BENEFITING: Oak Park School District Educational Foundation
Oak Park School District Educational Foundation wrote -
The Oak Park “Marching Legion” Band Program is beginning its seventh year. The past few years have been very successful! We won first place in many band competitions, received excellent and superior ratings in many events, and participated in the Mardi gras, the Coca Cola Circle City Classic, the Magic City Classic, Bayou Classic, and multiple College/University Homecomings. Most importantly, we’ve made lasting friendships, had a lot of fun, and each senior student has received multiple scholarships to universities across the nation! This year in addition to performing at all of the football games we are planning on competing in many local, regional, and national competitions, as well as participating in multiple college tours.
Partnering with the school district is most important to us! We want to partner with stakeholders throughout the great State of Michigan to ensure that our youth have quality learning experiences and exposure beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, we fund many of the instrumental students experiences through donations made payable to the Oak Park Education Foundation, which is a 501©3 non-profit organization that was formed in 2011 by the Oak Park School District. All students enrolled in the Oak Park School District are the ultimate beneficiaries of the Oak Park Education Foundation. We are a low visibility, high impact organization offering direct funding for innovative educational initiatives in Oak Park. The funding supports academics, arts, athletics, and technology for students of all ages. All current funding is used to offset the costs of equipment and uniforms for students within the arts, athletics, and robotics programs. Funding is never used for salaries. The Oak Park School District is transforming the district one day at a time and the Oak Park Education Foundation plays a major role in ensuring extraordinary learning opportunities for all students.
The Oak Park Marching Legion is only in their seventh year of existence. They have grown from a ten student ensemble to a 130 student high stepping machine that has won first place in many competitions around the country, entertained parade onlookers from the Mardi Gras to the Circle City and Magic City Classic Parades. They are the role models for our newly formed 150 member elementary unit, known as the Oak Park Junior Varsity Marching Legion.
Please check our facebook page for upcoming performances.