What we're all about

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Hi! It’s me - Thomas!

So here I am in my Junior year at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina and I have been given the incredible opportunity to participate in the prestigious Bands of America Honor Band at the 2017 Tournament of Roses® Parade in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. 

I was fortunate to receive a late invitation to audition for the Honor Band due to my participation in the Western Carolina University Band Camp in July. The camp staff included several BOA Honor Band staff members including the Director Mr. Bob Buckner. He encouraged the camp participants to consider a late audition, so I got to work on my audition, submitted it, and four weeks later I received an acceptance letter to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The BOA Honor Band is a 300-piece ensemble with winds, percussion and color guard selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide. I will be spending a week in southern California preparing for the Rose Parade while touring the Los Angeles area.

I have worked hard for this by practicing and actively participating in my school’s band program...committing thousands of hours to making myself a stronger player, leader, and person.

As a member of this ensemble, I am responsible for raising the money necessary for my participation, and any help that you can give to get me closer to my goal is appreciated!

  • Thomas Pendergrass
$1,855 Raised since September 16, 2016

Suggested Giving Levels

$25

Helps keep our team going

$60

Buys needed supplies

$250

Greatly impacts every member

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What we're up to

  • Nick Waring donated - via Thomas Pendergrass
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  • Rebecca Qubain donated "Congrats Thomas!! Have tons of fun!" - via Thomas Pendergrass
  • Janet Qubain donated "Have fun!" - via Thomas Pendergrass
  • Thomas achieved Elite Diamond Fundraiser status by raising $1,000 for the club.

  • Diane Helms donated "From your adopted Uncle and Aunt. We will be watching you perform!" - via Thomas Pendergrass
  • The Ammons Family donated "So proud of you! Have FUN!!! " - via Thomas Pendergrass
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  • Thomas leveled up to Elite Platinum status by capturing $250 in donations for the club.

  • Thomas became an Elite Gold Funrdaiser by closing the deal with 10 club donors.

  • Peter Pirotte donated "Hey Thomas, I'm an old student of your dad's. Take notes and take pictures! Good luck!" - via Thomas Pendergrass
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  • Angela Santucci donated "Congrats!! Wish I could do more!!!" - via Thomas Pendergrass
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  • Mitchell Cook donated "Congratulations on this amazing opportunity, have fun!" - via Thomas Pendergrass
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  • Patrick Bailey donated "Hopefully your band dircetor is as your father was for us! Have a great time. " - via Thomas Pendergrass
  • Thomas Pendergrass has started online fundraising!

    Our team has officially started accepting credit card donations. We need awesome team members and donors like you to share this link and tell your community why you support Thomas Pendergrass!

    https://music-for-all-boa-honor-band.ed.co/thomass-rose-bowl-parade-fund

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