This is a question we hear a lot.  People know that what we do is important and that it takes a lot of resources to make it happen.  There are really FOUR ways to help us give young people the best experience we can.  Volunteering and supporting our members at their shows, are two great ways to give your time.  The other two extremely important ways are to donate food and materials - a list for which follows below - and of course, to donate money.  How much?  And for what?  Hopefully this will help:


Sponsor a Student - It costs our organization more than $3000 per student to tour in the summer and more than $1500 per student for the winter.  Students are only expected to pay part of that (the member fees) but even so, some find they cannot make the committment.  We are dedictated to the idea that ALL young people, regardless of finances or ability, be given the chance to march.  You can help us meet this goal by sponsoring a student.  ANY amount will help and 100% of your donation will go to offset the fees of students in need.


Telethon Donation - If you were brought here through our annual Telethon wherein we raise money for our tours and equipment, please fullfil your pledge by indicating that on the donation form.


General Donation - If you want to help and don't want to earmark your contribution, simply give a general donation.  We will put it to good use for young students of the arts - not a penny will be wasted!

Creative Donation - Absolutely great for alumni, corporations, and local businesses, these donations are designed to make a connection.  You can sponsor a few miles of our tour, provide a special meal for the members, and spring for the corps to have some fun.  OR take advantage of our Sponsorship Packages to get your company's name out to the public on show tickets, web posts, social media, and even as a decal on our truck.  Make a Creative Donation and Donate With a Purpose!

Creative Donations

Best of all, your donation to the Oregon Band Boosters, INC to support Shadow is tax deductible as a charitible donation!

Food and Equipment Wish List

Please arrange to bring donations in on a rehearsal or show day or coordinate with the responsible chairperson

Suggested Non-Perishable Food Items

Fruits, veggies, bread items, deserts etc. accepted and encouraged also - please connect with the Food Chairperson on these.

  • peanut butter and jelly

  • granola bars

  • pop tarts

  • single serve potato chips

  • mustard, ketchup, mayo

  • industrial-sized cans of fruit, veggies, or pasta sauce

  • syrup

  • ranch dressing

  • pudding cups

  • cereal

Other Items

  • disposable plates, bowls, cups, forks, spoons

  • paper towels, napkins

  • brown paper lunch bags and gallon sized ziploc bags

  • aluminum foil (heavy duty) and aluminum foil food trays

  • band-aids and other wraps/tape

  • disposable instant ice packs

  • OTC meds for aches, pains, strains, colds, and allergies

  • sunscreen, aloe, and first aid ointment

  • cases of white athletic field spray paint

  • white and black electrical tape, and duct tape

  • 9 volt and AA batteries

  • dish soap, sponges, all-purpose cleaner, towels, and washcloths

  • hand sanitizer

  • gift cards to Sam's Club and Home Depot

Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps, Shadow Indoor Percussion, and Shadow Winterguard are programs of the Oregon School District and the

Oregon Band Boosters, INC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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