The Rotary Club of Sebastian made a donation in the amount of $10,000 to the Sebastian River High School Band Parents Association on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Back in May of 2017, the band trailer was stolen along with its contents estimating to be worth $10,000.00. Additionally, the band tower was condemned because of rust issues, and its replacement cost was estimated to be $33,000.00.
The Rotary Club of Sebastian’s Foundation saw an opportunity to help. Spearheaded by Rotarians Jane Burton and Brian Carman, the Foundation partnered with the SRHS Band Parents Association to create a matching fundraising campaign. The Sebastian Band Boosters agreed to conduct fundraisers and the Sebastian Rotary Foundation would match donations up to $7,500.00.
The Band Boosters raised in excess of $12,000.00 and due to other support, the Sebastian Rotary Foundation was able to increase their donation to the amount of $10,000.00.
The Rotary Club of Sebastian was excited and honored to support the band and its endeavors at Sebastian River High School.