The Northglenn High School instrumental music program, led by director Eric Stehle, includes concert band, orchestra and jazz band. Aside from music classes, the music program includes extracurricular marching band and symphonic orchestra opportunities. These special programs do not receive any school district funding. The Northglenn High School Band Boosters organization raises money for uniforms, competition entry fees, buses for students to get to competitions, and lots of other things.
Until last spring, Band Boosters was able to raise enough money for our program by running two bingo sessions per week (every week of the year!) at a bingo hall in Northglenn. Over the last year, the bingo hall had to close due to Covid restrictions for a combined total of about 6 months. And when it has been open, there have been restrictions on the number of bingo players allowed each night. This has really put us in a big pinch financially. Even though, sadly, we didn’t have normal expenses this school year, we were counting on the bingo income to finish paying for the 2019-2020 program needs. And we also need money for our next marching band season and other 2021-2022 program expenses! We’re not sure how long it will take for our fundraising capacity with bingo to be back to normal, so we may have to sell the truck that carries all our marching equipment to competitions to pay our bills if we can’t raise the money another way.
Normally our music program doesn’t make an out-right appeal for money. Usually we hit up our family friends and neighbors to buy butter braids, socks, and meat sticks. But we anticipate this type of campaign would help us meet our financial goals that bingo couldn’t help us meet this year due to Covid-19. Will you please help us get through this rough patch? We would be so very very grateful. Any amount you can give is so so appreciated. Thank you!!