Broken Arrow High School Bands

Broken Arrow, OK
Category: Outstanding Community Engagement
Darrin Davis, Director of Bands

Description and purpose/objective of program

Provide a performance opportunity for the community to enjoy the final performance of the band prior to departing for the BOA GN Championships. The evening is also a celebration of the community and the band incorporates a canned food drive into the event.

Target audience/attendance/number of participants

Family and friends of the Marching Band and community patrons from across the region / approximately 3000 in attendance / marching band participants 300

Impact program had on the community

The canned food drive provides additional support and assistance to our local food bank in their most needy time of the calendar year.

Duration of program (start to finish) and years event has been part of program

Presented annually since 2007 the Send Off Performance and Program is approximately 45 minutes in duration.

Overall revenue/expense budget of specific program

Food Pantry donation is approximately 2500+ canned food and/or non perishable food items. Expense is less than $50 for advertising and print materials, custodial fees and facility rental is waived from the school district.

Description of sponsor/charity/volunteer/other group involvement with event and benefits to each (if applicable)

Broken Arrow Neighbors http://www.baneighbors.org/

Overall effectiveness/success of program

The program is an outward celebration of the band’s season while providing an entertainment value for the community that attends the Send Off Performance. The community outreach is strong and greatly benefits our local food bank with the generous donations from our attendees and patrons.

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