Dear Community Leaders:
Opportunities to truly make a difference in the lives of young people in our community do not present themselves often. However, it is our hope that you will consider supporting the Strom Thurmond High School Band Program for the 2017-2018 school year. We anticipate having approximately 100 young musicians in the Rebel Regiment, our marching band. Strom Thurmond High School has several ensembles which perform locally, statewide, and beyond. The band continues to be involved in many community events including the Edgefield Christmas Parade and the Johnston Peach Blossom Parade. In the spring of 2015, we added the "Swingin' Sweets" Jazz Concert which allows our young musicians the opportunity to share the stage with a local jazz music educator/musician. We welcome other opportunities and ways to serve our community.
Your financial support would help to fund the band and many of its activities throughout the school year. For instance, the Rebel Regiment performs at all home and away football games and in many local parades. Additionally, the Rebel Regiment competes several times each fall and is a perennial SCBDA State Marching Band Championships Finalist. The STHS Symphonic and Concert Bands consistently participate in local and state concert band festivals. Strom Thurmond's Jazz Band performs numerous times throughout the spring, and also participates in the SCBDA's state Jazz Festival. Many of our individual musicians are selected each year to perform in the SCBDA's All-Region and All-State Bands. We welcome your attendance at all of our winter and spring concerts. These concerts, half-time shows, and parades give you the opportunity to see how your contributions come to life in the hands of our talented young musicians.
If you select the STHS Band Program to support financially, the money given would be used to help fund our transportation allowance, to purchase new equipment, and continue to provide our students with opportunities for growth and high levels of achievement in their musical endeavors. We look forward to another exciting year. Below you will find a form which will allow you to pick the level at which you wish to support the STHS Band. Please complete and submit the form. You can submit your contribution electronically via PayPal or mail it to the address listed below. We hope that you will consider supporting a great group of hard working young people. On behalf of the students and staff of the STHS Band Program, thank you so much!