My students need a new vibraphone for our front ensemble of the award-winning band.
This project expired on February 29, 2016.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Hundreds of hours of practice from June to November, all leading up to our performance at the National Championships. This band has become recognized as one of the strongest group bands in the state!
Our students come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and our school is very diverse.
Our students learn in our marching band to work together no matter what their differences are to achieve their goals. Our school has a large percentage of students on free and reduced lunch and my band reflects that. They will do everything they can to raise money for our program, but it always will fall short.
Our front ensemble in the Marching Canucks badly need a new Vibraphone. After those hundreds of hours of practice, as we were ready to head to the field, the frame on the vibes snapped and the instrument came crashing to the ground. If not for the ingenuity of our band parents who used their own shoelaces to tie the frame together, which lasted just long enough to make it through the performance, that student would have not played at the championships they worked so hard for.
As we continue to win and build a stronger program, our front ensemble, or pit, not only needs to replace inferior equipment, but expand.
We compete with a smaller front ensemble than other bands in our class because we do not have access to high quality equipment. The fact that we win is a testament to these kids commitment. All we need is a level playing field where lack of wealth or budget isn't an issue.
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