Scout House Campaign For Invitational Tattoo Financial Support

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Friends and fans of Preston Scout House Alumni Band, of Cambridge, have a couple of ways to help boost funding for the Band’s 3rd annual Invitational Tattoo on August 18. They can be Fiver Fans by making a $5 donation or be a partner by placing an advertisement in the archive quality souvenir program.

Fiver Fans are encouraged to contribute $5, or more, in special envelopes that will be available at Cambridge branches of TD Canada Trust starting the last week of June and through July. The name of each donor, as written on the front of the envelope, will be printed in the souvenir program and listed on the Tattoo website. More than 35 Fiver Fans are already listed on the website.

Last year, the names of more than 1,100 Fiver Fans were featured in the program. Many Fiver Fan envelopes contained more than $5, including one envelope with a note reading, “For all the years of great entertainment. I grew up in Preston.” The envelope included a cheque for $1,000.

Some Fiver Fans make memorial donations in honour of deceased Preston Scout House Band members or in the name of family or friends. Because Preston Scout House Band Inc. is a Canadian Registered Charity, donations are tax deductible. Receipts are available for donations of $10 or more.

The souvenir program will feature a full colour cover. Inside ads range in price from $50 to $400.

The financial support provided by Fiver Fans and program advertisers is used to help cover the cost of staging the annual tattoo at the 6,500 seat University Stadium in Waterloo. Gates will open at 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 18 with entertainment beginning at 6:30 pm. For information about tickets, program advertising or other partnership options, visit the Tattoo website at:

This year’s Invitational Tattoo is a salute to the 35th anniversary of the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, which will perform on the field. Other performers include Preston Scout House Alumni Band of Cambridge, Les Diplomates du Quebec, Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps from LeRoy, New York; United Senior Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps of Simcoe; Optimists Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps of Toronto; Panwaves Steel Drum Orchestra of Cambridge; Philippine Heritage Band of Vaughan.

Scout House Alumni Band will make several area appearances in parades and concerts over the next few weeks, but the first local field show performance will take place at the Tattoo. Other field show performances will take place in Welland, Hornell (New York), Oshawa and Annapolis, Maryland on Labour Day weekend. The Band performed its first field show of the season in Buckhannon, West Virginia in May, taking the top music award in the 71st annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade earlier the same day.

Scout House will next perform locally at Cambridge City Hall,?50 Dickson Street, on Friday June 15 during the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, a community arts festival. Preston Scout House Alumni Band is a previous winner of the City of Cambridge cultural award for music.

For more information about Preston Scout House Alumni Band, contact Activities Director Nancy Weiler at telephone (519) 653-3376, email prestonscouthouseband [dot] adm [at] sympatico [dot] ca or visit the Web site at

Posted by on Thursday, June 7th, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.