JHS Cougar Marching Band via Crowdrise
June 16, 2011
BENEFITING: JEFFERSON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS
We are the award winning Jefferson High School Cougar Marching Band. Last season, we won a total of 14 trophies, 10 First Place and one Grand Champion! Our wins this year were the highest number ever earned in the history of our school. We were the only West Virginia band to compete at the 3 most prestigious competitions in northern Virginia. We have an incredible amount of talent in the band, and a director with energy, vision and total faith in our abilities. We have been out-performing other schools at competitions, with college level shows. Our Symphonic Band was named the number one band in the state of West Virginia this year! We've also won the Honor Jazz Festival 8 times, which is the most in West Virginia history.
With all the talent and drive our band has, what we don’t have are uniforms we can be proud of. The uniforms now are about 12 years old and are falling apart (one child’s pants are literally held together with duct tape). To be honest, not only is it embarrassing, but in some cases the band is being deducted points in competitions because of it.
So, we’re taking matters into our own hands and have started a Uniform Drive. The new uniforms are going to cost a total of $75,000, which is more than the students and their families are able to contribute by ourselves. So, we are asking for your help to raise money for new uniforms. Please help us to look as good as we sound!