Cabool High School band students brought home a Superior rating trophy and a lot of memories from the band’s recent trip to the Alpine Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The CHS band had attended the festival three years ago and since that time had been working toward a return appearance. After months and months of manning concession stands, assisting at dog auctions, selling cookie dough, and putting together a dinner and show, Cabool Music Boosters’ efforts looked to come up a bit short on funds but were assisted by donations from many in the community.
The 40-member band, accompanied by 12 adult chaperones, left the evening of March 29 for the long drive to Colorado. Sixteen hours later they arrived at Beaver Run Resort and enjoyed a meal, some of the resort amenities, and a good night’s rest.
The following morning they started the day with ski lessons and spent a day on the slopes. An evening meal prepared by the Music Boosters was followed by rehearsal for their festival performance.
On Friday, April 1, after more skiing, the band played at the Alpine Music Festival, along with eight other schools from across the country. They earned a top rating.
The next day it was back in the bus, and accompanying vehicles, for the long trip home.
The band’s trophy and photos from their trip will be on display at the spring band concert Friday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the high school auditorium.
“We want to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone in the community that has generously supported the Cabool band programs over the last year,” a Cabool Music Booster spokesperson said.
“We especially want to thank all of those that stepped forward in the last few months and gave even more to help with the transportation costs for our trip to Colorado. With your help our children were able to experience a memorable event in their lives, and your donations showed encouragement and dedication for this young group of musicians.”
News Article By: The Cabool Enterprise