Join us on Saturday, September 23rd and be a part of the largest single-day fundraising event!  


Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to help the band cover expenses and to eliminate the need for additional fundraisers throughout the year!

WHO:   All members of the marching band will participate on the day of the march.  In the weeks leading up to the March-A-Thon, students will collect donations and distribute door hangers along the route on September 2nd to spread the word. 

WHAT:  The band will march a 3.6 mile long route through the heart of Gulf Breeze with a police escort, beginning and ending at Pride Field behind the high school.  The band will play music including the school’s fight song, stand tunes and portions of the halftime show.  

WHEN:  Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

WHY:  The band needs money to operate!  And this is a FUN and EFFECTIVE way to fundraise.  The March-A-Thon concept has been used successfully by other high school bands across the country. We also hope this march and performance will boost community spirit, bring attention to our award-winning band program, and excite children along the parade route about music!  We’ll be loud, proud, and have a great time!   And if you need another reason to pitch in and help, our fearless leader, Mr. Dykes, and GBHS Athletic Director Coach Alt have promised to climb into the dunk tank if we meet our $20,000 goal by the day of the March!!    Let's meet our fundraising goal and

DUNK     THE     DIRECTORS !!  

HOW:   In the weeks leading up to the March-A-Thon, students are asked to raise at least $200 per person in donations.  That’s ten donations of just $20 each!  If every member of the band raises $200, we will meet our overall $20,000 goal!  Call up friends or relatives, and go door to door in your neighborhood to ask for help funding our new uniforms and invite everyone to come out to the March-A-Thon and enjoy the performance on the 9th! 


LAWN CONCERTS: We will stop to perform “mini-concerts” for families who live along the parade route, have coordinated with us ahead of time, and have donated at least $100  (If you would like to schedule a lawn concert on the route or if you do not live on the route and would like a lawn concert, please contact Doug Scott at gbhsmarchathon@gmail.com. )

BUSINESS CONTRIBUTIONS
Parents and students are encouraged to solicit businesses for sponsorship of the March-A-Thon as early as possible. If you own a business, please consider sponsoring our band!  Tax forms are available for your donation.  Sponsoring businesses will receive special recognition depending on donation level. If you have a business donation, please contact Doug Scott at gbhsmarchathon@gmail.com.  

 

Sponsorship Tiers:

BLUE Level at $250

​                              Business name listed on a March-A-Thon banner (with other businesses) carried with the band during event

                              Business name listed on Sound Wave website as BLUE level donor

                              Business name listed in Winter Concert program as BLUE level donor


GOLD Level at $500

                             Business name listed in LARGE print on a March-A-Thon banner (with other businesses) carried with the band during the event

                             Reserved seating for 4 at Winter Concert

                             Business name listed on Sound Wave website as GOLD level donor

                             Business name listed in Winter Concert program as GOLD level donor


DOLPHIN Level at $1000  

                            EXCLUSIVE banner (designed to your specifications) carried with the band during the event

                            Business name and LINK TO BUSINESS WEBSITE on Sound Wave website listed as a DOLPHIN level donor

                            Reserved seating for 4 at Winter Concert

                            Business name listed in Winter Concert program as DOLPHIN level donor



PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - please sign up on CHARMS
Break location setup/cleanup, Marching Chaperones, Transportation, Publicity (flyer distribution) 

Thanks in advance for helping make our March-A-Thon a success!
Doug Scott
GBBB March-A-Thon Coordinator

gbhsmarchathon@gmail.com

Gulf Breeze High School Sound Wave Band

2nd Annual MARCH-A-THON

Saturday,September 23,2017

​10:00am - 1:00pm

(Original date was 9/9 but had to be rescheduled due to Gov Scott canceling schools & activities this weekend due to Hurricane Irma)

MARCH-A-THON