CRESTVIEW — The county’s premier, award-winning marching band wants to look even sharper when members hit Main Street, Jack Foster Stadium field, or state and regional competitions.
Toward that goal, the Crestview High School band launched a fund-raising drive this week with a $90,000 goal to purchase 300 new uniforms.
The band’s current 10-year-old uniforms have about reached the end of their lives; each has been worn for hundreds of miles of marching under all sorts of weather, band director Jody Dunn said.
When Band Boosters President David Williams entered the band room Thursday afternoon, he brought three local business supporters who presented an oversized $3,000 check for the uniform fund.
The check, presented by representatives of Winn-Dixie, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart, Speedee Printing and Lou Lou Beans, brought the fund to $7,500, supporter Joann Dean of Lou Lou Beans said.
As the Big Red Machine took to the field in summer band camp, another donation was more immediately appreciated: the donors also brought 1,430 bottles of water.
“And there’s more coming,” Dean said.
WANT TO HELP?
Crestview High School's band is accepting donations to raise $90,000 to outfit the Big Red Machine with new uniforms. Donations may be sent to: Crestview High School, attn: Band Uniform Fund, 1250 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536-1751. Make checks payable to Crestview High School. In the memo line, write Band Uniform Fund.