Music fund-raiser primieres today
A fund-raising drive by members of the Tonganoxie High School music department gets under way today.
Members of the high school band and choir will begin selling one-year subscriptions to The Mirror and 14-week subscriptions to the Lawrence Journal-World to raise funds for upcoming activities.
The Mirror will donate to students $5 from each annual subscription that students sell. A 52-week subscription to The Mirror costs $25 in Leavenworth, Jefferson, Douglas, Wyandotte and Johnson counties; $30 a year elsewhere in Kansas; and $35 a year outside of Kansas.
The offer applies to both new subscriptions and renewals. The Journal-World has agreed to donate $10 for each 14-month subscription, which costs customers $34.50.
All band and choir students who are in eighth grade through 12th grade are participating in the special fund-raiser, which will run through May 12.
The Marching Chieftains are raising funds for a trip in late December to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Each member of the high school band has been asked to contribute $380 toward the cost of the trip. In addition, vocal music students are raising funds for upcoming activities.
"We're so pleased to help these students finance some special events," said Caroline Trowbridge, editor and publisher of The Mirror. "What a great opportunity the band has to take an exciting trip and to represent our community. And the choir is planning some exciting activities of their own."
Donna Mages, a member of the advisory board to the music department's VIP Booster Club, will collect money from students once a week. She also will be in charge of tallying how much each student raises.
For additional information about this special offer, call The Mirror, (913) 845-2222, or drop by the newspaper offices, 520 E. Fourth, in Tonganoxie.