Many supporters of the Hellgate Band program ask how they can help with specific needs. The following is a list of important and immediate needs. If you would like to help purchase one the items below, please contact me.
Another way to help the Hellgate Band program is to make a tax deductible donation to the John Combs Opportunity Fund. This fund was established a few years ago by some very thoughtful band parents to give the director extensive flexibility and latitude to better serve the needs and desires of the Hellgate Band. Since its inception, the Opportunity Fund has purchased the Variable Acoustic Technology in one of our practice rooms, private lessons, band camp scholarships and helped with the costs of the web page.
CHIMES - PURCHASED SUMMER 2011!!! (by MCPS)
VIBES (adams) - $4700 - PURCHASED SUMMER 2013!!! (by private donations)
Professional level - MIRAPHONE TUBAS (2) - $18,450 - PURCHASED SPRING 2015 (by private campaign)
BRASS Sousaphones (3) - $14,500
MARCHING BASS DRUMS: Set of 5 Yamaha Bass Drums - TOTAL: $1800
Jazz Band Library: One of our newest classes that we need to build a more modern library for, is Jazz Ensemble. TOTAL - $2500
Music Technology: Sibelius 7, Midi Keyboards, New computers for our practice rooms.
If you would like to send a donation, make your check out to The Leon Slater Opportunity Fund and send it in care of:
Thank you so much!
If there is one thing I know for sure, John Combs is an amazing teacher, mentor and human being. In his honor I would like to continue his tradition of giving, supporting and helping students in their journey through music. The John Combs Opportunity Fund will be used to sponsor private lesson scholarships, send students to summer learning opportunities, purchase much needed percussion gear and other instruments and purchase music.
The Hellgate Band would like to thank the following individuals for donating to the John Combs Opportunity Fund.
Your generosity is most appreciated!