Warren County band director Duane Farnham and the award-winning Pioneer band would like to invite you to their annual Pork and Bands fundraiser this Saturday, May 12, starting at 2 p.m. at the Warren County High School cafeteria and auditorium.
Games for children such as putt-putt and a ring toss will be available. A meal, which will include the band’s own “secret recipe” BBQ with sides, dessert, and a drink, can be purchased for $5.
Performances begin at 3 p.m. and will include various county school bands, WCMS’s band, WCHS’s band, high school color guard, and the Pioneerettes.
A raffle for prizes, including, but not limited to, a 32-inch LCD TV, a $200 Kroger card for groceries or gas, a Nook book reader with $50 gift card, a $25 Olive Garden gift card, and two tickets to Cheekwood Botancial Gardens, will begin at 5:30 p.m.
This is one of the largest fundraisers to benefit the band and the color guard. Rena Tate, president of the Band Booster Club, says Pork and Bands showcases the band students. “It’s all about the kids. This is a chance for parents to see the progression that happens when their child is first in band in middle school all the way through six or seven years of band until the child’s senior year,” she said.
According to Tate and Band booster treasurer Charlene Jones, Pork and Bands is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the organization, along with the football concession stand and the fair food booth.
Proceeds from this fundraiser are used in all aspects for the band and color guard such as purchasing new instruments, repairing older instruments, bus rides to games and compeitions, electrical tape for the color guard flags, music, and choreography for the halftime show. “This year’s show is going to be amazing and outstanding,” says Tate.