13th Annual Chelsea Bands Mardi Gras Fundraiser


It’s time for the 13th Annual Chelsea Bands Mardi Gras Fundraiser. The event takes place Saturday, April 28, from 6:30 to 9pm at Beach Middle School (445 Mayer Drive, Chelsea Michigan). It is a casual, open house style event, with student musicians from 5th through 12th grade performing on three different, continuously live stages.

There will be food available, a silent auction – featuring donations from area merchants, restaurants and boosters – as well as many themed gift baskets. The evening will conclude with performances by middle and high school jazz bands.

The funds raised from this, the largest Chelsea Band fundraiser, will go to the Chelsea School District Band Department. Funds will be used to purchase new music, pay for instrument repairs and bring in accomplished professional musicians to work with groups of students throughout the band program.

“The kids really look forward to Mardi Gras,” Chelsea band teacher, Rick Catherman said. “They have a great time playing great music for great people.” Leslie Lewis, Mardi Gras Chairperson adds “The community really comes out to support our kids and award-winning music programs.”

Tickets are $5 each or a family price of $20 (families with more than four people attending will only need four tickets). Tickets may be purchased from Chelsea Band students or are available at the door.

Thank you for your continued support of our award-winning music programs.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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