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Thomas Pendergrass - Rose Parade Honor Band Member


Thomas Pendergrass - Rose Parade Honor Band Member

$1,855 raised since Sep 16, 2016

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Nexa-Book;<br />mso-bidi-font-family:Nexa-Book;color:#413F44">Hi! It’s me - Thomas!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 16pt; color: rgb(65, 63, 68);"><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book;">So here I am in my Junior year at&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina and I have been given the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">incredible opportunity to participate in the prestigious Bands of America Honor&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">Band at the 2017 Tournament of Roses® Parade in Pasadena, California on January&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">2, 2017.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 16pt; color: rgb(65, 63, 68);"><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book;">I was fortunate to receive a late&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">invitation to audition for the Honor Band due to my participation in the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">Western Carolina University Band Camp in July. The camp staff included several&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">BOA Honor Band staff members including the Director Mr. Bob Buckner. He&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">encouraged the camp participants to consider a late audition, so I got to work&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">on my audition, submitted it, and four weeks later I received an acceptance&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">letter to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 16pt; color: rgb(65, 63, 68);"><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book;">The BOA Honor Band is a 300-piece&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">ensemble with winds, percussion and color guard selected from hundreds of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">applicants nationwide. I will be spending a week in southern California&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">preparing for the Rose Parade while touring the Los Angeles area.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 16pt; color: rgb(65, 63, 68);"><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book;">I have worked hard for this by&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">practicing and actively participating in my school’s band program...committing&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">thousands of hours to making myself a stronger player, leader, and person.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 16pt; color: rgb(65, 63, 68);"><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book;">As a member of this ensemble, I&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">am responsible for raising the money necessary for my participation, and any&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Nexa-Book, sans-serif; display: inline !important;">help that you can give to get me closer to my goal is appreciated!</span></span></span></p>

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