RCHS band seeks help in getting to events in Anaheim
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Rancho Cotate High School’s marching band has an opportunity to play in the stands when ESPN televises the 2013 Wooden Classic Basketball Tournament as well as marching down Disneyland’s crowded Main Street in the 2013 Disneyland Thanksgiving Day Parade in Anaheim.

Tim Decker, Rancho Cotate High’s music director, and the RCHS Music Boosters are asking for the community’s assistance to help make this a reality. The cost to send 55 band members to Anaheim is $450 per musician. 

The fund is currently at $5,500. With an October deadline to reserve its place and accept the NCAA’s invitation, the band still needs to raise the final $19,000.

“We know that it is only through the support of our friends and the community that we will be able to represent Rohnert Park in this state and national venue,” Rancho Cotate music director Tim Decker said in a press release. “Now more than ever, we need and appreciate your help. Your donation is, of course, tax deductible.”

The band is offering any businesses or individuals who donate a minimum of $450 by Oct. 15 an opportunity to be recognized on a banner that will hang in Cougar Stadium for home football games. It will also be seen at any other event at which the band performs, including the Butter and Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, the Luther Burbank Rose Parade in Santa Rosa and competitions across Northern California.

Businesses or individuals who donate a minimum of $900 will be recognized on the banner and a trip t-shirt to memorialize their support of this event.  As a bonus for any business or individual whose donation exceeds 20 percent of the goal, their name will be announced as a sponsor at home football games and their logo or name would be prominently displayed on the banner and t-shirt. 

Monetary donations of all sizes make a difference in the education of students. Checks should be made payable to the R.C.H.S. Music Boosters.

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