Eastern HS Marching Band Needs YOU!
The Eastern High School marching band has been invited to perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities next week. Problem is, they’re having trouble raising funds for the trip. According to a great piece over at City Desk, the band was counting on checks from summer jobs to pay for their bus tickets to Canton. If you haven’t heard, there was quite an issue with the District’s payroll system and now the band has $500 total. Unsurprisingly, the Redskins organization “doesn’t do smaller grants” and basically isn’t helping, even though the band is representing the District (what, the Redskins are in Md now, so I guess that doesn’t count? The school’s practically in the shadow of RFK, but hey, those days are over?) and 2 of the 6 inductees for 2008 were Redskins players (Darrell Green and Art Monk – Green, as you probably know, spent his entire career with the Redskins).
Their plan is to leave at midnight Friday. If you can, please help by contacting band director James Perry at James2081[at]comcast[dot]net