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      With the fall season continuing and winter inching closer and closer, the Orchestra department prepares for its seasonal events, including fundraising, field trips, and Sounds of the Season. The most recent event that has just passed for the music department was the Music Marathon, where every orchestra, even the Lakewood Project, trade off playing their instruments to create music for a total of 13 hours. The students arrived at the school at six in the morning and then had a concert at 5:30 in the evening until seven. The students were able to come to school and perform in their pajamas, along with being able to bring whatever they wanted from home to pass the time, such as sleeping bags or even gaming consoles. 

      The purpose of the Music Marathon was to not only to provide a fun experience to further motivate the music students, but to also assist in fundraising a goal of $10,000 for the orchestra program. This will assist in paying for instrument repairs, lesson scholarships, equipment for the Lakewood project, and many more attributes that will allow the music department to continue as strongly as they are. As an orchestra student, this annual fundraiser means a lot to what we can accomplish as an ensemble, being able to have the proper equipment that we need is significant, especially to the students that want to participate in the music program but need assistance in paying for the costly instruments and materials. Even though this year’s Music Marathon has already passed, fundraising has not and the orchestra students need help raising money for this upcoming Field Trip to Washington D.C., which you can help by buying chocolate bars from any Orchestra Student that is selling them. Thank you very much to our sponsors that make sure to donate every year to Music Marathon and we look forward to seeing support next year as well. Remember, a lot of people giving a small amount can make a difference and allow the orchestra program to continue strong and mighty. 

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