The student participation fees are calculated annually and offset the budgeted transportation, support, and parade entrance fees for the season. As with any household or business, unplanned expenses can wreak havoc on their budget and that is the situation the band finds themselves in this season. While driving to their first parade performance in Fridley, MN, the band's equipment trailer experienced a massive mechanical failure of the braking system. Fortunately, no individuals were hurt and no equipment was damaged. However, the resulting repair costs have taken a huge bite out of the band's budget and now threaten their season. Your donations will help keep this dedicated group of students on the road and allow them to complete their full performance schedule.
Similar to these unplanned trailer repair expenses are the wish-list items the band continues to include in their annual budgets yet never purchase due to competition for funds. This wish-list includes things like a new Frontline banner with updated graphics, as well as improved lighting and a deep-cycle battery for the equipment trailer to help make loading in the dark after evening parade performances safer and faster. These are just a few of the items on the band's wish-list and all donations received in excess of our initial goal will be used to fund these types of purchases.
We've set a $3000 goal for this fundraising campaign. This would cover the repairs to the equipment trailer braking system and allow for the purchase of a new Frontline banner. Again, all donations in excess of this goal will be used to fund additional and future wish-list purchases for the band.
Every donation helps and no donation is too small! Thank you for your support!
DonationsSee top donations
- Saint James Pizza Party Leftover Funds
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- Jennifer and Jamie Vogt
- Tim Arlt
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