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Marching Band Annual Support

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The East Grand Rapids High School marching band is as much a part of our town as Reeds Lake or Gaslight Village. It provides the soundtrack of fall Fridays and Homecoming. And it wouldn’t be as great as it is without the support of the Foundation and its donors.

Recent grants from the Foundation have funded new sousaphones, a synthesizer, drumline instruments, and part of the band’s trip to Orlando last fall. In addition to those specific grants, the Foundation also provides annual support for the band.

“The foundation's annual $3,300 grant allows us to provide the students with top notch marching drill design and music,” says band director Jake Castillo. “Last year, students enjoyed learning drills written by Dr. John Martin, director of the Grand Valley Laker Marching Band. We also enjoyed custom written music and high level instruction. Funding support helps keep the cost of participating in marching band down for our students.”

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