Did you know that the uniforms the Terra Nova High School marching band wears were purchased in 1976?
While this may seem hip and retro to some, it's not for the students who have to wear them. They are very old, falling apart, not the right sizes, and smell kind of funny.
With the help of the Pacifica community, however, band members have a chance at getting some new uniforms.
The Terra Nova High School Band has been nominated for a Clorox Power a Bright Future Grant.
There are 2,500 schools nominated nationwide in three different categories, “Explore,” “Play,” and “Create.” Terra Nova has been nominated for the “Create” category.
Clorox will award a $25,000 grant to the winner of each category, and a $50,000 grant to the overall winner. Winners are chosen based solely on number of votes received.
Voting began on Nov. 12 and after the first 5 days of voting, the Terra Nova Band is in 7th place in their category and 20th place overall.
Still, the Terra Nova school community is hoping Pacifica can rally behind them and push them to the top.
There are two ways to vote:
1) People can text “240pbf” to 95248. It is a free text message (your carriers regular texting rates apply) and you can vote once every 24 hours.
2) You can also vote online once every 24 hours at https://powerabrightfuture.clorox.com/nominees/detail/?nid=240. The first time you visit you’ll have to register. Then do a search for “Terra Nova” and click on the “vote for this” button.
Because uniforms for bands are custom made, to outfit a band this size it will cost about $40,000. If Terra Nova can get the residents of Pacifica to vote once per day both by text and online, they can get these well deserving kids a new set of uniforms that will surely last them another few decades.
Please send that text, then visit that website, then share with all your friends and family.