Green Hope Bands Sponsorship Program
The Green Hope High School Band program has been in existence for 17 years and is growing. In that short time, the group has accomplished many great things. The GHHS Marching Band, most recently in 2015, for the first time made it to the Bands of America Grand Nationals Semi-Finals round finishing 26th out of 95 bands from 22 different states. The band has been a top 5 Regional finalist five times in the past 6 years. The Symphonic Band, which is a year round program, plays concerts throughout the year at GHHS and was honored in 2015 by performing for the North Carolina Band Educators Association.
The costs incurred by the GHHS band program far exceed the funding provided by the school district and simple fundraising. We are, therefore, respectfully requesting a sponsorship donation from you at the level of your choice. Your generous donation will go towards…
– Instruments: We need large instruments that are cost prohibitive for any individual student to buy, and that the band reuses year-to-year. The cost of each of these large instruments range from $2,000 to $10,000 each. Most of our large instruments are 17 years old and are nearing their end of life.
– Competitions involve fees to compete, transportation for over 200 people and a large contingent of instruments and equipment, food for all students and staff for one or more days, and in some cases, overnight accommodations for over 200 people. Travel cost is by far the largest annual expense.
– Uniforms Each cost ~$500 each. Life of a uniform is about 7 years. We are in year 4 and we need to start raising money for this coming need. Current Marching Band membership is between 180 and 200 students.
– Music, Staff and Design: We must purchase music, marching show design, color guard design, and music rights each school year. Additionally, the band pays for auxiliary staff to augment the paid GHHS staff, such as additional specialized marching, brass, color guard and percussion teachers.
In exchange for your donation, beyond an investment in the future of these young people, your donation is 100% tax deductible. The Band Boosters have created a rewarding program to recognize your support which is outlined on the following page. We are also open to hear your ideas on you could be recognized for your support.
If there are any questions you may have or would like to discuss other ways you can support the GHHS Band program, please contact us. We would love to talk to you!
Thanks for your time and consideration,
Green Hope High School Band Boosters
Thanks Lloyd ~~ Please complete and return the form found on the following link ~~
Green Hope Corporate Sponsor Commitment and Invoice Form
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.