Sousaphones for Poway H.S. Band

$11,183 of $34,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 27 months
Melissa Martinez
on behalf of Patrice Switzer
 POWAY, CA
Broken, repaired, cracked, dented, soldered, broken, repaired, no longer repairable, pieced together..That is the story of our up to 30 year old sousaphones.  Poway High School Band is in DESPERATE need of new sousaphones.  Our students work incredibly hard and put in long hours to perform an outstanding show..However, due to the conditions of our sousaphones the sound of the band suffers.  Sousaphones are expensive, since they are $7,000 - $8, 000 each, we have not been able to replace them.  We have been given the chance of getting 10 new sousaphones this year.... We just received a donation offer of up to $34,000 if we raise matching funds. This is our one chance to get these sousaphones. Our goal is to have them for this marching season which only gives us a short time to raise the funds.  All 180 marching band students will be so grateful and excited to receive new sousaphones for the season. New sousaphones will make a HUGE difference in the look and sound of their show! Any funds over the $34,000 goal will be used to purchase/replace other instruments.
 Our website is www.phsmb.com if you want to check us out. Patrice Switzer, Poway High School Music Boosters treasurer, will be withdrawing the funds and distributing them into the Poway High School Music Boosters account
+ Read More
We have raised enough to get 4 new sousaphones! Only 6 sousaphones to go ! Our first four brand new Conn 20K sousaphones arrived on October 8th! All 180 marching band students will be so grateful and excited, and the new sousaphones will make a HUGE difference in the look and sound of their show!
The new with the old.
Our first four brand new Conn 20K !
+ Read More
Dawn Burley
27 months ago
1
1

This is a wonderful campaign, and it's great to hear about matching funds. Shared this for now and will be back to donate soon. Thank you for looking after the tuba section. ♡♡♡ Tuba player for Life! ♡♡♡

+ Read More
Melissa Martinez
27 months ago

Dawn--THANK YOU for Sharing!

+ Read More
Melissa Martinez
27 months ago

Josh- Yes the Sousaphones are for the marching band. I know the directors want to purchase all 10 together so they are the same with the same sound. I know they have a model chosen but not sure if they are set on that particular one. I can ask them about fiberglass ones.

+ Read More
Josh Elliott
27 months ago

Are you wanting Sousaphones for marching band? And would the fiberglass models be acceptable?

+ Read More
Roger H. DeMott
26 months ago

What brand of sousaphones are you looking to buy?

+ Read More

$11,183 of $34,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 27 months
Created August 26, 2016
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
TF
$1,000
Trish "Lolo" Feaster
24 months ago

Best wishes to you, Poway, on this fundraising campaign. Your music program has a beautiful legacy and your students deserve quality instruments.

PS
$150
Pamela Smillie
24 months ago

My daughter Heather Smillie Douglas and her friends Elizabeth Brown Godsby& Carann Henderson were in the band and Color Guard . They are 1992 grads and the band was 300 member strong in that time. Good luck

MN
$25
Mike Nugent
26 months ago

I'm in!

JF
$400
Jeff Fischer
27 months ago

I probably used one of those! Tubas class of '87

$150
Anonymous
27 months ago
Dawn Burley
27 months ago
1
1

This is a wonderful campaign, and it's great to hear about matching funds. Shared this for now and will be back to donate soon. Thank you for looking after the tuba section. ♡♡♡ Tuba player for Life! ♡♡♡

+ Read More
Melissa Martinez
27 months ago

Dawn--THANK YOU for Sharing!

+ Read More
Melissa Martinez
27 months ago

Josh- Yes the Sousaphones are for the marching band. I know the directors want to purchase all 10 together so they are the same with the same sound. I know they have a model chosen but not sure if they are set on that particular one. I can ask them about fiberglass ones.

+ Read More
Josh Elliott
27 months ago

Are you wanting Sousaphones for marching band? And would the fiberglass models be acceptable?

+ Read More
Roger H. DeMott
26 months ago

What brand of sousaphones are you looking to buy?

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.