We've got a really good problem. We need a bus.
The Music Battery program is working. We will have the hard data to prove it next week. School grades will be issued and testimonials from teachers, parents and students will be documented. You're going to smile at the results.
You will see the results in black and white. The long hours of practice; the commitment to the program every single day, Monday-Friday, for three and a half hours ... every single day. The community we have built and the pride we have in ourselves and in each other. This formula has made a difference.
As a result, we need a bus.
Right now, we march the kids from Morningside Elementary School .4 miles to the Ferndale Community Center. Rain or shine. There are other parents and guardians in the community who want their kids to participate in our FREE program. They want their kid's grades to improve. They want their kid's behavior and contribution to their community to be a positive one too. We have the place, the staff and the program. We just need to figure out a way to get more kids to us.
We have also received an influx of public performance opportunities. We would like to say yes to more of them but we can't because we don't have the transportation to get us there.
We need a bus.
We're exploring every option available to us and we're ask for your input too.
* Do you know someone with a bus that could donate it to the program? We're a 501c3 so it could be a nice write-off for them.
* Do you know of a bus for sale in the area? Something safe and reliable and a fair deal.
We're ready to grow the program to the next level and, well, we need a bus.
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