Indian River band boosters selling discount cards for 2017-2018

Band cards are back!

For the new school year, Indian River High School Band Boosters have printed a new batch of discount band cards, which are available for $10 each.

People can show their card for discounts at about 35 area businesses, for pizza, fine dining, movies, music, pet shops, flowers, towing, toys, bowling and more. The card is good until Sept. 30, 2018.

Cards purchased directly from a band student or family will directly benefit that student’s band trip account.

“It is our main fundraiser,” said band booster Lisa Bird. “We basically cover the printing of the cards, so all of the money … goes directly to the kids.”

Anyone who doesn’t directly know a band family can contact the IRHS Band Boosters to be directed to a student.

“We are fortunate to have such talented young people representing Indian River High School,” said band parent Jaclyn Hills. “What better way to show your support?”

Every spring, the music department takes a major school trip to perform in a festival or music workshop, having traveled to major cities up and down the Eastern seaboard. This year, they’ll visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland, Ohio.

“Some of these kids cannot afford to go out and take a trip on their own,” but selling band cards is a great way for families to help each other, said Hills.

Decked out in green and gold, the IR band is a popular hit at football games and local Halloween, Christmas and Return Day parades.

“I highly recommend anybody who’s not seem the band in the last few years to come to a home game,” said band director Nathan Mohler. “The kids are putting a lot of work into this performance.”

This year’s field show concept is simply called “The Show,” stretching from classic rock to Cirque du Soleil, then musical theatre and a Spanish composition.