The Macomb Marching Bomber Band recently raised over $4000 in donations from the Macomb Community by participating in a March-A-Thon sponsored by Ladner and Jain Orthodontics. Members of the band solicited contributions door-to-door in the neighborhoods of Compton Park, Georgetown and Hidden Hills. Georgetown bested the competition winning the March-A-Thon parade through their neighborhood on September 11. After the Georgetown parade, the band gave a free community concert on the Courthouse Square. Proceeds of the March-A-Thon will be used to provide instruments, music and equipment to the Macomb Schools’ 6-12th grade band programs.
Kickoff – November 13, 2017
Sales End – December 1, 2017
Delivery – December 15, 2017
Orders can be emailed to the Ways & Means committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 309-836-3932.
Macomb Band Boosters Presents:
The Annual Chili Supper and Fall Band Concert
In the MJSHS Commons
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seniors / Children (6th grade & under): $5.00
Includes chili and/or hotdog, chips, drink & dessert
If you choose not to eat but would like to make a tax deductible donation, they will be accepted at the bake sale table, or may be sent to:
Macomb Band Boosters
PO Box 816
Macomb, IL 61455
Or made on line using the donate link at the bottom of this post.
**New – Silent Auction Bake Sale**
Featuring performances by:
6th, 7th, 8th grade bands & the Marching Bomber Band
Macomb, IL – The Macomb High School Band is doing something this year to include more of the community. On the morning of Saturday, August 26th, the drumline and color guard will perform short marching demonstrations in three (3) different neighborhoods (E. Piper / E. Washington, Meadowbrook, and S. Johnson / S. Randolph) in Macomb, between 9:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Parent volunteers will accompany student teams along the parade routes collecting donations as the drumline and color guard perform. These donations will be tabulated and the “winning neighborhood” will receive a personalized parade from the entire band and color guard through their streets at 3:30 p.m. on September 9th. That evening at 5:00 p.m., to say thank you for your support, the entire community is invited to our first field show performance of the year at the Courthouse Square.
All money collected will be used for the replacement of instruments and supplies. Band Director Doug Mattsey is excited for the event. “This is a wonderful start to the school year, band students have been practicing nearly daily since early August. This event is a way for them to play new music, wear their uniforms, and reach out to the community!”
Future performance dates and more information can be found on the Macomb Bands website at www.macombbands.org
The schedule is as follows:
9:45 a.m. Demonstration and collection begins at E. Piper/E. Washington
10:35 a.m. Demonstration and collection begins at Meadowbrook
11:20 a.m. Demonstration and collection begins at S. Johnson/S. Randolph
3:30 p.m. Winning neighborhood receives full parade honors from entire band and color guard
5:00 p.m. Field show demonstration at Courthouse Square
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Julie Neve – (309) 837-2317
Doug Mattsey – (309) 833-6254