, then set reminders so you get an email when it's time to place another order.
Get Scrip Faster! Order ScripNow!
ScripNow is the quickest way to get scrip, and it's available from your account on ShopWithScrip.com. With ScripNow eCards, you can purchase and print scrip from home and get shopping in minutes!
Ordering is easy. Log into your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:
- Browse more than 250 available brands, and select your ScripNow product choice
- Pay with PrestoPay to receive your eCard in minutes
- Print your ScripNow right from your ShopWithScrip account and redeem it at a store
- Or enter your eCard code for online purchases
PrestoPay - Online Payment Made Easy!
Enroll in PrestoPay, the online payment method offered through ShopWithScrip.com and pay for your orders with the electronic funds transfer system. It's easy, it's secure, and it allows you to skip the hassle of paying with cash or checks.
To sign up: Simply log in to your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:
- Click on the PrestoPay link in the left navigation bar of your Family Home Page
- Enter your bank account information on the secure website
- Great Lakes Scrip Center will deposit two small amounts into your bank account. Enter these amounts in your PrestoPay registration to verify your account
- You'll receive an email with an approval code to send to your coordinator
Once your account is approved by your coordinator, you'll be ready for online payment! For a small convenience fee of only $0.15 per order, you'll have the quickest and easiest way to pay for scrip!
Reduce, Reuse, Reload
Go green and reuse gift cards instead of throwing them away! Use the Reload option on ShopWithScrip.com to add money to gift cards you've already purchased from our scrip program.
Just log in to your ShopWithScrip.com account and follow these simple steps:
- Select the brand of the card you want to Reload
- Register the card by entering the card number
- Name your card to keep track of it for future Reload orders
With Reload, you can add any denomination to your card between the listed minimum and maximum. Plus, when you pay for your order with PresoPay, your funds will be added to your card overnight. It's so convenient!
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:00
This committee watches over our kids at practices, games, contests. This includes keeping them safe, providing light first aid (no CPR certification required) and riding the buses to and from events. We will have a few quick "training sessions" to show you where we keep all of the first aid supplies and items needed for practices and competitions. You are welcome to have younger siblings with you while you chaperone. You must have a current background check on file. To see the current events we need staffed and sign up to help, use the online Sign UP genius website.
Dates are constantly being added. July dates are now available for signup. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044baba92da31-chaperones3. If you have any questions, please contact Rita Keeling,
Chaperone Training: If anyone is interested in chaperoning, and have never chaperoned before, they need to contact Rita Keeling,
for a short training session. This also applies to anyone that chaperoned in 2014 that has not chaperoned yet this season.
Monday, 22 June 2015 00:00
WHO: All Royal Command and Guard Members
WHAT: Sell $8 Express Car wash coupons from Crew Car wash
WHEN: Wednesday, July 1st - Friday, July 31st.
WHY: To earn money for your student account and for Royal Command and Guard
Latest Updates 6-26: The Crew Car Wash Coupon sale to earn money for your student account will run July 1 – July 31. Coupons were handed out after Thursday’s practice (June 25th) to any student requesting them, but only 31 students did so. If you want your student to sell Crew Car Wash coupons the month of July, please contact Rhiannon Fox (366-6293 or
) to make arrangements to pick some up. These are for the basic $8 car wash at any Crew location. Your student account will be credited $3 for every $8 coupon sold! Any unsold coupons can be returned by July 31st.
Everyone likes a clean car, so what better time than now to sell Crew Car wash coupons. This is a very easy way to earn money towards your student account and band fees and also help raise money for the band department. These are dollar for dollar what an Express carwash sells for at Crew. Each member will earn $3.00 towards their student account and the Band Department will earn $1.00 for every coupon sold…a 50% profit! Customers may pay with cash or check. Checks made payable to ROYAL GUARDIANS.
Example: Sell 10 coupons = $30.00 goes towards your student account, $10.00 goes towards the general fund Each student will have access to 10 coupons. They will be handed out after practice on June 25th but are not allowed to be sold until July 1st. All money AND any unsold coupons must be returned NO LATER THAN Friday, July 31st. Any unsold coupons that are not returned will be billed to the student’s account.
If you are interested in participating and/or getting more than 10 coupons, please contact Rhiannon Fox at (317) 366-6293 or
Monday, 15 June 2015 18:36
Want to stay informed this marching band season?
Then be sure to subscribe to the RCG 2015 Remind 101 text notifications. All band members were give instructions on how to sign up and asked to pass them along to their parents as well. The directors and drum majors use this texting feature to pass along important, last minute reminders and updates. Here is a good example of why Remind 101 is a good thing to have on your phone. We had a severe storm that popped up quickly last season just before practice was scheduled to start. By utilizing the Remind 101 feature, we were able to let families know quickly that practice was cancelled and saved a lot of parents an unnecessary trip to school.
