Wasilla High School band could win $100,000 for new equipment

From Wasilla High School

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Wasilla High School band is in the running to win $100,000 for new equipment, but they need your votes to make it happen. Band students at Wasilla High School recently produced a video entry for the Manilow Music Project contest, a contest that awards $100,000 for instruments to a band in need.

Wasilla High School band teacher, Jackie Johnson, says It's been at least 20 years since any new equipment or materials were purchased for the band.

The School is hoping to start a marching band in the future with the hopes of taking part in more community events. However, this can't happen with the current equipment on hand. The students and teachers say some pieces are even being held together by tape and hair ties.

You can view the video here, and vote for Wasilla High School on the Manilow Music Project contest website. Voting closes on May 17, 2019.

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