Soleil's Goal: $240
(Estimate based on completing 1 minutes)

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Soleil Johnson
Color Guard

As you may know, I am a proud member of the Hays Hawk Band. Today, I am asking for you to help support the Hays Band by making a contribution toward our 2nd Annual Marchathon, an event that will take place on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 during a 4-hour marching rehearsal.

Last year we were able to successfully raise $28,000 for our Hawk Band. With that in mind, we are looking to continue pushing that goal forward and have set a goal of $45,000 raised this year!

Our fundraising goal is $240 per marching band member. Would you consider supporting me by making a per-minute or a flat donation of any amount? Here are examples of donations per minute for 4 hours (240 minutes) of marching:

$0.10/minute = $24.00 $0.20/minute = $48.00
$0.15/minute = $36.00 $0.25/minute = $60.00

This year, the funds we raise will help us to meet our competitive goals during marching season by providing support for music, drill, instruction, transportation and technology.

About this fundraiser:

Hays High School Band family, friends, and fans!

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider donating to our campaign! Our Hawk Band Marchathon has become one of the bands largest annual fundraisers and has continued to support our endeavors for cultivating a culture of musical excellence.

Marchathon is an annual event that allows supporters of the Hays High School Band and its student members the opportunity to sponsor a student or the entire program. This sponsorship is to support the over 200 hours of hard work that each student will put into the 2021 marching season. Sponsors have the opportunity to make a "per minute" sponsorship or make a flat donation sponsorship to show their support and appreciation for the hard work of each student and the Hays Band community. ​

This event that will take place on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 during a 4-hour rehearsal (240 minutes), and will end with a free performance at Bob Shelton Stadium at 7:30pm.

We are proud to have a remarkable team of exceptional young students. Our program strives to build character and integrity for each of our band and color guard members.Through their experience in band, it is our hope that they will mature into young adults, ready to take on the professional world slated ahead. With that said, we truly appreciate any support you can give to our program. Your generosity will make the most of their hard work by helping to fund the purchase of props, technicians, clinicians, transportation as well as various other needs, while at the same time keeping the band program affordable so that any student can participate. Donations are VITAL to the success of this program and for keeping band fees low and affordable for all.

Please help by making a donation and by sharing our campaign on your Facebook, Twitter, email, and/or text message service. Together, we hope to meet our goal of $45,000 in donations that will go towards the further enrichment of our band students' experience here at Hays High School.


Becoming a Marchathon VIP offers donors the opportunity to receive VIP treatment during our annual Hawk Band Marchathon. VIPs will have access to the press box before and during the event and will receive a catered meal and spirit bag courtesy of the Hays Band program. VIPs will also be announced and recognized during the Marchathon event. Additionally all VIPs will be entered into a raffle this year for a family 4 pack of tickets to this years Bands of America Super-Regional hosted at the Alamodome.

Want to become a Marchathon VIP? Make your donation of $400 (or more) - Slots are limited!!!

Deadline to register as a Marchathon VIP is Sunday, October 10th by 11:59pm.

The HHS Band Staff

Your donations will help pay for:

  • Band Consultants
  • Travel Expenses
  • Semi Upkeep / Driver Costs
  • Marching Field Upkeep (annually)
  • Uniform Upkeep / Accessories
  • Instrument Upgrades
  • Props & Prop Upkeep

All participants:

$47,408 raised
of $45,000 goal
Raised $1,707
Raised $1,154
Raised $1,137
Raised $1,000
Raised $900
Raised $830
Raised $758
Raised $750

Top Donations

Mom, Dad, RJ, Sable and Neville

Colonel Soleil, We are so proud of you! Love you!

Frank Dyer Sr

All the best! To Papa’s baby girl! Love, Papa

Frank Dyer
LaNetric Gambrell