How You can Help

There are several ways how you as a parent can contribute to the Lynbrook Music Program through LIMB and help make this year another huge success.

Donate Your Time

Sign up for tasks big and small to help make this year's music programs a huge success!

  1. Click on the button blow
    Volunteer for the Lynbrook Instrumental Music Program
  2. Enter your email address (No registration required)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.  Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.

Donate Money

Contribute to help the Lynbrook Instrumental program be able to continue to offer our award winning programs to all and any student at Lynbrook who is excited about any of the activities the program has to offer, from Band and Orchestra to Marching band and Color Guard.

Please address your check to "Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters", and write the name of your child/student in the memo field. You can post this check addressed to LIMB, 1280 Johnson Ave., San Jose, CA - 95129, or have your child/student drop it off in the box outside Mrs. Otoshi's office inside Band Room.

You can now donate online using credit cards. Click on the page below and follow instructions.

Company Matching

Many companies offer gift matching, matching every of your donation dollar with another dollar from the company. This is a simple way how parents can double the impact their contributions have. If you're not sure how to request company matching, ask your colleagues or contact the HR department. You can also contact LIMB at and we can share with you how it works at the companies we're familiar with.

If the Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters does not show up in your gift matching system you can take the first step and add it.
Our parent boosters info is:
Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters, San Jose, CA
EIN: 77-0201441

Check out the great list that the Food for the Poor organization has put together for an extensive list of companies that do gift matching.

Contribute to LIMB While Shopping

Amazon Smile

If you like shopping at Amazon, why not earn a little extra for the Lynbrook Music Program.

  1. Visit
  2. Log in with your Amazon account.
  3. Choose Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters as the charity you want to support.
  4. When shopping with Amazon, remember to use for Amazon to donate to LIMB.


E-scrip is an easy way to earn additional dollars for the Lynbrook Music Program. They offer online and offline ways to help you earn additional money for our school. Signing up or signing in is simple:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “ Sign-up”
  3. Choose LIMB as the non-profit you'd like to support
    Group name: Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters
    Group ID: 137601351
  4. Register your award cards, debit cards and credit cards and shop at one of these fine merchants (e.g. Gene’s Fine Foods of Saratoga).
  5. Shop online by visiting one of these online retailers (e.g. Target, Home Depot, Amazon) through the eScrip portal or find offers and coupons that will return some of the sale value to LIMB.

Volunteer Needs (Please email if you can help)

Marching Season


Marching Band Uniform Committee

The committee has the responsibility to make sure that each marching band member is fitted with a set of uniform, ordering uniform parts, and dry cleaning the uniform at the end of the marching season. During the marching field shows, the uniform committee is on hand for last minute emergencies and issue plumes and gauntlets at performances.

Uniform Assistants and Inspectors

Supports uniform committee to help students with uniforms, distribute plumes and gauntlets, inspect uniform before formal inspection at competitions.

Marching Band Food Committee

Help organize and plan meals for all Marching Band competitions.

Food Preparers and Servers

Support food committee by helping prepare and serve meals at Marching Band competitions.


Accompany students on buses and assist with uniforms, etc. at Marching Band competitions.

Pit Crew

Helps move Pit/Front Ensemble instruments, equipment, and field show props on and off the field at marching competitions.

Trailer Towers 

Tow the instrument and uniform trailers that support the Marching Band.

Prop Construction

Help build props for the field show as needed.


Cutters and Sewers are needed to make flags and outfits for the color guards.  Good if you own a sewing machine.  Need a team of 12 or more.

Bleacher Coverers

Put bleacher covers on bleachers at football games at the Marching Band members section'.  (This is to protect members' marching uniform.)



CMEA Orchestra Festival Committee


Plan and coordinate volunteers for the district Orchestra Festival. Many orchestras come to this 2 day event to be judged by judicators. We always received wonderful comments from judicators and directors alike on how well the festival is conducted and the hospitality and friendliness of our chairs, parent volunteers and student helpers. It’s a community event for all students and parents of all instrumental groups. Concession Committee LIMB operates a concession at all our concerts & CMEA. The committee plans and coordinate volunteers to staff the concession stands and solicit bake goods for sale. The profits are essential to the instrumental music program to allow us to continue funding our programs.

CMEA Orchestra Festival  - if hosting (April/May)

Help support the CMEA Orchestra festival hosted by Lynbrook.  Concession, medal sales, volunteer sign-in, orchestra check in, door monitors, bus directors, hospitality, results processor.

Craft Fair Committee

The annual craft fair in November is our biggest fund raising activity. Many hours go into the planning and coordination for the daylong event and many volunteers are needed to help out in the event. It is hope that every parent can come out to support this committee.

Craft Fair Helpers

Help with support the running of the craft faire. Make signs, setup, cleanup, parking, vendor registration, bake sale, hot food, vendor hospitality, raffle, etc.

Fund Raising Committee

Responsible for the fund-raising activities required meeting the annual budget. Example, Fresh Choice nights.

SCRIP/e-Scrip Coordinator

Sell SCRIP at instrumental music events, and publicize and manage e-Scrip sign ups.

Tour Committee

Help plan and research the next instrumental tour.

Concert Concessions Committee

Set up and sell cookies, snacks and drinks at intermission during all the concert events throughout the year.

Volunteer Coordinator

Coordinate volunteer needs for events and recruit volunteers via Volunteer Spot, web service.

Equipment Repairs

Maintain band equipment throughout the year and make small repairs, e.g., for pit, equipment, percussion, lights, electrical, etc.


The webmaster designs, monitors, updates and maintains all aspects of the Lynbrook Instrumental Music website in a timely manner.


Help capture instrumental music activities in photos.


Video record marching band and other instrumental music ensemble performances.