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Band unites to silence the drum-like rumbles of empty tummies

Posted: Sunday, Nov 11th, 2012


Members of the 2012-2013 Grafton High School Band are shown above with their food donations to be given to Taylor County Project HOP2E. The food donated will be forwarded to local food pantries. Band Director Chris Rucker has been working with his band, encouraging them to find a way to give back to their community, that had already given so much to them.


GRAFTON – Music is known to soothe the soul, and nourish the mind with the melodies of the age, but the Grafton High School (GHS) Band has taken the next step in an effort to fill and comfort hungry stomachs.

GHS Band Instructor Chris Rucker informed the Mountain Statesman in an interview Thursday afternoon that the band had been trying to find a way to express its appreciation to the community for their support.

Rucker noted that residents would remember that the band has been working hard this year to raise funds for new band uniforms, as well as, pay for a trip to Disney in the spring.

He included that community support for their efforts have been tremendous.

“I have been trying to instill within each of them that it is more than just me,” explained Rucker. He continued, “We need to take care of each other.”

Rucker noted that he had sown the seed in the minds of his band, and let it flourish on its own.

The band came up with the idea to collect non-perishable food items and donate them to a local food pantry.



For the complete article see the 11-12-2012 issue.

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