TERRE HAUTE —
The Riverton Parke band and guard staged its annual band camp from Aug. 6-10. The Music Boosters, headed by Alan and Anita Moore, decided to offer incentives to students to attend all five days. Prizes, including iTunes gift cards and free band T-shirts, were distributed to more than 20 musicians. The grand prize was a new iPod, given randomly from the list; freshman Emma Krumweide was the winner.
“I was really surprised when my name was called as the winner. I will be donating my old player, now that I have a brand new iPod,” Krumweide said.
According to band director Mike Hardesty this incentive program “ … was a great shot in the arm in the effort to get kids to attend camp all week. Our band and guard programs will benefit from it.”
The Panther Band and Guard will be appearing at home football games and will travel to West Lafayette on Sept. 15 to participate in Purdue’s Band Day.