Mt. Pleasant Music Boosters Garbage Bag Fundraiser for New Risers

It is garbage bag sales time again, offered through the Mt. Pleasant Community Schools Music Boosters.

Within the next two weeks, a representative of the Charity Services organization will be calling on behalf of the Music Boosters to explain the garbage bags, including price, sizes, quantity and how to place an order. The garbage bags will be delivered directly to the customers’ homes.

The Mount Pleasant Music Boosters President, Stan Holtkamp, comments, “The focus of the fundraiser is to help sustain a growing music program. Our focus for this campaign is toward High School Vocal Music Risers.”

The question is raised as to how these new risers will improve music education. They believe safety, visibility of each performer, and transporting and setting up/tearing down. This also provides a professional performance platform.

The sole purpose of the Mt. Pleasant Music Boosters is to support the K-12 instrumental and vocal music programs of the Mt. Pleasant Community School District. All fundraising dollars are used directly for these programs. The Music Boosters’ efforts enable the music programs to operate at the highest level possible.  Currently the Music Boosters are developing a plan to update our soundboard and lighting system.

Ongoing Music Boosters projects include the Marching Band Invitational, High School Variety Show, InMotion Show Choir Invitational, Dessert Theatre, OPUS (K-12 honor choir), All-State Music Festival, and the Middle School Honor Band Festival.

Membership in the Mt. Pleasant Music Boosters organization is free and is defined as anyone with children participating in music in Mt. Pleasant Community Schools. “If you have a child participating in any music activity within the schools or if you just love music, we invite everyone to join the fun of being involved in Music Boosters,” said Holtkamp.

The Charity Services, Inc., organization is registered with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and assists organizations throughout the Midwest with fundraising.