The 2016 March-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday, August 27. The marching band will depart PHS at 8 AM and march through the Paschal attendance zone. We'll stop for a short break and standstill performance at Bluebonnet Circle and again at Foster Park. After that, we will continue to the Trinity Commons Shopping Center (new for this year) for a "Battle of the Bands" with Arlington Heights HS!!
The March-A-Thon is the first fundraiser of the year, allowing students to earn money to pay for band fees and the annual band trip. Although the school district provides some budget for the band program at Paschal High School, those funds only pay for about half of the actual expenses incurred during the school year.
Various fundraisers and corporate contributions throughout the year pay for the other half. The Band will march 10 kilometers from start to finish on the day of the event while playing their instruments in parade formation. Over the summer the students will solicit pledges for every kilometer they march from family, friends, area residents and local businesses.
For Band members & Parents:
You can download instructions, pledge letter, and door flyer HERE
Pledge Canvassing: You must sign up to be assigned a canvassing team. Specific dates will be assigned to teams once they are set up.
Chaperone eligibility for parent teams leaders: You must be a registered Chaperone with FWISD to participate as a Parent Team Leader:
Questions or Suggestions? Please contact the March-A-Thon Coordinator
Thanks for volunteering! Parent volunteers are what makes the band program at Paschal High School outstanding!
Volunteers needed before the event: We need chaperones to drive kids to sections of the parade route in the weeks prior to the events. The city requires we notify everyone along the route that there's going to be a parade--this simply means leaving fliers on doors. The real benefit is that students can ring doorbells, tell people in person, and ask if they would like to donate. Many kids get hundreds of dollars in donations for their band fees and spring trip. We need parents who can take a carload of students out to an assigned street and keep an eye on them while they go door to door. We encourage you to help them their sales technique--run through their sales pitch in the car a few times. It is an easy gig and a wonderful way to get to know students.
Volunteers needed the day of the event: We need a number of adults to walk with band, help with water, etc.