WMHS Band Inaugural Parade 2017

$21,186 of $175k goal

Raised by 249 people in 1 month
Robert Freeman
on behalf of Jeff Terrell
 WEST MONROE, LA
We have BIG NEWS! The West Monroe High School Rebel Band has been invited to represent the great State of Louisiana in the 2017 Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.!! After a rigorous application process, this band was selected out of many other applicants to be our state’s musical ambassadors in one of the most prestigious events available to any high school band! This Inaugural Parade will occur on January 20, 2017.

As you may be aware, this band participated in this same parade 12 years ago and was a proud and worthy representative then. The experiences our students gained continues to be a defining moment and highlight of their lives. We are humbled and excited to again be chosen to participate in what is always a historic event, the peaceful transition of power in The United States. Our process is unique to the world and is but one example of the greatness and wisdom of our founding fathers in creating this form of government.  To have our students not only witness but be an integral part of this occasion is simply priceless. I firmly believe this will shape their lives for years to come.

The cost to get to Washington is large, and there is but a short time to raise the necessary funds to be your representative. We need your help! Our community, and indeed the entire region of Northeast Louisiana showed such incredible support for us in 2005, and exemplified the best of what makes our area so great. Most of the monies we gathered were in the form of small individual contributions of 50-100 dollars. We absolutely need that same support in 2017! We know how proud our area is to be American, regardless of affiliations, and to help express that pride on a national stage by having YOUR band march is a wonderful and appropriate example. Please help these 200 students, who have proven their musical excellence, to go to Washington, D.C. and represent YOU in way that shows the rest of the country what true community, true excellence, true American spirit means.

Your donations, large and small, are entirely tax deductible through the West Monroe High School Band Boosters.

These donations will help cover travel and lodging expenses for 200 deserving high school musicians. We dont have much time, so please consider donating today!
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Update 4
Posted by Robert Freeman
14 days ago
Update 01-09-17:

Good morning from The West Monroe High School Band! 11 days!!! The time is drawing near for our departure for the 58th Inaugural Parade! We have broken the 15,000 dollar mark in our Go Fund Me campaign!! Wow! To all who have given thus far, THANK YOU!!! As we lead up into this appearance, you may see or even have seen some negative press regarding our mascot and school. This is click bait designed to inflame. My challenge to you is to share this Go Fund Me link in every comment section of these posts! This appearance will be a life changing event for every student and they are so excited to represent YOU.
Don't forget the ArkansasInfidel Knives giveaway. If you mention them and put your email address in the comments section of a Go Fund Me donation, every 10 dollars gets 1 entry into the knife giveaway valued at over 500 dollars!
Please continue to share this page! Thank you!
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Update 3
Posted by Robert Freeman
20 days ago
Update 01-03-17:

Band supporters! Thank you so much for all the help and donations thus far. We are currently at around 11,500 dollars which is awesome! We've been hard at work fundraising in other areas as well, and as we get closer to reaching our goal, we STILL need more help. Please continue to share! One more incentive is that ArkansasInfidel Knives is donating one of their custom knives valued at over 500 dollars to this effort. Mention them and put your email address in your comments, and every $10 donated gets your name entered once for a drawing for that knife! Thank you again for supporting our band in this historic appearance. KEEP SHARING!!
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Update 2
Posted by Robert Freeman
25 days ago
Hey guys! Thank you so much to those who have supported us through GoFundMe!! We are so close to 10,000 dollars!!! Yay! Please continue to share and promote this way for people to support the West Monroe High School Marching Band representing Louisiana in the Inaugural Parade! Thanks!
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Update 1
Posted by Robert Freeman
1 month ago
Hey Rebel Band fans! Just a first update to tell how excited we are! In less than 2 days we've raised through this account over $6000! That's awesome! This money will send 6 students. But, that's not our band! We need to send all of them! Keep sharing! We want to represent you and this State in the best way possible. Thank you for your support!
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$21,186 of $175k goal

Raised by 249 people in 1 month
Created December 8, 2016
Robert Freeman  
on behalf of Jeff Terrell
$30
Anonymous
2 days ago
KP
$200
Kristin Piepmeier
3 days ago
PR
$5
Pam Rose
4 days ago

Get on fox news for help you are running out of time!

$150
THE HARGROVE KIDS
5 days ago

We are Rev. Sammy Hargrove ('61), Glenn Hargrove ('64) and Dianne Hargrove Flora ('67) and are born and bred Alumni of the West Monroe High School Rebel Band back in the days of Mr. Henry Camp ~ One of the Most Respected Directors in its history. We always enjoyed performing the really moving concert arrangement of "Dixie" ~ so VERY Beautiful. In 1965, Dianne marched in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington which continues to be a Memory of Her Lifetime. May this be the "Memory of A Lifetime" for ALL of YOU! < God Bless You on Your Journey > P.S. You should have Willie Robertson contact his friends at the Fox News Channel for exposure in your last-minute fundraising. It worked for Talladega College!

BC
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Brian Chapman
6 days ago
JN
$50
joan navarro
6 days ago
$25
Anonymous
6 days ago
MB
$50
Mark Bonadonna
6 days ago

WMSH Band Proud that you are going to the Inaugural...an experience you will never forget. Make America Great Again!

BF
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Brett Fassbender
6 days ago

Geaux Rebels!

$50
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6 days ago
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