Bringing home a Superior rating and selected as the Overall Grand Champions in their first marching band contests this season, Matoaca High School Marching Band has proven to be one of the best on the field. They have also earned the ranking of a Virginia Commonwealth Honors Band for the last two years, one of only a few throughout the state.
It has been a long road for this 80-member band and its director of 11 years, Donald Davis, and he feels it is time to showcase the band and how it represents the community with the purchase new uniforms.
“We are a quality band,” said Davis. “Now I want our look to represent us as a quality band and have a ‘wow’ look with new uniforms. Something that really grabs you.”
Davis’ program has been given the opportunity to work towards the goal of purchasing new uniforms with a $10,000 allotment from the school board.
“This is something that comes around once every five years,” Davis said. “If we don’t use it, we lose it.”
Uniforms are custom designed for the school and run around $400 for each. Davis is expecting a growth of another twenty students next year and will be ordering 100 sets of uniforms with a total cost of around $40,000. Fund raising needs to be complete by April to