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FHS Band Working Hard to Raise Money for Trip

Posted by Alan on September 25, 2008 10:01 AM | Filed in Miscellaneous | Comments (1)

fhs-band.pngIf you haven't heard, the Fayetteville High School Marching Band is working hard to raise $295,000 to travel to New York City in November to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  This week the students will earn money picking up trash throughout Bikes, Blues, & BBQ venues.  If you think that sounds rough, consider this:  the band travels to Bentonville Friday evening to perform at the high school football game, then heads to Owasso, Oklahoma, early Saturday morning to perform in a contest.  They likely won't make it back until the middle of the night, just hours before they're scheduled to start collecting trash at 7:00 Sunday morning.

These kids are working hard.  Each of the 201 students needs $1,250 to make the trip.  (You might have seen a few of them performing for tips at the Fayetteville Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings.)

To learn more about what you can do to help, visit fayettevilleband.com.

(A tip of the hat to the Fayetteville Flyer for covering this story.  Thanks!)


Posted by Greg on September 25, 2008 10:51 AM

Having been in band myself, I can attest to how hard you have to work to raise money for trips like these. I see a few students performing at the Farmers' Market every Saturday. They're terrific.