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Amador Band Fundraiser: Sports Equipment Parking Lot Sale

Original post made by AFM on Sep 30, 2009

The Amador Valley High School Marching Band and Colorguard announces:

Sports Equipment "Parking Lot Sale"
Saturday, October 3rd 2009 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Amador Valley High School Student Parking Lot
1155 Santa Rita Rd

A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Color Guard and Percussion performance ensembles at AVHS.

A number of stores and vendors from around the Bay Area will have NEW and gently used sports equipment and gear of all kinds available for purchase:

Skis Snowboards Wakeboards
Waterskis Kayaks Bicycles
Football Soccer Lacrosse
Baseball Softball Golf
Tennis Backpacking Climbing

Comments (28)

Posted by Music Lover, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Check out this sale...inside scoop is that the band will serenade shoppers at various times during the day. Have you heard these kids play? They are fantastic!

Posted by amador parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Thanks in advance to the community for coming out and supporting this - there should be a lot of great stuff at good prices, and helps support these kids who work so hard!

Posted by Another Gatetree Resident, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Won't Boosters help? I mean, sound/music in the stadium seemed to be such a priority a few years back...

Posted by Mel, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

The kids in the band sound great, march well, and deserve our support. If you need some sports equipment, come and give it a look!

Posted by Band Mom, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

These kids work so very hard and have accomplished a great deal. Lots of sweat and labor on their part. I will be there to support them and hope you will too. It's is a worthy cause. If you are not convinced, then please come out and hear them play. They love visitors!

Posted by Band Mom, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Come on out and support our kids and their Music! The snow is starting to flurry in Tahoe!! Ski season is almost here!!

Posted by Sandra, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Come by and see what's for sale. There will be refreshments served as well. No, band doesn't have boosters to defray the cost. The parents pay for their students to be in band, Colorguard, and Percussion- and its not cheap ($850 for this band season) These kids work really hard, and are looking and sounding great. You can see them at half-time at the Amador Varsity home football games. Colorguard (winterguard) and percussion also perform in competitions during the winter season.

Posted by Band Mom, 4-year Amador Valley High School Community, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm

This is a win-win situation for everyone. The band benefits and the person doing the purchasing benefits. Come out one and all to help our local kids to continue to succeed.

Posted by Pamela, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

This will be a great event going to an even better cause!! These kids work super hard, and are competing at a very high level! They would love to have you come and check out their performances, and would appreciate greatly your support at the sale. :)

Posted by Marching Dons Parents, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Come on down! Support the biggest and best ever Amador Valley High School Marching Dons!

Posted by The Rodriguez's, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm

What better way to get you started on your holiday shopping?! This is an amazing opportunity to show your support for this outstanding marching band and colorguard. We will have several great sport equipment dealers,yummy baked goods,thirst quelching beverages and a bunch of nice volunteers to make your shopping experience at Amador Valley High School, a pleasurable one. Come out to enjoy and celebrate music!

Posted by parent, a resident of Valencia
on Sep 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

This looks like a great place to pick up some of that sports equipment you need-- new (used) skis, bikes for growing kids, extra soccer balls to get through the season, etc.

Posted by Band Parent, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

These days, it is so important to support Music programs and what better way than to come out this weekend to Amador to the Sports Sale. Whether you buy any equipment or just show your support by buying a tasty home-baked treat, you will be contributing to our great kids. So come on, we need you and so please stop by.

Posted by Band mom, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Come on out and support our great Amador band and get some great sports equipment!!

Posted by Band Fan, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Show your community pride and have fun at the same time! Great cause that will help the continuation of the AVHS Marching Band and Colorguard program, one of the most rewarding, significant and loved hometown traditions. This Marching Band is always proud to represent our dear community and has delivered the best shows of music, movements and dance you'll ever see. Let's make this fundraiser a big success together!

Posted by P-town mom, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm

If you want to feel good this weekend, come out and share at the Amador Valley High School parking lot sale. It's for art lovers, for music lovers, for sports lovers, even for shopping and eating lovers!

Posted by Cyberkitty, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I'll be there! Hope to start my holiday shopping on time this year and this sounds like an excellent opportunity. Go Dons!

Posted by Love The Music!, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

It's really great to see the community rally behind such a great event! I will surly be there to view the merchandise. I live behind the Amador football stadium and the band is very TALENTED AND AWESOME!! We really enjoyed listening to the 1/2 time show last Friday night, our windows are wide open...we LOVE to hear you play!!

Posted by sports bum, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I've heard that there are are some great deals on all kinds of new sporting goods, I'm bringing my family.

Posted by Miss Viv, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm

The Amador Band sale is always great and worthwhile to attend!

Posted by Bob, a resident of Ironwood
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I think this is great.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 30, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Come support the Amador Band program

Posted by Music Fan, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Okay I am convinced. This seems like a great cause. Yes I too can hear the music from my home and thoroughly enjoy it. Since there will be goodies there, you have persuaded me to check it out. I am in support of contributing to this cause. Best of luck to your band.

Posted by band groupy, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

This band is so fantastic...So many great kids who work really hard. Lets show our support at this event and peek in on their saturday field practice.

Posted by Amador Band Mom, a resident of Nolan Farms
on Oct 1, 2009 at 9:56 am

Amador Marching Band and Colorguard is doing a great job representing our community. They work so hard to put on a world-class show! Come out this weekend to support our kids!

Posted by Tone Deaf, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Band parents, you can stop posting now. We get the message.

Why don't you guys ever stick around to watch the second half of a football game? Mass exodus every game from the north side of the grandstand as soon as the band finishes their half time show. There are other kids out there in front of you doing their best as well, and they deserve your support as well.

Posted by Half Time exits, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:50 pm

What about the fans that leave the stands during the half time and don't bother to see what this group is doing that evening? Most of these families start again on Saturday morning for a 9 hour rehearsal day or a 14 hour rehearsal/competition day.

Posted by Trish Moosbrugger, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

One of the highlights of our time in Pleasanton has been experiencing the school spirit at Amador Valley. Over the past six years since our sons have been at AVHS, we've been so impressed at how the students, no matter what part they play under the Friday night lights, appreciate and respect each other. The Don Squad all decked out in purple, the Football team tearing up the turf, the fearless flying that the Cheerleaders do at half-time. I love it when the band gives the "Amador Pride" cheer to the football team as they come out of the locker room, and I love watching the trombone player marching in her chearleading uniform!

I'm also impressed, week after week, by the level of commitment shown by parent volunteers: the athletic boosters working so hard in the concession stand, and the band parents pushing and pulling all that equipment and all those chairs out on to the track each week. I'm grateful that they're all spending the second half of the game cleaning up and putting all that stuff away while I watch the rest of the game. Thanks for the great show, everyone. See you all at the Monte Vista game!

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