The Miami Palmetto Senior High School Band Boosters are kicking off a major fundraising project effective immediately, which will continue throughout the football season.
The goal for this year is $50,000, with plans to expand the band’s size and purchase much-needed new instruments as well as attendance at major band competitions.
The cost of operating a marching band is expensive and sometimes prohibitive for many families to participate, but with the help of the community, Palmetto High alumni, and local businesses it can be accomplished.
The Palmetto Instrumental and Auxiliary Parent Booster Association (PIAPBA) is asking for donations and advertising for the local booster savings card as well as writing grants, and welcome community event invitations (with transportation provided) for the band to play and share the school’s pride with the community.
The PIAPBA, which is comprised solely of volunteer parents of the band members, currently helps the band director, Christopher Best, with all the extra needs not currently provided by the school funding.
For a band student to be considered for college scholarships, he or she must participate in national competitions and honors bands. PIAPBA needs your help to raise enough funds to make this option available for students.
Local businesses, individuals, and city and county leaders can expect a visit from a PIAPBA Band Booster member, a letter, or an email requesting support in the coming weeks and months.
Contributions are all tax deductible and can be made out to PIAPBA and may be mailed to: PIAPBA, 13611 S. Dixie Highway #109-442, Miami, FL 33176.