Isla Bonita Elementary School is heading for the Band Fest in the Cayo District to be held on April 4, 2009. To prepare, the school’s drum line has been preparing for the past six months under the leadership of band leader John Thompson.
Band Fest is a three-day event with competitions in elementary, high school and elite categories. The marching competition takes place along a three-mile stretch of road where judges will be watching. The winners take home $10,000.
The band will be holding a drum-a-thon this Saturday at 8:00a.m. starting at Caminantes Store. They will be drumming all the way to town asking for donations from businesses on their way. The Isla Bonita Drum Line needs to raise funds mainly for transportation and lodging, so any assistance to them would be greatly appreciated. To pledge your support please call 226-3754 or 610-2402/607-0885. Or look out for them parading the streets this Saturday and extend your support to the school.