The festival was originally going to be funded though the district Fine Arts budget, but due to budget cuts, middle school band programs will have to raise the money on their own with help from the community. BEF (Beaverton Education Foundation) is doing a matching gift challenge for the first 96 hours (will end Saturday at noon). That will make it so even small donations will be impactful.
Attending a band festival is an amazing educational opportunity every music student should experience. Students will hear bands from other schools, be scored on their performance and receive clinics from professional band adjudicators. This experience will motivate students to grow as musicians and will build community through music.
Funding will pay for buses, substitute teachers, and professional band judges and will allow all of our BSD middle school advanced bands to attend.
Teacher Substitutes- $2,000