March ON - Ames Education Foundation

March ON

March ON - Fall 2016 - Winter 2017

The Ames Education Foundationpartnered with the Ames High Marching Band to help raise funds for new band uniforms.

Our Ames High Marching Band will "Rock ON", because your donations will help them, "March ON!"

We have raised our goal!  This campaign has met with success!  Thank you to everyone for your leadership and for your contributions!  Thanks for helping the band March ON!  We look forward to seeing our band students marching in new uniforms this fall!

Why we needed new Marching Band Uniforms:

We no longer had enough uniforms for every student in marching band.

Current uniforms were torn, beyond repair, and worn out.  Due to lack of uniforms, Freshmen band members in 2016, were not able to wear the traditional band uniform.

Uniforms were 15 years old.  Feedback from Iowa Band Consultants ~ "12-15 years is way beyond the life of a marching band uniform."

Marching Band Uniform Goals Were:

Our goal was to raise $175k   |    350 Uniforms were needed   |   New Uniforms cost $500 each   |  Marching with new uniforms by 2017


Marching Band Schedule - This past Fall 2016:

Marching at Varsity Home Football Games

August 26, September 16, September 30, October 7, October 21


The Award Winning Ames High Marching Band is under the direction of:

Left to Right:  Mr. Chris Ewan, Mr. Andrew Buttermore, and Mr. Peter Thompson

Mr. Ewan is holding the old/current uniform.  Mr. Buttermore, in the middle, is holding the brand new uniform.  Mr. Thompson holds the current black hat, and is also holding the new hat which is gray and has a white plume.  The new uniform will reflect a polished image for the Ames High Marching Band.


Where Do I Send a Donation to help with March ON today?

Make your checks payable to Ames Education Foundation

Please send your checks to:

Ames Education Foundation,  PO Box 1125,  Ames, IA  50014

Make Checks payable to: Ames Education Foundation, and please put in your memo section - March ON


(After clicking online donation - select Band Uniforms.)

WE also accept gifts of stock, or you may call our office to discuss other planned giving arrangements.  For planned giving questions or questions about March ON, contact Annie Arbuckle, Executive Director by phone or email:, and office phone (515)268-6630.

THANK YOU!  Your donation today for Marching Band has an immediate impact on the high school music education for hundreds of students!  Your donation will help for many years to come.

I would like to read the pdf that was mailed to band parents - Click Here.

I would like to read the Ames Tribune March ON article from Oct. 7, 2016 - Click Here

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