By Sadie Hunter
The Noblesville community is rallying behind Noblesville High School’s Marching Millers with a dinner Aug. 4.
With the entire community invited, Noblesville Band Boosters will host the event with sponsor Nova 29 Property Management to send of the marching band off to compete two days later against 80 other marching bands from around the state at the Indiana State Fair Band Day competition, where they will perform this year’s show, “Love Unrequited: The Music of Hector Berlioz, Symphony Fantastique.”
“They’ve literally been working for almost a month now, eight hours each day in preparation,” said Jane Grimes, a band parent and Noblesville Band Boosters member. “This whole thing is all about the kids.”
The evening will kick off with a performance of the show at 5 p.m. on the back field behind Noblesville High School, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
“The biggest goal we have is fundraising,” Grimes said. “Our band program has almost doubled in two years. We have 140 marching students, but the band program has over 500 kids.Obviously, as the band has grown, we have a significant financial need. The money will be used for the program, but we also have scholarship money available for kids who can’t afford the band program.”
Notable City of Noblesville and Noblesville Schools officials will be in attendance, including Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Noblesville Common Councilor (and band parent) Megan Wiles, Noblesville Schools Board of Trustees Vice President Julia Kozicki and Supt. Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, all of whom will speak.
In addition, approximately 15 local, Noblesville restaurants will provide a variety of food, which band students can enjoy at no cost. Anyone is invited to attend.
WANT TO GO?
What: NHS Band Community Dinner Celebration.
When: 5 p.m. Aug. 4.
Where: Noblesville High School, 18111 Cumberland Rd., Noblesville.
Cost: $5 minimum donation.
Info: For more, contact Jane Grimes at 317-403-6705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t make it?: If you can’t make it to this event but still want to support the Marching Millers, attend the Black & Gold Invitational this Friday, July 29 at NHS where more than 20 bands will perform.