Michigan High School Band Could Play at Trump Inauguration
Regardless about how you feel about Donald Trump. This is something the kids will never forget.
Lansing's Everett High School Band has been invited to play at the inauguration of Donald Trump! Which as the press release (below) states is not only a once in a lifetime deal for the kids, but also very expensive.
So they're asking for help. Here's the information from their press release.
Everett High School Director of Bands, Penny Filonczuk comments, “The trip to the 58th Presidential Inauguration is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the 47 members of the Everett Viking Marching Band. Our students will be performing in the very first ‘Welcoming Concert’ to be held on the mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. This concert, on Thursday, January 19th, features twelve performing groups from around the nation. It is an honor for the Everett Band to be selected for this experience. Our goal is to perform with excellence, experience history in the making, and to represent with pride Everett High School, the city of Lansing, and the great State of Michigan.”
While the students are in Washington D.C., they will also be engaging in educational opportunities by experiencing a walking tour of the national monuments, visiting Ford Theatre, watching the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, viewing the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights in the National Archives Building and touring the Smithsonian African American Museum.
The cost for each student to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience is approximately $650 (including overnight accommodation, transportation, and some meals). The band will need to raise approximately $36,000 in addition to transportation fees to make this opportunity a reality.
Please consider sending a donation in any amount to Lansing Everett Band Boosters to be used for the trip to participate in the 58th Presidential Inauguration activities.
Payments should be made payable to Lansing Everett Band Boosters and can be sent to the attention of Penny Filonczuk, 3900 Stable St., Lansing, MI 48910.
Every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.
If you have any questions, please do contact Penny Filonczuk, Director of Bands, Everett High School
Thank you in advance for your time and for considering the possibility of supporting us. Without your generosity, we would not be able to make this trip to Washington DC a reality.
Here's a video I found of the band playing Silver Bells at the City Electric Light Parade in Lansing, Michigan
The Everett Viking Marching Band as they perform in the annual Silver Bells in the City electric light parade, Lansing, Michigan.
Penny Filonczuk via YouTube