Saturday, September 6th, 2014.
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 (to be announced). 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 second 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, and even more awesome to see the two drum lines engage in what can only be called a very intense head-to-head drum line battle!!
Although the bands will march completely separate routes, they will finish at the same time at Trinity Commons. The bands will start marching at their respective high schools and march through the adjacent neighborhoods.
DATE OF MARCH-A-THON: Saturday, September 6th, 2014. Step off is at 9am and arrival time at the finish in the Trinity Commons Shopping Center parking lot (a.k.a. Thumb shopping center on Hulen) will be approximately 11:30am.
PLEDGE CANVASSING DATES: Canvassing will start on June 16th and run through the end of August. YOU MUST SIGN UP HERE TO BE ASSIGNED TO A CANVASSING TEAM. Specific dates will be assigned to teams once they are set up.
CHAPERONE ELIGIBILITY FOR PARENT TEAM LEADERS: You must be a registered Chaperone with FWISD to participate as a Parent Team Leader. Click here for Security Form
QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS? Please contact David Tuttle, 2014 March-A-Thon Chair, at email@example.com or 817-917-0436
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.