Marching to the Big Apple: Support Jenison Band’s Trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
I was in Marching band all throughout Middle and High School, and one of the highest honors a band can receive is the invitation to march in America's most famous parade: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
While that invitation is an amazing thrill to get, it comes with one problem: Paying to get to and stay in one of America's biggest cities.
This fall the renowned Jenison Marching Band hope to take center stage in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but these talented students could use a helping hand to make their way to the vibrant streets of New York City.
To ensure a memorable and successful trip, the dedicated members of the Jenison Band Booster Club have set an ambitious fundraising goal of $100,000. This amount will cover the essential expenses of travel, comfortable accommodations, and delicious meals for all 200 enthusiastic students as they take to the national stage.
It's going well so far, as of Monday of this week, the band has already raised an impressive half of their target amount. However, there's still work to be done to reach the finish line and ensure this dream becomes a reality.
One of the ways that you can join in supporting these talented young musicians is by purchasing a ticket to their upcoming fundraising benefit concert, A Celebration of America.
The concert will be held on June 22 at the Jenison Center for the Arts. And if you want to pick up a ticket, just check out the band’s Facebook page.
You can also see other fundraisers that are coming up if that doesn't work for you if you follow them.
So let's help these kids chase their dreams- We can make sure the Jenison Marching Band shines brightly in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.