Ooltewah High School Band Holds Bandapalooza Fundraiser Festival

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ooltewah High School Marching Band and Color Guard announces its first Bandapalooza.  The OHS marching band is sponsoring a fundraiser on June 1, at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Collegedale.  The event features live music, food truck vendors, craft vendors, and a huge kid's area.  

Admission is $10 for the whole day, and can be purchased the day of the event, or online at http://ooltewahband.org. Click on the Bandapalooza link.

The OHS Marching Band is raising money for the upcoming trip to represent Ooltewah, Chattanooga, and Hamilton County at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 28.  This will be the second invitation the OHS Marching Band has received to be part of this American tradition.

Officials said, "Ooltewah High School Marching Band has always held a high standard of excellence in music, and are held in high regards both on a regional, and national level.  Due to this, the band has been asked to perform at the Disney Christmas Parade in 2011, which was broadcast on national television.  In the parade they were rewarded with the honor of ushering Santa Clause.  In 2012, the band had the privilege to participate in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago.  Again, because of the reputation of the band, they were honored to be asked to usher in Santa Clause once again. This year at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, they will help Macy's celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz in a special and unique way that will have to be watched live on Nov. 28.

Bandapalooza will feature music by: 
The Band Raven, Chris Crabtree, Unspoken Triumph, Shani Palmer from Sweet & Lowdown, Call the Sheriff, Hunter/Moss Group, Ben VanderHart of Telemonster, and headlining will be The Zach Dylan Band.  

Food for the day will feature: 
Southern Burger Company, Lupi's Pizza, A  Taste of Argentina, Old Mill Kettle Corn, Monkey Town Donuts, Tikiz Shaved Ice, Gigi's Cupcakes, and much more. 

The Kid's area will feature: 
Patricia Balloona (balloon artist), Face Painting from Hennafymechattanooga.com, Norman McKenzie (magician), Michael Frisbee (illusionist), inflatables, games, prizes, and a zombie water gun attack  zone.

There will also be over 20 unique craft vendors setup to showcase their work. 
 
Gates will open at 11 a.m., and the first band will kick off at 12 p.m. All proceeds go toward the OHS Marching Band and Color Guard.


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