Saturday, May 30, 2015

Band hosts rummage for the roses to fund Rose Bowl trip

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer

The Mason Marching Band and Color Guard gathered up a mishmash of clothes, furniture, and toys for a rummage sale on May 30, in the Mason Intermediate 5/6 cafeteria.

According to co-chair of the Pasadena fundraisers, Denise Johnson, proceeds of this event and others are going to the 2016 Rose Bowl where the Mason Marching Band will be performing.

“We’re having other fundraisers (throughout the year),” Johnson said. “We have Pennies for Pasadena–containers in businesses and restaurants in Mason where (people) put their spare change. We did Postcards for Pasadena where the kids sent postcards to family members and friends asking for donations. Those are the other two main fundraisers.”

Johnson said that raising this money is crucial to be able to include all members during the Rose Bowl performance.

“There are 329 band members, including the guard,” Johnson said. “It’s between $2,200 and $2,500 for each kid to go. We don’t want anyone to get left out because of money reasons. So we’re doing everything we can to cut that cost.”

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