Saturday March 20th the Tustin community came together to help the Tustin High School Marching Band raise ten thousand dollars for new uniforms.
The band is wearing uniforms that were only guaranteed for seven years and they are going on over 12 years. The uniforms were purchased used from a drumline who had already worn them for five years.
According to the Tustin High School Marching Band pamphlet, the uniforms are described as falling apart, out of date and old with worn out and broken pieces.
The Strata Center, local businesses, Jim’s Music Center, and an array of local volunteers and volunteers from The Georgetown Club of Orange County all pulled together to make The International Food Festival a success for the marching band.
Businesses who donated their time and product for the day include Gyro N Kabob, Rollie’s, Fogo Do Tustin, Guru Palace, Flavio’s Italian Kitchen and Zon Baguettes. The businesses make up a mixture of Afghan, Bolivian, Brazilian, Indian. Italian, Mexican and Vietnamese cuisine.
Strata property manager, Jeffrey C. Mayhew, said he was excited to be a part of this event and to be able to help out the kids. He also commented on how this festival is helping out the restaurants in the community. There are a ton of great International restaurants in the area that no many people know about. His hope from the event is to both help out the schools as well help the local restaurants build up their cliental.
On top of the variety of food there was also entertainment provided all day by students from the various Tustin public schools and Captain Jack Sparrow to add to the entertainment value.
If you would like to help out the Tustin High School Marching Band by donating any amount to help them with their uniforms, please visit www.tpsf.net or contact Carol Burby Garrett at email@example.com.