Saturday marked the 13th annual March-A-Thon for McKinney High School’s Royal Pride Band. The march, which doubles as a fundraiser for the group, began at McKinney High School at 8 a.m. and continued onward through McKinney neighborhoods and eventually to Tom Thumb at Hardin and Eldorado. After that leg of the march, the band members were taken by bus to Market Street where another performance was given to the public.
The fundraiser aspect of the event comes from the fact that the students gather pledges from other community member that match each mile marched. The money is put towards the booster club, the student’s spring trip and band fees.
If you or your business would like to sponsor the band this season, please contact band director Ken Ringel at firstname.lastname@example.org.