Northern VA Schools Raise Money for Local Food Bank

| May 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

Three schools in Loudoun County, Virginia (Broad Run High School, Loudoun County High School and Potomac Falls High School) came together April 12, 2007 for the 2nd Annual ENCORE Showcase of Loudoun County Winter Guards.  The showcase is a way for groups to have a chance to perform one last time for a home audience and for each other in the absence of the pressures of competition.  An integral part of this showcase is a service challenge.  This year's service challenge was for participating schools to ask their guests to bring donations for a local food bank, the Loudoun Interfaith Relief food bank.  At the end of the evening, the school bringing in the most donations was the Potomac Falls High School Winter Guard who will get to proudly display the Service Challenge Cup of Honor for one year until they bring it back to the showcase next year to pass it along to next year's challenge winner.  They have also earned the chance to host the showcase next year at their own school.  Altogether, the units along with their families and friends raised $254.18 in cash donations along with 248 pounds of food to donate to Loudoun Interfaith Relief which was distributed to needy families in the area.

Great job to all of the participants who are making a difference in their community through their performances!

For more information on the ENCORE showcase including information on how it is organized so you might host your own event see our prior article on the 1st annual ENCORE Showcase which was held in 2006!

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Catina Anderson is the founder/editor of the Colorguard Educators blog. Color guard has been part of her life for almost 25 years. She began coaching in 1994 and worked with the Broad Run High School color guard in Northern VA from 1998 until 2010. She has also written for Halftime Magazine and served on the Executive Board of the Atlantic Indoor Association. A former teacher, she enjoys sharing what she has learned and hopes to encourage others to share as well. Together we can create even more positive experiences for performers and help to collectively strengthen marching arts activities worldwide.

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