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.