Grand Junction High School Marching Band has a fun night in store for the Grand Junction community! This year, they are hosting the first of a series of concerts on Saturday, August 27th at the GJHS Auditorium.

The concert only cost $10 per person, and features local favorites Bicycle Annie, Flat Top Reed, Remember When, and Boogie Chillin. The GJHS Marching band is promising a family friendly, fun-filled night while supporting our local GJ Tigers Marching Band.

Proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the band program at Grand Junction High School. Costs associated with the band can include instrument maintenance, travel for competitions and event registrations.

While other teens might have been devoting all of their time to Pokemon Go or video games, the kids of the Grand Junction High School Marching Band have been investing countless hours of their summer break preparing for the upcoming Marching Season. Some mornings they are on the field by 8am, and other days they are practicing from the afternoon well into the evening.

“Band has been an important part of our children's lives for many years. They learn much more than just how to play an instrument. They learn necessary life skills that help to succeed in careers later in life. Discipline and teamwork skills are so important in today’s workforce. I love the fact that music exercises both sides of the brain!” Jennifer McCurdy, band parent of incoming freshman Parker Borszich. “I love seeing how these kids are taking responsibility for memorizing their music, care for their instruments with enthusiasm and building long lasting relationships with classmates of all grade levels. Without fundraisers like this, we might not have been able to afford to allow our daughter to participate. The kids are going to do our community proud.”

Make sure you mark the concert on your calendar, come out and support local musicians.