Rainbow City Band-ing together to create scholarshipon October 19th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
The 75+ members of Rainbow City Band – Puget Sound’s own LGBTQ and allied band – are a group that welcomes a challenge! A new project means time to work together, learn and laugh – all skills that RCB has in spades. Five years ago the idea was hatched to raise funds to endow a new scholarship fund at Pride Foundation for student leaders focused on musical arts. With a $25,000 goal, the members knew it would take time and hard work to make it happen. Starting a musical arts scholarship fund means supporting the education of future LGBT and straight allied leaders.
Five years later, sitting in the Pride Foundation conference room on a warm September evening in the midst of an event planning meeting with the RCB leadership team, it all came to fruition. A folder was casually handed over. Opening it with a gasp, the full group realized it was the paperwork and payment check to put everything in motion to set up the music scholarship.
It is a moment in my life I will cherish for all time. We all burst in to tears. We all shared an impromptu toast with grape Martinelli’s. We all knew it was a testament to vision and team work.
Come celebrate! In honor of Pride Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, Rainbow City Band will graciously perform “Enchanted: A Tribute to Disney Music” on November 7th at Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central Community College. Kids under the age of five are free; all other tickets are $10/person available at the door. Half of all ticket sales will be deposited in to the newly formed Rainbow City Band Scholarship. Please join in to celebrate 25 years and the inspiring achievements of Rainbow City Band!