The GLCPS High School Band is much closer to its fundraising goal for its trip to Washington D.C. thanks to a recent $5,000 donation from the Bristol County Savings Bank through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation. Staff and students attended the check presentation ceremony at the bank's New Bedford branch. Pictured are (from left to right): Dennis Leahy, Executive Vice President, BCSB and Treasurer, BCSCF; Koreen Santos, BCSCF-Southcoast Advisory Board Member and President, Santos & Santos Certified Public Accountants; Jon Mitchell, Mayor, City of New Bedford; Ian Gollub, GLCPS Music Teacher and Band Director: Carla Rivera, GLCPS High School Sophomore; Josiah Barrett-Grant, GLCPS High School Sophomore; Patrick Murray, President & CEO, BCSB and President, BCSCF; and Michele Roberts, Executive Vice President & Community Relations Officer, BCSB and Clerk,
Forty high school band members will travel to Washington D.C. during Spring vacation week to compete in the Heritage Music Festival. Band members and parents have been holding fundraisers for a year to cover the cost of the trip. Contributions are still being accepted here. Please note in the 'Comments' section you would like your donation to go toward supporting this exciting opportunity for GLCPS students.