Saturday, August 29th!
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.
In addition, we have coordinated with nearby Arlington Heights High School for their band to have their own March-A-Thon. This will be the third year we have coordinated with AHHS, and if you were at the event last year you know it was really awesome seeing the bands play together!
Although the bands will march completely separate routes, they will finish at the same time at Tanglewood Elementary. The bands will start marching at their respective high schools and march through the adjacent neighborhoods.
Step off is at 9am and arrival time at the finish Tanglewood Elementary parking lot will be approximately 11:30am.