Pearland High School Welcomes Rose Bowl President
Pearland High School Welcomes Tournament of Roses ® President
April 23, 2019
Pearland High School Welcomes Tournament of Roses® President
Come Support this Local Powerhouse
Pearland, Tx— May 16 and 17 — Tournament of Roses® President Laura Farber is coming to visit the Pearland High School Band and will attend a spring concert and fundraising events while here. The annual spring concert will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. The following day, Pearland Mayor Tom Reid will proclaim that January 1, 2020 will be “The Pride of Pearland” day in honor of the band being invited to march in the 131st Annual Rose Parade® in Pasadena, California next year.
Be A Corporate Sponsor
On Friday, May 17, Farber will attend a fundraising dinner at Pearland I.S.D.’s Virgil Gant Education Support Center to encourage corporate sponsorship and community support. Corporate sponsors will be announced during the dinner. Local celebrities and business owners will be in attendance, as well as people from the community and state government. The Pride of Pearland is seeking sponsorships from companies across the metropolitan area to help cover travel expenses for the approximately 350 students that make up the marching band. It will cost about $2,500 for each student to be a part of this prestigious New Year’s Day parade. That’s a total of $875,000 for the students to get to California. Many of these students will not be able to pay for this trip without help. While there are fundraising efforts underway, it’s difficult to cover all of these costs, so your support is paramount for the band’s success. As a corporate steward, the Pride of Pearland is excited to include your company in our special fundraising efforts.
Positive Community Impact
The Pride of Pearland will be the only band from Texas marching in the Rose Parade and is one of 20 bands selected worldwide, creating excitement and pride in the region. “We are extremely excited that our band was selected to participate in this national event. There were more than 100 marching band submissions, and to be one of nine high schools selected is quite an honor. The members of this band have dedicated a great deal of time and effort, and will reap the rewards with this tremendous adventure. This band is going to make memories that will truly last a lifetime,” said Band Director Joe Muñoz.
The theme of the 2020 Rose Parade will be “The Power of Hope” to celebrate the influence of optimism and hope. “Hope is more than simply the possibility of fulfillment. Hope is dignity and respect, joy and happiness, aspiration and achievement. Hope never, ever quits. Through hope, we can aspire to be our best and in turn inspire those around us to reach higher,” Farber explained. Farber is the first Latina president of the Rose Parade, making this an even more memorable event.
The Rose Parade showcases three types of entries: floral-decorated floats, equestrian units and marching bands. The 20 marching bands participating will be travelling from across the United States, from Puerto Rico to Hawaii, and around the world, including Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Japan, and Mexico.
The first Rose Parade was held in the winter of 1890 because of the abundance of flowers in the area and a desire to show the world their paradise.
Tickets for the fundraising dinner may be purchased at the link below, now through Friday, May 3rd. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4207780
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Kirk and Christine Scruggs
Kirk and Christine Scruggs