Stop by Rita’s on Route 9 in Forked River tomorrow evening for your dessert of choice and a portion of the sale will go to the Marching Lions.
On Wednesday, Aug. 17 Lacey High School’s Marching Band will be hosting a family night at Rita’s between 6 and 9 p.m. A portion of their sales will be donated to the band and there will also be raffles and a prize wheel.
All proceeds will be deposited into the band members student accounts to help pay expenses for their travel, competitions, uniforms, and band camp, Band Director Matthew Holmberg said.
The Marching Lions have been rehearsing since May and will kick off their season on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the first football game of the year.
The band will also be competing in the Cavalcade Band Competition and the championships in Hershey Park this fall, Holmberg said.
“We’re just looking forward to being successful,” he said.
The band usually does pretty well and placed fifth out of approximately 25 bands at last year’s championship, he said.
“We are a very well-balanced group this year musically. They’re performing very difficult music and they’re doing it well,” Holmberg said.
But the band is always facing the battle of recruiting and retention, he said.
“We have a hard time retaining people because of the amount of hours it takes,” Holmberg said.