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JHS set to kick off uniform drive campaign

By Staff | Apr 15, 2011

The Jefferson High School Cougar Marching Band is kicking off their uniform drive campaign.

This award-winning marching won a total of 14 trophies at competitions last year – including 10 first place trophies and a Grand Champion. The band performs college-level shows, and has “wowed” audiences with their difficult music, show choreography and impressive color guard.

The JHS Marching Band has talent, a director with vision and energy and a desire to be the best in representing Jefferson County.

What the band doesn’t have is uniforms they can be proud of. The uniforms are 13 years old. The pants are frayed and the jackets are outdated and worn.

They are asking Jefferson County to “band together” to help buy new uniforms. The uniforms will cost $75,000, and it will “take a village” to raise the money.

The JHS Band Boosters are asking individuals and businesses/organizations to pitch in and help get new uniforms. Any amount is gratefully welcomed, and if you donate one uniform, $500, you will receive a plaque with a photo of the band in their new uniforms and a tag in that uniform with your name on it.

For businesses and organizations, a donation of $1,000 (Silver) will bring the plaque, tags in two uniforms and advertising space on the back of the band trailer.

A donation of $2,000 (Gold) receives a plaque, tags in four uniforms, advertising on the band truck and advertising at the JHS Stadium.

A donation of $3,000 (Platinum) receives a plaque, tags in six uniforms, advertising on the band truck, advertising at the JHS Stadium and tickets to all home games and competitions.

All donations are tax deductible. Come, help the band get uniforms we can be proud to wear.

For more information or to donate, please contact Beth Ehrhardt, JHS Band Boosters uniform drive coordinator, at beth6mt@hotmail.com.