Alex and Ben's Band Fees/Band trip to Disney
Organized by: Suzanne Welninski
Suzanne Welninski via Crowdrise
September 04, 2014
Alex and Ben are members of the Quaker Marching Band (QMB) at Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park, NY. Alex will be entering his last year in high school band competition and Ben his second. This year's band fees include a week of band camp, uniform maintenance, travel to and from local competitions as well as the New York State Field Band Conference championship at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University at the end of October. A trip to Sandusky, OH may also be included this year so the band can compete in the Ohio Field Band and spend a weekend at Cedar Point. Next year, the '15-'16 season, will also include a trip to Disney World for Ben....the once in a high school career opportunity that is second to none. In addition to the basic cost of competition band participation there is also the maintenance and repair of their instruments to keep them sounding their best.
Traditionally, the kids have sold various items to fundraise such as coffee and citrus fruit. Although these items raise some funds, it is difficult to find enough interested parties locally to make a significant dent in the cost of band. As a family it is getting harder each year to afford these costs.
Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.