Newkirk band close to its goal for Peach Bowl trip

Ponca City Now - November 21, 2015 9:54 am

The Newkirk Tigers band is wrapping up its fundraiser at the Team Radio studios this morning closer to its goal of $35,000 for its trip to play in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve.

Students and their faculty sponsor took over KPNC for three hours Saturday morning in a push to raise the last $3,000 needed for the trip. The Team Radio remote vehicle was set up on Grand Avenue and broadcast the programming out on the street as students stopped passersby to drop change in their bottle to help with the efforts.

Several sponsors called in donations and issued challenges to others in their fields to match their contributions.

The entire band, band parents, school personnel and boosters have worked hard over the last few months in this effort to raise money for the trip.

For those who weren’t able to come by during the broadcast, donations wiill still be accepted for the trip. They can be taken to Newkirk Public Schools to the middle or high school after Thanksgiving week — the schools are closed until Nov. 30.

Donations also will be accepted at Team Radio in the Poncan Theatre building and passed along to the band.



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