33 years in the waiting

 

With the auditorium filled to capacity, the Nordheim High School Pirate Band wowed the crowd at the end of year band concert, “Spring Fling,” in the Nordheim Auditorium on Tuesday, May 20.
 
“They’re dressed to the hilt,” Band Director Anna Marie Garcia said as she motioned to the maroon and gold clad high school students assembled on the stage.  “They’re debuting their new band uniforms tonight.  It was 33 years in the waiting.”  
 
Garcia explained the reason it took so long to get new ones is “because we took such good care of the old ones.  We really didn’t need new ones.”  But now, Garcia notes an increased number of band students, creating a need for more band uniforms.  Funds for the new uniforms were made available through a grant from the Nordheim Education Foundation in the amount of $7,000.  Garcia said she also tapped into Band Booster funds to assist in the purchase.
 
In addition to the grant for the new uniforms, Garcia said the Nordheim Education Foundation also has presented a grant in the amount of $5,906 for the purchase of new band instruments.  Work is currently underway on the new band hall, which was approved through a recent bond election.  “Now the students will have new instruments to go with the new band hall,” Garcia said proudly.
 
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