Three simple words that bind us together from year to year. Whether you are a scrubby-faced freshman or if you marched with "G" and "C", those three words run through you and connect you to all that we have done and all that we will do.
When I started at CFHS I laid out a vision for the work that needed to be done, and this band and community responded. From the completion of our Uniform Campaign in only seven short months to the purchase of new instruments, we have never shied away from the work.
Part of the vision was that there be no additional cost related to band, and marching band in particular. Each year students pay an additional fee to help cover the costs associated with a marching band at our level. When I started this was in the $200+ range - with the help of the Greenhalgh Memorial Music Endowment and the Chippewa Falls Music Association, we've gotten that down to $150.
I'd asking you for your help. This isn't a campaign, and there is no gimmick. I'm hoping that those of you who are able can make a financial contribution to help us offset these costs. If you yourself can't make a contribution, maybe your business can, or maybe you know some people who might be able to band together and support these amazing kids.
My wife and I are kicking it off with $1000. Perhaps you can give less, maybe you can give more.