Chili’s donates to band program

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Madi Gore, Fine Arts Writer

The marching band battled against Whitehouse in Chili’s Grill and Bar’s  “Battle Of The Bands” fundraiser on Sept. 4th through Sept. 8th. Each band received 10% of the sales brought in by their supporters who dined in during the fundraiser dates.  The band who received the most support won an extra monetary prize. Chapel Hill’s band raised over $3,400 and Whitehouse raised $640.

“It was neat to see so many parents and students supporting us in this way,” said director Nick Kelley. “We are very thankful.”

The Chapel Hill Marching Band will be competing in the UIL Region 21 Marching Contest on Oct. 24th at Longview High School in hopes of being named a 1st Division band and earning the opportunity to compete in the NAMMB (National Association of Military Marching Bands) contest the following weekend.