Raising Dough for local marching band Dutchtown Sound

Darian Graivshark
Dutchtown Sound marching band performs with the dance team.

Once you have all of the ingredients to put something together, the outcome can be delicious and rewarding.

The Dutchtown Sound marching band of Dutchtown High held a fundraiser called Raising Dough at Rotolo's, which helped raise money for their organization. While Rotolo's got to cooking pizzas and calzones, guests spent money knowing it would be donated to the Dutchtown Sound marching band.

"The money that is donated goes towards props that are used and traveling expenses," Marielle Howard, a band parent who manages Dutchtown Sound's social media said. "These expenses aren't covered in the schools budget."

Funds also help Dutchtown Sound organize their Dutchtown Invitational Marching Festival, which is held on October 20. The festival hosts over a dozen bands from across the state.

"We also have a booster club that the parents run called The Sound Board," Howard said. "They'll host several fundraisers throughout the year to lessen the bands financial burden. These fundraisers can vary from things like restaurant givebacks to sales efforts by the students."

Community members are able to donate to the band via the 501(c)3 Sound Board Organization.

Dutchtown Sound gives students opportunities to learn and express themselves.

"Not only do they learn musical, performance, and presentation skills, but also how to use formations and props to tell a story," Howard said.

The band students put on award winning marching musical productions.

Howard said she was positive that Dutchtown Sound raised a few hundred dollars from the fundraising event.

"There was an overwhelming amount of support from the community at our Raising Dough fundraiser. We can't thank our supporters enough."

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