Not ready to call it a school year, the Troy High School Bands’ have arranged a “Marathon” weekend of fundraising sure to be fun for all band members and the entire Troy Community. The Bands will host their second annual 24-hour music marathon Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd. From 3:00pm on Friday through 3:00pm on Saturday, students and band alumni will provide continuous music on the stage of the THS Auditorium. The marathon is free and open to the public, and parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend any and all of the performances! All Troy bands will participate in this event with student and alumni soloists and ensembles taking up the rest of the time slots. The Campus Band takes the stage Friday afternoon to kick off the festivities at 3 p.m. Then the Drumline will play outside from Friday at 5:30pm. The Concert Band performs at 7pm and the Jazz Ensemble performs at 9 p.m. New to the stage this year: The Colt Bands’ award-winning Winterguard which will provide a special treat when they perform from 10pm-10:15pm. The Symphonic Band will end the festivities on Saturday when they take to the stage at 2 p.m. Student and alumni soloists and ensembles will perform at pre-arranged times throughout the marathon as well.
As if playing the music they love isn’t enough, the bands will be hosting two other fundraisers at the same time: a can and bottle drive designed specifically to support the colorguard and a car wash designed to help the drumline purchase a new marching drum set. Cans and bottles (or receipts from returnables) will be accepted in the THS auditorium lobby from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on June 2nd.
All-in-all, it promises to be a great day and night and day (again!) of music and fun for a good cause: the THS Band Program.