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Texas School Raises Money To Help Pike Central Band

Posted at 11:49 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 16:56:56-04

(LEX 18) – Last week, LEX 18 told you about a band in rural Eastern Kentucky that was out $3,700 after a company that was supposed to make their uniforms abruptly closed.

After reading that story,  band parents in North Texas are reaching out and raising money to help the school.

Matt Moon, the band director at Pike County Central, says the department was left without their money and without uniforms after My Visual Package in Glasgow shut down with little notice.

The loss of the money has created a strain on the program. Moon had to dip into other funds to pay for used uniforms from another school in Louisville. That extra expense is affecting the costs of transporting students to compete in tournaments.

The students had to perform their first show in black pants and shirts.

When parents of band students in Prosper, Texas saw the story, they knew they needed to help out.

“For many of us, marching band is where our kids have come alive.  It’s a safe place for them to learn and grow both individually and as a team.  Hearing about the hardship of a band across the country made us ache for those students who are working hard to produce a solid show, just like our own kids are busy doing,” wrote page moderator Ann Skaehill.

If you don’t want to donate to the GoFundMe page, you can directly mail a donation to Pike Central High School at 100 Winners Circle Dr., Pikeville, KY 41501.