My name is Tia Walkup, I am 16 years old and I am an upcoming Junior at Greenbrier West High School in Charmco WV. I love and am very involved in music. I am a part of the Greenbrier West Cavalier Marching Band, Concert band, and Jazz band. Recently I was accepted into the West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts for my performance on the flute, which gave me the confidence to audition for the 2017 Macy's Great American Marching Band. Today June 5th, I recieved my acceptance letter. I will not only be representing my school and my county, I will also be representing my beautiful home state of West Virginia in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This is an amazing once in a life time opportunity and I am glad to have recieved this chance. However with great adventures usually comes a price. To go to New York this Fall, just for myself I will need $1,649. This does not include travel, chaperone hotel costs and more for a week. That is why I've made my goal $3,000 to fully cover these costs.
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