For additional Remind 101 subscription information, please contact Julie Grosso at
Monday, 15 June 2015 09:11
Your next year’s band fees cost you NOTHING out of pocket!
Well, that’s what it can be by working only 6-8 games at Lucas Oil Stadium!!!
You only have to work half the remaining dates and…POOF!!! Your out of pocket band cost is GONE!
(Amounts from Lucas Oil stadium go into your Student’s account and can be used for appropriate Marching Band, Guard, Winter Percussion, Winter Guard, Band and other related fees.)
Why pay band fees out of your own pocket?
Student account earnings update…
Last year we have had over 40 adults/students participating in the Lucas Oil Stadium fund raising.
Everyone who worked added an average of $80.00 to their student account each time they worked.
Working at LOS provided over $15,000 of funding for student accounts.
10 Student accounts were credited with enough to completely cover their marching band fees with some of them having extra for other fees.
Nobody had to go door to door to sell anything to friends/neighbors
People came to us to buy items
We worked hard and had fun
Typical game day…
Meet 5 hours before game starts
Arrive at LOS and sign in
Inventory and setup
Open stand 2 hours before game starts
Sell, have fun, sell, have fun
(repeat till game ends)
Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:00
The next planning meeting for the Royal Invitational will be held on Thursday July 23 at 7:30 in the Art Room at HSE High School. Royal Invitational committee chairpersons are asked to attend. We welcome and encourage anyone that is interested in the Royal Invitational to attend the meeting. There are still a number of open committee chair positions. Volunteers are needed for the following positions:
Band Check In and Band Guides: coordinate the volunteers that will welcome and guide the bands as they arrive
Clean up: oversee the clean up at the end of the event. The RCG students are required to stay and help clean up. However, someone needs to oversee this operation.
Fundraising/Publicity/Vendor: coordinate the effort to bring in additional funds to support the Invitational. Guidelines have been developed for the levels of support.
Hall Monitors: coordinate a group of volunteers to monitor the hallways during the invitation
Programs: create the program for the invitational
Trophies/Presentation: coordinate the purchase and presentation of trophies for the event
Anyone interested in learning more about one of these roles or volunteering to chair or co-chair one of these positions please contact Rachelle Galvin (
July 23th, 7:30-8:30, at the high school
August 19th, 7:30-8:30, at the high school
Sunday, 14 June 2015 20:20
July 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
HSE High School Band Room
Each student should have received a packet of 10 flyers for the upcoming mattress sale that is only about 5 weeks away. A local band recently raised $7,000 by having this same fundraiser. Another band in Louisiana raised over $24,000. The mattresses that are for sale are the same as what you would find in popular, local stores but are discounted anywhere from 20-30% because they don't have storefront related expenses. If you opt for delivery, they will even remove your old mattress. If you want to save on delivery and know someone with a truck, you have the option of picking up the mattress yourself at their Noblesville warehouse.
Please encourage your student to put the word out on their social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and distribute the flyers to friends, family, and neighbors. Don't want to bother your neighbors? Simply encourage students to put the flyers in your neighbors' newspaper boxes. No newspaper box? Roll up the flyer and tuck it in between the flag and mailbox.
Print off the Mattress Sale Flyer
This fundraiser is one of the easiest we’ve done because all we have to do is help spread the word throughout the community.
Please visit the Facebook event and click “join”, “invite”, and “share”. It’s one of the easiest ways to spread the word. Join Facebook Page
If you need additional flyers for this event, please contact Julie Grosso at
or print off the attachment. Questions about the sale itself, please contact Blake Lynch at
Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:00
RCG Garage Sale Notice
RCG will be trying a new fundraiser this year. This will likely be held in the late Summer or early Fall. Please consider holding on to some of your household items for the purpose of donating them to this cause. Drop off would occur on a Friday evening (as the band will not have storage in advance for items due to construction in the building). The sale would be held on a Saturday, hopefully in the cafeteria. Don’t forget to ask close friends and family for spare items too! We may also consider a baked goods or similar sale as a part of this event. We welcome ideas on how to make this a huge success! Volunteers needed too. Please contact Laurie Burger –
Sunday, 14 June 2015 20:20
Meals For Marchers!
Need to present the fundraising flyer for a donation to the band.
Culvers is Monday, July 20, 5-8PM, Olio Road location.
3-5 volunteers are needed to assist with serving food to customers. The percentage of donations received is based upon sales that occur during the shift.
Perkins is Thursday, August 20th ,Tegler Drive (new HTC location)
10% of ALL SALES for the entire shift (4PM-11PM on designated weekday) is donated to the band. Volunteers are needed for at least part of the evening, as a presence at the event supports community awareness of the event.
Buffalo Wild Wings is ongoing, entire marching season, beginning Monday, June 8.
10% of all food (alcohol not included) sales related to RCG donated to the band. Must show flyer (hard copy or on phone) or advise your wait staff or take-out staff that the sale is for RCG!