Griffin Middle School Band to Perform at Disneyland


Submitted by Griffin School District

A “Support the Band” campaign aims to help all students attend.

Music is changing the lives of 90+ students from Griffin Middle School.  All of their hard work and practice is taking them from the school band room to Disneyland.  In May they auditioned, and over the summer they were accepted to perform at the Disney Magic Music Festival in Anaheim during their spring break – April, 2015.

Although rehearsal is underway, their bags aren’t packed just yet.  The students are reaching out to the community for support to help defer the cost of shipping their instruments, transportation to and from the airport, and for travel uniforms.  Most importantly, they want to help their fellow students who are in financial need.  In the coming weeks, students will be asking friends, family, and local businesses for donations.

Band Director, Jennifer Sagerser marvels at how far they’ve come.  “I’m so exited for this band.  It’s amazing to see how much they’ve progressed over the last couple of years.  Superintendent/Principal Greg Woods adds, “We’re so proud of them, and we hope the community will help these students realize this great opportunity.”

Donation checks should be made out to Griffin ASB – Disney Band Trip, and mailed to: Griffin School, 6530 – 33rd Avenue NW, Olympia, WA 98502.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Sagerser, Band Director, or 360-866-5837.

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