HISD’s own Waltrip High School band is hoping to head to the nation’s capital next month to take part in America’s annual Independence Day celebration.
The Roarin’ Red Ram Band is the only representative from Texas expected to be at the event. The students were invited to perform based on a recommendation from Governor Greg Abbott.
The Waltrip band will march in the parade and play alongside other bands from across the country during the celebration, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, 2015.
The school has set up a fundraising site to help defray the cost of travel for 170 students and their chaperones (estimated at $180,000). The band is actively seeking sponsors. Donations may also be mailed to Jesse Espinosa, Waltrip Band Booster Club, Inc., Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th Street, Houston, Texas, 77018.