On Saturday, March 10, the Band Boosters hosted Trivia Night at the American Legion to help raise money for the New Haven High School band. During trivia, there was also a silent auction taking place. Companies donated items such as gift cards, lawn chairs, and coolers that people could bid on throughout the night.
After each round, a winner and a loser was announced. The winning table recieved Smarties and the losing table recieved Dum-Dums. The overall winner of the night was the High School teacher team.
Money was also raised by selling 50/50 raffle tickets and “mulligans,” a ticket that teams could use during trivia to make up for a missed question. A new lightning round was added to the mix this year. The teams were still asked 10 questions, but they only had 10 seconds to answer. This year the questions were also projected onto the wall, in hopes that teams could access the questions whenever needed.
Band director Mandy Koch commented, “I was hoping with the new lightning round it would create a change of pace and keep things moving along with more interest. People were able to read the questions to themselves if need be, so I think it was a good reassuring tool for our teams.”
Mrs. Koch continued, “I think most people had fun and it's always reassuring to see the community support of our music students. We are very grateful for that! [Some] students who [helped] work were members of the high school band, freshmen through seniors. But, unfortunately I won’t know how much money was raised exactly from trivia night this year, until our booster meeting in May; however, usually we are able to make approximately $2,500 average during the event.”
Senior Liz Hughes, and also emcee of the night, stated, “My favorite part of the night was listening to Ross Sietter’s commentary on each of the questions. Overall, I think the night was really successful! There were many tables and lots of laughter.”
Congratulations to the Band Boosters for putting on a successful Trivia Night and raising money for a good, local organization.