Isla Bonita Drummers & Twirlers March Down the Home Stretch To Band Fest 2013 in Belmopan

Imagine you are Ambergris Caye’s Isla Bonita Elementary School Marching band and since mid-2012, you have been trying to raise over $25,000BZD so you could participate in the prestigious Belize national Band Fest.  This year, it will be held in Belmopan.  You need to cover travelling expenses including a chartered boat and bus, food and accomodations and the most expensive part…uniforms for your drummers and majorettes.

Basically, you need to drum and dance and twirl your little hearts out.  And they have done just that.  They have held multiple fundraisers, dollar drives and marched in every single parade (and that’s saying something in San Pedro.)  These kids will come out and perform for $20 or $1000.  They practice almost every night in Boca Del Rio – the residents of the area know every beat by heart.

They are in the home stretch…they are SO close to their goal and they are SO proud and SO EXCITED.  Two nights away from home!…one little girl gushed to me.  She can’t wait.   I mean look at this little drummer…so so cute.

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Yesterday they did a morning dollar drive by the airstrip and in the afternoon a cart-wash by Sandbar to raise some more donations.  Parents were busy for hours polishing cars and golf carts.

A reader, Jane, paypaled me a donation for the kids…they were very appreciative.

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So…join me to cheer them on next Saturday March 23rd in Belmopan and MAKE SURE to vote for Isla Bonita on your Digicell phone by texting 10-22637 EARLY AND OFTEN!

If you have a donation for them or just want to buy them all an ice cream cone, let me know and I can hook you up with the right people.

MAKE AMBERGRIS CAYE EVEN MORE PROUD ISLA BONITA MARCHING BAND!   YOU CAN DO IT!

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