Marching Red Raiders Heading to the Sugar Bowl (HPE)

(courtesy DAVID HOLSTON | HPE)

The High Point Enterprise has a good story today highlighting the Andrews H.S. marching Red Raiders and their quest to complete their fundraising goal to meet their invitation to march in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. The band performed at the Cotton Bowl last year and brought home a nice trophy for their efforts.

See this excerpt:

But raising money for the trip to New Orleans has been anything but easy for the T. Wingate Andrews High School marching band. The group is in the “11th hour,” said band director Ricardo Reid, in fulfilling deadlines for the $44,000 trip.
Reid expressed disappointment at the thought of having to pull out from the Bowl Games of America’s invitation. He and others are hoping for a repeat of last year’s outpouring of support from the community which paid for a $60,000 trip to Dallas, Texas, for the Cotton Bowl. There they were awarded three trophies for their performance.
This year, the young musicians hope to take their song and dance that the Triad community has marveled at for years on the road again. This time to Louisiana, where they will get national attention dur­ing the annual Sugar Bowl game on New Year’s Day.
Fundraising efforts have been slow, but members of the Band Boosters club are banking on the kindness of local organizations, individ­uals and businesses to sup­port the band again.


E.C. 🙂


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  1. […] The Red Raiders November 29, 2007 — Spag/The CA E.C. Huey links to a HPE article on the T.W. Andrews High School marching band’s efforts to make it to the Sugar Bowl.  The […]

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