More Ways to Support Your Student’s Music Education!

Please check out below for the many ways you can help Redwood’s band programs. For the cost of a few minutes of your time you can help generate extra dollars for your child’s band program.

Grants and Matching Programs

Many large, and small companies, support their local community through charitable donations and matching programs.  Visit your employer’s website or human resources manager to find out if your employer has community giving programs.  Amgen, Bank of America and Sage Publications have charitable giving programs, just to name a few. 

Types of matching and giving programs: 

  • Volunteer Service Grants: Submit volunteer hours to your employer and band will receive funds for your volunteer service. 
  • Employer Matching Funds: Submit a request to your employer to match your Donations.
  • Corporate Giving Programs: Submit a request to your employer for a charitable donation to the band program.  
Donations and matching funds must be designated to Redwood Middle School Band Boosters through The Conejo Schools Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit - Tax ID 02-0705355. Website:

Community Event Endowment Grant Fund

A special Thank You to the City of Thousand Oaks for supporting Redwood’s band program through the Community Event Endowment Grant Fund.  Grant funds are used to offset transportation costs for marching band parades. Recently, RMS Band Boosters was awarded $2,000 for participation in next year’s 2016 Swallows Day Parade.

eScrip Programs

The best way to earn instant and “free” dollars for band programs is through the eScrip Online Shopping Mall. Over 8,000 retailers and merchants!  Simply designate Redwood Middle School Band Boosters as you shop online.  A percentage of your shopping dollars will automatically be earned for band.  Download the ForgetMeNot app and you’ll never miss an opportunity to instantly earn while shopping at major retail outlets such as Amazon and the Apple Store.  It’s that easy.

You can also earn dining out dollars through eScrip contributions by registering your credit card. eScrip will contribute 2.5% when you use your registered credit card at participating restaurants. To learn more about eScrip programs, go to:

Ralphs Rewards Community Contribution Program

Link your Ralphs Reward card to Redwood Viking Band Boosters and earn up to $150 each quarter for your child’s band program. Go to: Community Rewards at and register your card. Don’t forget to renew your participation each school year beginning September 1st.

More Information

For more information about employer matching programs, eScrip and Ralphs rewards, please contact the Redwood Middle School Band Boosters VP Ways & Means and Grant Chairperson, Gina Ewing 2015-2016 school term. To contact Gina by email:

Redwood Middle School

Redwood Middle School
233 Gainsborough Rd.
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