That Altus Band heading to Hawaii


Pictured is COE of NBC bank, Ken Ferguson giving Altus High School Band Director, Mary Runyan a $1,500 donation for the Altus High School Band’s trip to Pearl Harbor. “That Altus Band” has accepted an invitation to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and represent Oklahoma in the Waikiki Holiday Parade. Jeff Hastings, Altus Junior High band director said, “This was a huge undertaking from the very beginning. It is a great honor to be selected to represent our town and state in this unique event. There were, and still are concerns from some Altus citizens on the cost of the trip but, when I saw how excited the students were when we told them they had been invited to go to Pearl Harbor, I knew I wasn’t going to let this effort fail.” Mary Runyan said, “There have been so many people sending donations to help our students. The support has been amazing. Individuals and business alike have been calling to ask how they can help. You can go to our website, www.altusbands.com and just see how supportive our town has been to this project and our students. There is a list of everyone that has donated to our trip, thus far.” Each year the Waikiki Holiday Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military. To date, hundreds of mainland and Hawaiian bands have marched the parade since its inaugural year in 1998. Bands who participate in the parade also participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial and a commemorative performance at the USS Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The student’s experiences at Pearl Harbor and meeting survivors will be something they will remember for a lifetime. We are honored to help create this memory. For more about the Altus High School Band and their trip, or to donate, please call the high school band room at 580-481-2664 or visit www.altusbands.com.


That Altus Band heading to Hawaii

Pictured is COE of NBC bank, Ken Ferguson giving Altus High School Band Director, Mary Runyan a $1,500 donation for the Altus High School Band’s trip to Pearl Harbor. “That Altus Band” has accepted an invitation to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and represent Oklahoma in the Waikiki Holiday Parade. Jeff Hastings, Altus Junior High band director said, “This was a huge undertaking from the very beginning. It is a great honor to be selected to represent our town and state in this unique event. There were, and still are concerns from some Altus citizens on the cost of the trip but, when I saw how excited the students were when we told them they had been invited to go to Pearl Harbor, I knew I wasn’t going to let this effort fail.” Mary Runyan said, “There have been so many people sending donations to help our students. The support has been amazing. Individuals and business alike have been calling to ask how they can help. You can go to our website, www.altusbands.com and just see how supportive our town has been to this project and our students. There is a list of everyone that has donated to our trip, thus far.” Each year the Waikiki Holiday Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military. To date, hundreds of mainland and Hawaiian bands have marched the parade since its inaugural year in 1998. Bands who participate in the parade also participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial and a commemorative performance at the USS Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The student’s experiences at Pearl Harbor and meeting survivors will be something they will remember for a lifetime. We are honored to help create this memory. For more about the Altus High School Band and their trip, or to donate, please call the high school band room at 580-481-2664 or visit www.altusbands.com.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Band.jpgPictured is COE of NBC bank, Ken Ferguson giving Altus High School Band Director, Mary Runyan a $1,500 donation for the Altus High School Band’s trip to Pearl Harbor. “That Altus Band” has accepted an invitation to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and represent Oklahoma in the Waikiki Holiday Parade. Jeff Hastings, Altus Junior High band director said, “This was a huge undertaking from the very beginning. It is a great honor to be selected to represent our town and state in this unique event. There were, and still are concerns from some Altus citizens on the cost of the trip but, when I saw how excited the students were when we told them they had been invited to go to Pearl Harbor, I knew I wasn’t going to let this effort fail.” Mary Runyan said, “There have been so many people sending donations to help our students. The support has been amazing. Individuals and business alike have been calling to ask how they can help. You can go to our website, www.altusbands.com and just see how supportive our town has been to this project and our students. There is a list of everyone that has donated to our trip, thus far.” Each year the Waikiki Holiday Parade is held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military. To date, hundreds of mainland and Hawaiian bands have marched the parade since its inaugural year in 1998. Bands who participate in the parade also participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial and a commemorative performance at the USS Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor. The student’s experiences at Pearl Harbor and meeting survivors will be something they will remember for a lifetime. We are honored to help create this memory. For more about the Altus High School Band and their trip, or to donate, please call the high school band room at 580-481-2664 or visit www.altusbands.com.
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