Barnes & Noble Bookfair Dec. 9-10

Join us Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 at Barnes & Noble on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Wind, brass, and percussion ensembles will perform.

When you present a voucher or bookfair flyer, Barnes & Noble will contribute a portion of the sale to the Samohi Band program!

STUDENTS – Sign up with Mr. Sakow or Mr. McKeown to perform at the Barnes & Noble store.

PARENTS – We need help wrapping gifts and passing out vouchers on the promenade: Click here to volunteer.

EVERYONE – please share our bookfair flyer! Friends and family can earn contributions for the Band, when they shop in Santa Monica December 9-10 or online December 9-14.

Chipotle – One Week After Thanksgiving

Join us for dinner one week after Thanksgiving. It’s for a good cause, and we know you’ll be tired of leftovers!

Chipotle Fundraiser

WHEN:  Thursday, November 30th between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.

WHERE:  Chipotle – Downtown Santa Monica – 1218 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Your week after Thanksgiving:

Chipotle_Nov17NOTE:  Santa Monica High School Bands will receive 50% of all proceeds. Click HERE for more information.

We hope to see you there!!!


Garden Sale to Benefit the Samohi Band!

Landscape Designer Gretchen Moore presents “My Yarden Sale”

Labor Day Weekend
Thursday 8/31 + Friday 9/1
Call Gretchen at 310-488-8361 for the address.

Preview Day Friday, August 25th by appointment only 310-488-8361

Gretchen is selling all sizes of succulents, CA natives (salvias), epiphyllums, perennial flowers, bulbs (paper whites), iris tubers, roses, ginger, clivias, sansevierias and a few rare + unusual selections that are not grown commercially. Also available a collection of Italian (roll rimmed) terra cotta planters with mature succulents.

Proceeds benefit the band program!

New Swag Added

A new royal blue t-shirt, in men’s and women’s t-shirt styles, will be available for sale at our Pops Concert on May 23rd. We hope the tees will go well with the pajama bottoms!

If you order from our Zazzle store, be sure to look for the discount code written below each item on display. You must enter the code at check-out to get the discounted price.

Don’t like the styles on display? You can add the designs to any product you like!

Made-to-Order Logo Wear

As requested:

We will have more plaid pajamas, embroidered baseball caps, and pullover hoodies in time for the May 23rd Pops Concert. But for those looking for something more…

You may now order your own Samohi Band logo wear, and have items shipped directly to your home!

Even better:  you may have our logos printed on other items in the Zazzle catalog!

Just visit our Online Logo Wear Store

See a t-shirt logo you like, but you’d prefer to have it on a sweatshirt or tote bag? Or maybe you’d like our Concert Band logo on a t-shirt? Just click on the “More” button in the “Style” tab below the item to see more apparel and accessories.

Designs currently on display include (scroll down for links to buy):

If you buy anything on our Zazzle store, be sure to MAKE NOTE OF THE DISCOUNT CODE displayed under the “Add to Cart” button. The prices aren’t bad, when you use the discount code, but you must enter the code at checkout to get the lower price. The discount code changes every few days, but there is always a discount code!

Samohi Music Raglan T-shirt

Samohi Band! Pullover Hoodie

Samohi Jazz Band Logo T-shirt

Samohi Music Racerback Tank

Samohi Concert Bands Duck Bag

Samohi Bands EMBROIDERED Zipper Hoodie

Benefit Mobile

escrip and benefitThe future of fundraising

Get the Benefit app to buy and redeem gift cards instantly while earning for your cause. Earn up to 20% on every purchase when you pay with Benefit!

Support the things that matter most by using digital gift cards when shopping for your summer wardrobe, booking airline tickets, or even indulging in a latte. Read more about Benefit Mobile.

Get the app for iPhone and Android devices… it’s free!

  1. Download and open the app.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Click on the menu (4 horizontal lines) at upper left.
  4. Click on “Beneficiaries” and then “Search for Non-Profits.” Start typing “Samohi” in the search bar, and you should be able to select “Samohi Bands.”
  5. Click on “Samohi Bands” to support the bands!

Links for your phone:

Benefit Mobile for iPhone

Benefit Mobile for Android

How the Bands earn contributions when you use Benefit Mobile:

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to earn for Samohi Bands with the Benefit App.

Then share this link: with your family and friends, so they can support the Bands, too!

Join eScrip to Support the Bands

eScrip logoSign up for eScrip.

Shopping through eScrip links or using your registered cards at participating merchants earns money for the Samohi Bands at no cost to you! You may even find that eScrip sends you useful discounts and coupons for your favorite stores.
There are two account options:  registering for online only shopping, and registering a credit or debit card. You may register multiple cards with eScrip.
  • For online shopping only: go to and sign up. When asked for an organization name, type: Samohi Bands.
  • If you’d like to register your credit or debit cards: go to and sign up there. When asked for an organization name, type: Samohi Bands. When you register a credit or debit card, the Samohi Bands receive a contribution whenever you shop at participating stores and restaurants! Santa Monica contributing merchants include Bristol Farms market, Earth Wind & Flour Johnny Rockets, Lares Restaurant, Louise’s Trattoria, and Z Garden.
  • For a list of local restaurants that contribute via the eScrip program, visit

Thank you for supporting the Samohi Bands!

Ralphs/Kroger Contributions

RalphsRalphs Community Contribution Program

If you have a Ralphs rewards card, Ralphs/Kroger will make a contribution to the Samohi Bands every time you enter your rewards number (or telephone number) at check-out – and it doesn’t cost you a penny!

Every September 1st, Ralphs asks you to renew your choice of organization to receive contributions. You may re-enroll in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program online or by phone: 800-443-4438.

Not sure if you have done this already for school year 2017-18?

Log in to your Ralphs Account here:

After you sign in, click on the text “Welcome, [YOUR NAME]” and then “My Account” tab to see the “Account Summary” page.

Scroll down to the “Community Rewards” section of your account near the bottom of the page. Hopefully, you will see “Organization Name: SANTA MONICA BAND PARENTS ASSOC” and “Organization Number:  84456” If not, here’s how to start earning $$ for the Samohi Bands:

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE (This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password):

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Enter your email address and password
  4. Click on [Your Name] (in the top right hand corner) to open the “Account Summary” page.
  5. View all your information and edit as necessary
  6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
    a. Community Rewards – Enroll
    b. Type your NPO number or name of our organization:
    c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of our name!
    d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process


Click on the link below for complete instructions on how to register your Ralphs rewards card:  Ralphs Community Contributions


A message from Ralphs:  Announcement! is now a secure website. And because it is, there are new procedures in place to enroll your Ralphs rewards Card. Please share this information with your participants as they continue to register, so they don’t miss out on donations to your organization. If you have not registered your new rewards Card for the new term, here are the instructions. Please note: You cannot register with an organization UNTIL you first register your rewards card online. You must re-register every year!