Led by Director of Bands Victoria Donahoo, the 130 members of the Gulf Breeze High School Sound Wave marching band and color guard will be marching and playing music through Gulf Breeze neighborhoods on Saturday, October 26 to raise money for band operating expenses.
According to Coordinator Douglas Scott, the event will start at 10 a.m. behind Gulf Breeze High School, and the band will march over 3 miles through the heart of Gulf Breeze, along with police escorts and parent volunteers, to raise community and school spirit in addition to raising money for the band.
Additionally, students are gathering sponsors for the event in during the month of October. Each student is asked to raise at least $100 in donations, and the band expects to earn about $13,000 as a result of the event.
“This is the single largest fundraiser for the band and has consistently raised approximately $14,000 each year for the last three years,” stated Scott.
“Mini-concerts” are available for donations of $100 or more. The band will stop and play a song of the donor’s choice at residences and businesses along the planned route.
For details, and information about how to donate, visit https://www.gbhssoundwave.com/march-a-thon-2019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A rain date is planned for November 2.