New instruments can be costly; and in a time when just having a music program is hard on the school’s budget, obtaining new instruments is almost always out of the question. A sousaphone is the most costly instrument for a band. Our goal this year is to raise $8,000 in order to buy one sousaphone for our students at Reagan High School, who otherwise would not be able to afford one on their own.
The Reagan High School band is an amazing group of 60 students who work and train all year long to perform at the highest level at sports events, competitions, and community celebrations. Only 1 of the band members is able to own her own instrument. The band owns 3 silver metal sousaphones, and 1 of these has a section that has been covered for years by duct tape. In July 2016 we discovered that, underneath that duct tape, the sousaphone is beyond repair. So the Reagan band is starting the 2016-17 school year with 3 sousaphone players who are using 2 sousaphones owned by the Reagan band plus 1 sousaphone borrowed from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (in Austin, TX).
The cost of a replacement sousaphone (Conn 20K Silver) is approximately $8,000. This is our fundraising campaign goal for the 2016-17 school year. Please help the Reagan High School band get the sousaphone it needs. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Austin ISD Tax ID # 74-6000064
If your employer provides matching donations, checks should be payable to “Reagan High School Band” and mailed to Austin ISD, Office of Innovation & Development, 1111 W. 6th St., Suite D300, Austin, TX 78703.
Please help give our music students the opportunity to open their world through music!
Music helps students achieve in the following ways:
Enhances fine motor skills
Fosters superior memory
Cultivates better thinking skills
Advances math skills
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