0912 Oak Mountain Band Stands
Jacob Thompson, Erick Sanchez and Drew Bunn rehearse on a crooked stand during band camp this summer.
Oak Mountain High School’s band boosters have launched a fund-raising campaign to replace the dilapidated chairs and music stands used in the high school band room (“Stand Up for the Oak Mountain Band”). The Oak Mountain band program is nationally recognized and considered one of the best comprehensive band programs in the state of Alabama. Hours of practice in the chairs that the school has used since it opened in 1999 (over 1 million hours of use!) led to an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2010. The chairs and stands have also been used to prepare for two highly successful concerts at the historic Alabama Theatre.
Oak Mountain’s band boosters are responsible for raising 100 percent of the funds needed to run the band program, and they’re looking to band families, band alumni, local businesses and community supporters to help raise the money needed to replace the worn out chairs and stands. Anyone who purchases a chair, stand, or both will be recognized with permanent identification on a plaque in the band room, and corporate donors contributing $250 or more receive exposure on the band booster website, inclusion in concert programs, and more. Even greater benefits await corporate sponsors contributing $1,000 or more. For more information, visit www.omhsbandboosters.org/standup.