Please see the Update from 7/14/20.
New donations will be directed to general fundraising in order to support vocal and instrumental music throughout the district.
The North Reading High School Band needs your support!
$2000 MATCHING DONATION IN PLACE THIS WEEK
ANY ADDITIONAL MONEY RAISED WILL BE APPLIED TO A WISH LIST TO COVER ITEMS SUCH AS: A GONG, CYMBALS, BASS DRUM AND ASSOCIATED HARDWARE.
For decades, the North Reading High School Band has been a feature in our local community performing at town-wide events and parades, holiday celebrations at Town Commons, home football games as well as Thanksgiving Day games at Lynnfield. They entertain the community throughout the year at concerts for all school levels and perform in support of veterans and athletes. They are adjudicated at MICCA and NESBA exhibitions, “Music in the Park” and Disney World. Individual band members at the Middle and High School levels also audition for regional and state level competitions.
Our new band director, Ben Owens has made an enormous positive impact on the kids, with the band increasing in numbers and receiving a Silver Award at MICCA this past fall. Band members learn not only musical skills, but they also develop life skills such as teamwork, time management and increased confidence. These students show dedication by balancing the time commitment of school and practice with family and their social lives.
We are thrilled to see the band growing in size! 2019 was a milestone year where we had not one, but two sousaphones for the first time in over a decade!. The growth of the percussion section warrants the purchase of additional equipment. While many students arrive to the band with their individual instruments, specialty instruments are too costly to expect families to provide.
To meet the demand of our growing percussion section, Mr. Owens is requesting the purchase of a new marimba and vibraphone, with an estimated cost of $8,000. These instruments are expected to last for many years and will be the property of North Reading Public Schools.
Donations are gratefully accepted through Friday July 10th. We deeply appreciate any support you may be able to offer these young people and future students, to further their musical education and represent North Reading proudly in our community and further afield. Any remaining funds will go toward smaller instruments such as cymbals, bass drum and a gong.
Donations may be made through this site, or by sending a check to North Reading Music Boosters, PO Box 342 North Reading, MA 01864. North Reading is a registered 501©3.
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