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YCHS Spring Band Tour

$3,150 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 13 months
The goal of the Ypsilanti Community Band Association this year is to offer the Ypsilanti Community High School Wind Symphony students on an educational and exciting opportunity.  The project we are hoping to fund is Wind Symphony  Disney Tour, March 2018.   The total cost of sending   30 musicians and 6 chaperones is $44,200.  The cost breaks out to $1,150.00 per person.   We want to take the students who participate in the YCHS Wind Symphony Band to Walt Disney World for a 4-day tour.  Most exciting for our students however will be a performance opportunity in the park at the Disney Spring Marketplace and a Disney performing arts workshop sponsored and taught by the performers at Disney!   This is a result of an audition tape sent in that allowed the group to be selected to perform.  We are hoping to fund this project at least partially with on-line fundraising.  Our organization has been working on raising money through initiatives like our annual holiday greens sales, cheesecake sales, t-shirt sales, grant writing and we participate as a charity in the state sanctioned Charity Poker Tournaments 4 times a year.   Historically when the district was bigger our success with fundraising was much greater.   We are finding that as our district shrinks and the average income of our families shrinks so does our ability to raise funds within our community.  We believe this experience is  an opportunity our band students deserve to have regardless of individual or community wealth.   Be assured this group will do the Ypsilanti Community proud.
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This is the band performing at Disney!!! Thank you to everyone who donated. The students had a great time, their performance was a hit and they loved their sight reading class with the Disney performers.
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SPONSOR A YCHS MUSICIAN!
Students in the Ypsilanti Community High School Symphonic Band need your help.

A major component of the YCHS band program experience is the Symphonic Band’s traditional spring tour. The Ypsilanti Community Band Association is committed to ensuring every Symphonic Band student can participate in the tour regardless of family wealth.

This year’s spring tour is to Florida, where the Symphonic Band will perform at the Disney Village and students will have the opportunity to attend a workshop conducted by one of the many talented musicians in the Disney Enterprise. The cost per student for the trip is $1,100. The YCBA’s fundraising efforts throughout the year allow us to cover more than half of the cost, which leaves each student’s family responsible for $500. This is an expense many of our families cannot meet.

Last year, out of the 3,723 students in our district, 2,628 qualified for free or reduced lunch, meaning approximately 71% of the families-of-four in our district make less than $33,000 per year. An expense of $500 for these families is simply beyond their financial reach.

We are asking our community supporters to consider sponsoring a student for the spring tour. We have approximately 20 students who need the $500 to take part in the trip.
These students deserve to have the kind of program that can match their spirit and passion towards the musical arts. Our goal is to make sure our students have the same fulfilling music education experience as their regional peers, regardless of socioeconomic status. We appreciate any thought you can give to helping our students in the hopes of keeping music education in our public school district alive and growing.

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Help send these kids on Spring Tour. They are working hard and getting ready. This group is a fantastic example of what Ypsilanti Community High School is about. Great musicians and great friends going places.
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Hello Everyone! We just had an anonymous 500 dollar donation! This is what happens when we share and let people who continue to want to support the band program know we are doing a fundraising campaign. So many thanks to this donor!
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