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Pork 'N Bands fundraiser held
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The annual Pork ‘N Bands fundraiser held last weekend was a night of food, fun, and games for the Warren County High School band, but unfortunately not a night that reached its financial goal.
Duane Farnham, WCHS band director said, “Musically we definitely reached our goal. Kids were challenged above anything they did last year,” said Farnham. “Half of our band members are freshmen. The technicality we were able to achieve this past Saturday was quite impressive.”
Possible reasons for the financial shortage, according to Rena Tate, Band Booster president, are “Not as much participation from students this year. We didn’t sell as many tickets in the school.” Also, “Our timing was bad. Most people had already eaten. We had BBQ left over. We also had cake left. We didn’t get the amount we were hoping to get to cover our show.”
Tate went on to say, “The show went very well. The kids did awesome! We will keep having fundraisers to try and raise enough money.”
Attendees of the fundraiser were treated to some delicious BBQ made using the band’s own “secret recipe,” games for children, dancing by the Pioneerettes, a color guard demonstration, and beautiful music played by the students in the county bands, the WCMS band, and the WCHS band.
WCHS students played “Windsprints,” “Blue and Green Music,” “Casey at the Bat” with WCHS principal Tony Cassel speaking, “Seal Lullaby” with Landry Duvall on piano, “At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral,” “An Old Scottish Melody,” and “The Soaring Falcon.”
Farnham said “Casey at the Bat” was their most challenging piece. “I wanted to push the kids past what they did at the beginning of the year. It is also a fun piece. It is great with a dramatic reader and Mr. Cassel did a fantastic job!” said Farnham.