How to Support HeatWave
HeatWave is supported entirely by contributions from members, their families, adult leaders, 4-H organizations, and other generous individuals, businesses, and groups.
Donating is easy!
Donate any amount safely and securely online through PayPal.
We do not charge a set booking fee for groups who invite HeatWave to perform for their functions but encourage donations to help defray travel and production costs.
To book a performance for your event,
Call Angela Renteria, Director, at
Book a Performance
4-H is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Donations to HeatWave are tax deductible.
We welcome all donations of any size as they are greatly needed for all of the group’s operations, including:
sound equipment replacement and repairs,
costumes, staging, props, and music,
travel expenses including upkeep to our trailer,
scholarships to help families unable to pay fees associated with being a member, and
other costs of running this program.
Please see our Patrons page for a list of the outside sources of donations in 2019. We are deeply grateful for their contributions.
We hold several fundraising events each season.
These events have included:
Janesville Jets Night
Concession Stand at 4-H Volleyball Tournament
Working Farm Bureau Tent at the Rock County 4-H Fair
Working 4-H Bakery Tent at the Rock County 4-H Fair
Working Janesville Rotary Corn Roast tent
Hosting “Catch the Wave Raffle and FUNdraiser” at Voigt Music Center in Janesville
Come to Our Shows
Each year HeatWave has as many as 30 to 40 performances, generally starting in April and going into September.
In 2019, we performed seven times at the Rock County 4-H Fair, eight times at the Wisconsin State Fair and one time at the Walworth County Fair.
All adults involved with HeatWave, including the Director, are unpaid volunteers. HeatWave owns and maintains all equipment needed for performances. We own, create, and/or build all of our costumes and props and do our best to be fiscally responsible in all aspects.