lcarlton Posted February 20, 2020 Author Report Share Posted February 20, 2020 (edited) 1 hour ago, Poppycock said: Ignored - considering how many drum corps were from those areas at one time - hardly! today it’s a microcosm of society and those organizations will never return. Didn’t your equipment and uniforms get stolen? Needed GoFundMe and other donations to even make it on the field last season, yet had a surplus of additional uniforms and equipment to give away to other programs. Interesting 🧐 The Bud Billiken Parade - aka it’s time to go back to school in Chicago parade. Your vision is admirable but not very realistic. Best of luck and future success The community center started a drum corps last year called the Chicago Hornets and participated in DCI Soundsport, using the uniforms we donated with many of the alumni of the former corps St Andrew's Hornets. We've never run a GoFundMe, but we did run a campaign to replace items that were stolen. We raised $4K in March which went towards rental trucks to move gear, renting front ensemble equipment, and after recovering the trailer and equipment repairing the damaged instruments. We finished the season without any issues and the equipment fundraiser merely replaced our regular fundraiser. The uniforms were donated by Lake Erie Regiment to Erie Thunderbirds who then donated them to us. Since we are often a catch all for donated equipment which we donate to local schools, community centers etc we accepted and donated the uniforms the Soundsport team Hornets. We also donated a set of uniforms from Mount Vernon HS in Ohio we received for free, to a Drum line in Milwaukee on tour. Our current uniforms were also donated to us from Newark HS in Ohio. We've also donated uniforms to other organizations like the former Soundsport team Horizon in Texas. We recently just donated instruments and uniforms to Columbus City Schools including student trumpets, bongos, timbales, helmets, a Spanish student guitar, bell kits, uniforms, Aussie hats and shakos. The Bud Biliken Parade takes place the weekend of DCI World Championships, nearly three weeks before the end of our season. We feel that instead of doing nothing, if we can find another host it would be worthwhile exploring attending a community outreach opportunity. Thank you for the support! We've been going strong for nearly 20 years and while the corps travels less than the drum line and drill team, we are happy to be able to offer expanded programs. Edited February 20, 2020 by lcarlton Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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