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MSHS Band has adopted the Phil Campbell Band as our Philanthropy for 2011-2012. If you would like to help with their needs, read the powerpoint and respond as you feel lead.
If you would like to help with their needs, read the powerpoint and respond as you feel lead.
The Phil Campbell band room was destroyed by an F-5 Tornado on April 27, 2011.Many instruments, much equipment and other classroom items were damaged or destroyed.
The band program suffered many material losses that day. Our band room is destroyed along with our football concession stands and a huge amount of equipment. Since the tragedy of April 27th, many individuals and groups have asked what they could do to help our band program. We have been working to compile a list from our inventory of equipment of individuals and the school equipment that has been damaged or destroyed. As of today, we have a better understanding of the immediate needs of our program. However, in discussions with school officials, band parents and other concerned individuals, we’re in agreement that our needs are in three groups: 1) Immediate, 2) Short Term (1 year) and 3) Long Term (2 years +). With this community devastation, in order to see our music program continue, our needs are much larger than one may anticipate, which weighs heavily on my heart. Below is a “Starting Point” for the needs of our students of the Phil Campbell Band Program.
One area we have not been able to evaluate yet is our marching percussion equipment. We know drum heads and wooden bass drum rims took a beating, but we won’t know the extent of the damage to the shells until we get an opportunity to pull them apart and check internally.
Short and Long term needs: These needs are based on our prediction of the continuing socioeconomic impact of this storm.
Rebuilding of football concessions and replacement of concession equipment: Our concessions were able to cover the travel expenses of the band program. Currently, that capability is nonexistent as our concession stands were completely destroyed.
Operational funds for the band program. Our program is fully funded on the backs of our parents and students, especially through fundraising. Fundraisers will not be viable within the community for some time. We’re currently estimating it will take approximately 2 years before we will hopefully see a return to normalcy. Our students are usually responsible for raising $400 a year for band camp instruction and to help with the operations cost throughout the year. If at all possible, we have to not only take this burden off their backs, but also the other incidental expenses we take for granted: Marching shoes, flip folders and lyres, etc. Our 2010-2011 operations budget was easily in excess of $25,000.
In addition, please email or mail the following information to me: (Email: Directorofbands1@yahoo.com, Mailing Address: PCHS Band, Attn: Bobby Patrick, P.O. Box 849, Phil Campbell, AL 35581)