PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Phil Campbell High School band is back on its feet after the music room and everything inside got wiped out in the April 27th, 2011 tornado outbreak.
Instruments were donated from across the country to get the marching band back on the field.
However, now the band program is still in need of new uniforms.
“These uniforms are musty,” said band director, Bobby Patrick.
Patrick says the band’s most immediate uniform need is new marching hats.
“Our hats were on the older side to begin with and apparently when they get bounced around in a tornado that doesn`t help,” said Patrick.
To raise money, the band kicked off it’s 50 for 50 campaign, asking for donations to cover the cost of 50 new hats, at 50 dollars each. However, you can donate just a dollar or hundreds of dollars. Patrick says any donation makes a big difference.
“When they put those uniforms on, there should be a sense of pride and when they put that hat on and the hat is falling apart, and it’s held together with duct tape or other things, and sometimes it’s not held together at all, it really does it takes a toll on the kids,” said Patrick
In a unique way to always appreciate the ones who helped fund the purchase, the names of anyone who gives money, will be forever inscribed on a plaque, inside each new hat.
“When a kid picks up a hat to make sure its theirs, they`re gonna see that name each and every time and know, that`s the person who helped put that hat on their head,” said Patrick.
If you would like to donate, visit the One Brick at a Time Facebook page.
You can also send money directly to the school or drop off a donation at the school office.