Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB)
May 31, 2017
Rockford High School Marching Band located in Rockford, Mich. has been chosen as one of 10 music programs to perform at the nationally televised 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 23. The 350-member music program, under the direction of Brian Phillips, is teaming with the largest scrip fundraising program, ShopWithScrip, to aid their March to Macy’s. Rockford Bands has 70 to 100 families participating in ShopWithScrip on a monthly basis. ShopWithScrip participants purchase gift cards from major retailers that can be used on their everyday shopping. A percentage of purchases made with the giftcards go towards Rockford Bands’ March to Macy’s. ShopWithScrip is a fundraising program offered by Great Lakes Scrip Center.
“We are anticipating to raise over $30,000 during the 2016-2017 school year,” said Rockford High School Marching Band ShopWithScrip coordinator, Tasha Burns. “Last year we raised $14,000, so we have more than doubled our fundraising totals.”
Rockford High School Marching Band completed a rigorous two-year application process in order to perform at the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The application process included extensive screenings and review of letter of recommendations, resumes, and video footage.
“Our ShopWithScrip fundraising program is a perfect long-term fundraising option for music groups and bands to raise money on the purchases they’re already making,” Mike Simon, Director of Marketing at Great Lakes Scrip Center, said. “Great Lakes Scrip Center has helped thousands for organizations meet their fundraising needs throughout the years, but knowing we’re helping…