The flooding that hit Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas of Louisiana this summer left some band programs, especially at high schools, with absolutely nothing left except some floating hat boxes.
Instruments, uniforms, rehearsal rooms and fields were devastated by the flooding.
The call for support to these programs spread across the country with football season quickly approaching after the floods.
Yesterday the United Way in conjunction with the New Orleans Saints and Sports Illustrated's Peter King, presented a check to the St. Amant High School Marching Band. This donations was the culmination of over 1000 donors from across the country who came together to help a band that truly suffered greatly.
who made this high school marching band whole after historic flooding:
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/YgUJui9WgL
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) September 28, 2016
That is just awesome! Well done everyone. More bands need your help and are looking for support. If you find it in your heart to support fellow high school or college band programs in both Louisiana and West Virginia that suffered from the flooding please make a donation. This literally is a moment where we need to save the music.