It is time for the sound of music and the smell of BBQ.
The annual Pork ‘N Bands fundraiser is being held Thursday, May 8, at Warren County High School. Dinner will take place in the cafeteria and begins at 5 p.m. Performances in the auditorium begin at 6 p.m.
Attendees can purchase BBQ sandwich plates including coleslaw, chips, homemade dessert and a drink. Also available will be BBQ nachos, cheese nachos, and pretzel with cheese and each include drink and dessert. The BBQ is made using the band’s own secret recipe.
The annual event is a fundraiser for the high school band program.
Upcoming band booster president Vickie Mellons said, “This is one of our biggest fundraisers. We are trying to raise money for new uniforms. The band program has grown so much, we don’t have enough uniforms for everyone. When you use uniforms over and over, there is damage.”
WCHS band director Duane Farnham said, “Our jackets are 10 years old. The pants are even older. We need new uniforms. We hope everyone comes out to support the band and hear how the students have grown musically. Pork ‘N Bands is a tradition. It is good to have traditions that last. It is a great way to showcase the kids. The WCHS band has grown musically and we have probably the best beginning band we have had in years.”
The entertainment in the auditorium is free and will include performances by all Warren County Elementary Schools’ bands, the Warren County Middle School band, the WCHS symphonic band, the Pioneerettes and the winter guard.
A percussion ensemble, clarinet choir and flute choir will also be providing entertainment in the lobby.
There will be games for children in the lobby. Tickets to play games will be sold at three tickets for $1 with some games only requiring one ticket to play.
Donation tickets are being sold for $1 each. A drawing will be held the night of the event for a 50-inch TV, an HP notebook laptop computer and a Samsung tablet, among other things.