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Notre Dame College Band to Host Dinner, Raffle

The Notre Dame College Department of Bands is hosting its second annual dinner and raffle fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. March 22.

The event, held at Normandy Catering Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway in Wickliffe, Ohio, will include a basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, sideboard games and other auction opportunities. Games will be played all night, with many opportunities to win prizes and cash.

Tickets are $40 and include entrance to the event, appetizers, dinner, desserts and a full, open bar. One hundred percent of money raised from the event will go directly to students of the band programs.

In addition, band students are selling 100 raffle tickets for a new 60-inch LED Smart television.

“Music and arts programs are necessary in forming a well-rounded individual, and they are slowly diminishing in schools throughout our country,” said Bill Neater, director of bands at the College. “This fundraiser is a great way to support an up-and-coming arts program in our local community.”

The Notre Dame Band program encompasses a marching, concert and pep band, as well as two A-class, competitive indoor ensembles. Collectively the program has about 150 members and 20 staff.

The band, in its third year of existence, has doubled in size in each of its years. The ensembles have performed at events such as the 9/11 Memorial Cleveland Browns game and in front of 450,000 people in The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Cleveland. The marching band also has been selected for the second year in a row to represent the state of Ohio in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.

In addition to individual entry tickets for the fundraiser, full and half table packages are available. Purchases of table packages include College apparel for the all attendees. The band is actively seeking donation and sponsorship opportunities from businesses throughout the region who want to take part in the event.

Tickets can be purchased and donation/sponsorship information can be obtained by emailing Neater at bneater@ndc.eduor by calling (216) 373-6399. Information can be found on the Band Raffle Dinner website at NotreDameCollege.edu/banddinner. Payment can be in form of cash, check or credit card.