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It takes nearly $100,000 a year to support Sunset High School music programs.

SAMBA has the following fundraisers underway. Please join in and support music in our school!
Amazon: Shop using Amazon Smile, link your account to Sunset Band, and SAMBA earns 0.5% of your purchases!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Link your rewards card to Sunset Band and 0.5% of your purchase is donated to SAMBA!

Sunset Classic November 5, 2016, 28th Anniversary

Launched in 1989, the Sunset Classic is SAMBA’s largest and primary fundraiser of the year. The Classic supports all band programs at Sunset High School; including marching band, colorguard, jazz band, funk band, winter percussion, and winterguard. This full day marching band competition requires the support of every band family to make this show a great success. Planning for this event begins in the winter of the previous season.

Committee Chair; Terry Hardy


SAMBA Gear & Scrip: September 2016-Ongoing

Please check out our gear & scrip pages for more info.


Bottle & Can Drive: Ongoing.
Follow our Facebook page for drop off dates


If you are a NIKE employee, have your SAMBA volunteer time matched!

Log in to

Search for ‘SAMBA’ and log your volunteer hours under the “Help the Sunset Apollo Marching Band Go to Florida via SUNSET APOLLO MARCHING BAND AND AUXILIARY PARENTS CLUB INC” project.

Then you can make a donation to SAMBA using your NIKE matching rewards — $10 per hour volunteered!

Any questions – contact Joy Hildebrandt

Poinsettia Sale: October 2016
This was a very successful fundraiser for SAMBA in the past and we’re bringing it back! We will be offering red, 6 1/2 inch poinsettias. Information and order forms will go home with students on October 21st. Only three weeks to sell and a limited quantity available, so get your order in soon! Delivery TBA to the SHS band room.
Committee Chair;
Spring Auction: May 2017
Each Spring, SAMBA holds a spring awards concert and silent auction. This is SAMBA’s second-largest fundraiser of the year and features all of Sunset’s symphonic and jazz bands. The volunteer committee and SAMBA members reach out to the Sunset community to donate items for auction. Many terrific packages are available for bid; including beach getaways, golf packages, and much more. 
Committee Chair; TBA

Fireworks Stand: Summer 2017

This fundraiser was started by now alumni parents Steve and Linda Hoffmaster. It’s a fun event for parents and students to participate in and a great way for incoming freshman families to meet the SAMBA Community. SAMBA sets up the stand in the Bale’s Thriftway parking lot. Thank you Bale’s! 

Colorguard Car Wash:  Summer 2017

Portland Bridge Pedal: Summer 2017


Other Fundraisers:
SAMBA members participate and offer many other fundraisers throughout the year. You may see SAMBA Pops, bake sales, Shamrock Run, One for the Band, and our very talented Jazz Band performing in the community.

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