The Wilson Central High School band is looking for new uniforms and a local restaurant is stepping up to help the band outfit themselves with new threads while offering the public a delicious meal in the process.
"We’re trying to raise the final $20,000 needed for 150 new marching band uniforms for the band," said Fundraising Chair Terri Kormoski. "Now the band members are wearing 11-year-old, worn-out uniforms, and there are not enough of of them to go around."
Everyone is encouraged to dine at Courtney’s at 4066 North Mt. Juliet Road on Nov. 29 from 5-8 p.m. to support the Wilson Central band's effort to get new uniforms which are long overdue.
There will be live music, with small groups of Wilson Central band members playing during breaks. The main event will be the all you can eat baby back ribs on the menu for the night. Courtney’s, a cafeteria style restaurant, also offers its regular southern style meats and three sides menu will also be available. Courtney’s will donate a percentage of all sales to the marching band's new uniform fund.
"Our band began with 31 members 11 years ago, from when the school was first birthed," Kormoski said. "Today’s WCHS band is currently 100 members strong and, with the influx of eighth-graders, our 2013 band could number up to 150."
Kormoski said that helping out the band and getting a good meal in the bargain is the definaition of a win-win for the public.
"Come out, enjoy yummy food and music and support your local band simply by dining at Courtney’s," Kormoski said.
Staff writer Mary Hinds may be reached at 615-444-3952, ext. 45 or firstname.lastname@example.org.