The Thompson High School Marching Southern Sounds is working to raise money to purchase new uniforms. (File)
The Thompson High School Marching Southern Sounds is working to raise money to purchase new uniforms. (File)

Archived Story

THS marching band still working for new uniforms

Published 1:28pm Wednesday, April 3, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Thompson High School Marching Southern Sounds band has ordered its new uniforms, but the band is still working to raise enough money to pay them off before putting the new attire to use.

“(Fundraising) has fallen off a little bit. I’d say we’ve got just about half of the money raised right now,” said THS Director of Bands Jon Bubbett, noting the band has raised more than $50,000 so far. “We’ve already placed the order, but we’ve got a long way to go until we can pay them off.”

Bubbett said the band still must raise about $27,000 to finish paying for the uniforms, and is hoping to have them in use for the 2013 football and marching competition season.

Most of the money already raised came from individual and corporate donors and through band-sponsored fundraisers, Bubbett said.

“The donations started off strong, but it’s started to fall off,” Bubbett said. “We just want to get the word back out there.”

Once the new uniforms are paid for, they will replace the organization’s current uniforms – some of which have been in use since the early 1990s.

To donate to the uniform fundraiser, contact Bubbett at the high school at 682-5700.

Editor's Picks

Meet Callie Reed and Shelby

Shelby Humane Society’s pets of the week, Callie Reed and Shelby have it all…except for a forever home. But with your help, they will have ... Read more

Meet Ben and Rally

Need a little bit of happy in your life? We have two featured pets this week that offer oodles of happiness. Rally is an endearing ... Read more

Meet two special girls

Hickup is a friendly grey/white 1-year-old fancy shorthair feline. She likes to lay in your lap and would love nothing more than to curl up ... Read more