Bruin band marches to a fundraising beat

By Hank Lohmeyer

Bruin band marches to a fundraising beat | CHS Band, Cedaredge

Photo courtesy Lesley Lewis Members of the Cedaredge High School marching band had an opportunity last week to meet with Rep. Scott Tipton in Delta. Tipton nominated the band for its invitation to perform at Washington, D.C., next year at the national Mem

Members of the Cedaredge High School four-time consecutive Class 1A state champion marching band have been busy all summer with band-related activities including band camp for some, and fundraising projects.

Band members are engaging in a fundraising push to pay costs for their by-invitation appearance in the nation's Memorial Day observance in Washington, D.C., next year.

Band members have been setting up booths at local events including the Cedaredge downtown street fair, Ride The Rockies, and the Delta County Fair, band parents told the Delta County Independent.

Some of the Bruin musicians were also volunteering to take tickets at a county fair event in exchange for a donation to their Washington, D.C., trip project, and a walk-a-thon was also set for earlier this week.

A big development in Bruin band fundraising is announcement of a challenge grant from an area community foundation. The challenge is to raise $5,000 that will be matched by the foundation, explained band mom Lesley Lewis.

Also in store is a fundraiser golf tournament that will take place on Aug. 15. For details and entry information on the tournament, participants are asked to call the Cedaredge Golf Course at 856-7781.