Changing Lives... Many former band students say membership in band changed their lives. Most graduating seniors express a desire to remain involved, in some small way, with the PLD Band program that they poured their heart and soul into while they were students. In an effort to meet that need, we have created the PLD Band Alumni Community. We would love for you to stay involved with the band in a way that works for you. Please come support the band during home football games, competitions, concerts, and special events. Of course, monetary support is always welcomed and appreciated, but so is the moral support of our prestigious alumni.
We need your help! We need 300 alumni to step up and commit to donating $5 monthly to help support the Dunbar Band. Giving $10 per month helps us even more, but any amount you can afford is greatly appreciated! The Dunbar Band Parents Association has teamed up with Give Lively to power our alumni fundraising campaign. Donate via the widget below, or visit the campaign page at here.
Your donation is crucial. Things have changed since you were in marching band. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the band, like it has across our society. Here are some of the many challenges we are dealing with:
Our primary method of fundraising, Bingo, is no longer feasible. This is primarily due to lower Bingo attendance from COVID-19.
Finding box trucks to transport uniforms, props and instruments has become very difficult. One day rentals are almost impossible, meaning we are forced to rent trucks on a long-term basis. This comes at incredible expense to the band.
Teenagers eat a lot! The band provides several meals for students, which have become increasingly more expensive due to inflation.
Being in the band is expensive. We ask all families to donate $550 per year, which many families simply cannot afford. We recently instituted a tiered contribution system so families can contribute at the level that they can afford. Your donation will help us support students by covering a part of their contribution.
Fundraising via selling fruit, cheese & sausage, wrapping paper, and similar methods is a major chore. It takes time away from practice and other musical education. Your donation will allow us to simply be a band so that we don't have to constantly worry about fundraising.
The Dunbar Band Parents Association has committed to provide an excellent musical education regardless of a student's ability to pay. Your donation directly supports this commitment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I only see Google Pay as an option. How can I use a different payment method? A: Click "choose another payment method" under the Google Pay button to pay via Credit Card or ACH
Q: How can I change or cancel my donation? A: When you sign up for a monthly donation you will receive a link from Give Lively to manage or cancel your donation
Dunbar Band Season DVDs Are you a Dunbar Alum? Have you lost your DVDs that you purchased several years ago? No problem, Gerlach Productions has you covered. You can go online at www.dvdzonline.com and purchase the DVD of any previous year's Dunbar band show. All previous season shows have been converted to DVD format.