Band Raises Funds to Help the Homeless

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

We spend a lot of time looking for interesting stories about marching band and color guard on the internet.  Today one jumped out at us and we hope it will inspire you!  Longtime readers know that we believe in the value of community service.  We believe in teaching our students that they can use their art to bring people together and make a difference in their community – to give back to the communities that support our programs the whole season through – to empower our young leaders through service.

Quince Orchard Marching Band in Maryland did just that.  The spent 1/2 of their Saturday raising money for their own band programs through a community yard sale.  And then they turned around and spent the other 1/2 of their Saturday raising over $2000.00 for the homeless through a benefit performance.


Read more about their fantastic efforts in the article “Quince Orchard Marching Band Raises Funds, Helps Homeless ” by Kinsey Ramzi posted October 9, 2010 in the online version of the North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.

If your band or color guard is doing (or has completed) a project in service to your community please let us know!  We’d love to share your efforts here and inspire others to teach leadership through service.  Email us at cgeducators at

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