As the Iowa Falls-Alden band has grown – more than 20 percent in the last three years – so have its needs. Instruments aren’t cheap. Neither are new uniforms. But organizers of a new fundraiser are hoping to take some of the worry about those needs off the shoulders of the program’s directors, so they can focus on making music, not money.
Last week the IFA Band Boosters announced the launch of a new fundraising campaign called Band Together. For each of the next five years, up to $10,000 in donations to the Band Boosters will be matched with $5,000 from the Chris and Jessie Weaver family, and $5,000 from Green Belt Bank & Trust. The goal is to raise $20,000 per year, for a total of $100,000 to support the schools’ band program.