The Kingwood High School Marching Band (KM4B) hosted a preview show prior to Hurricane Harvey. Despite extensive loss and water damage, KM4B will march at KHS football games and UIL competitions this fall.

The Kingwood High School Mighty Mustang Military Marching Band (KM4B) is postponing their 5 th annual Band on the Run 5K/10K fundraiser. The fun run originally scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 23 rd is being rescheduled for the Spring semester. The exact date will be announced once determined.

“Hurricane Harvey has devastated the homes and lives of many band families, destroyed $25,000+ of music instruments and rendered KHS unusable for the 2017-2018 school year,” said Kim Hammond, BOTR publicity chair. “Band families and volunteers know that our help and energy are needed elsewhere in the community at this time. Our focus is on the needs of our children, families, friends and neighbors.”

“I am so grateful that we will have a band, a school year as Mustangs!” Destry Balch, the KHS band director, reassuringly told the KHS band students and parents. “It's going to be a long road to recovery, but we are going to make it through this.” Tyler Morrison, the KHS band assistant director added. “I have been so blessed to see these band kids coming together to serve and help each other in this community.”

KM4B wishes to thank the local businesses and individuals who generously sponsored Band on the Run 5K/10K prior to this disaster: Trimac Transportation, Inc., ABC Supply Company, Owens Legal Nurse Consulting, Sterling McCall Honda, Utility Trailers, College Money Guys, Hammond Family Foundation, Local Print Solution, Chick-fil- A, HEB, Khaos Gym, Kingwood Screen Graphics, Lowe’s, Pholicious, Raising Cane’s, Sanke Hairdressers, Smoothie King, The Thorn Family, Diana Blessman & Joan Reynolds, Daniel & Cynthia Cantrell, Rachel & Shawn Cheatham, Pam & Scott Doyle, Mary Jo & Jeff East, Fleming Music, The Fraissinet Family, Ken & Liz Marshall, David & Tammy Merkley, The Ometzberger Family, Pei Wei, Kelly Sachs, Annelisa & Jason Shaw, Lisa & Mike Speckert, Kelly & Jenny Tinsley, Jennifer & Trent Wheeler, The Whitmire Family, Which Wich, The Wilson Clan, and all the friends and family KM4B supporters.

Anyone wishing to donate can still do so online at www.TheDriven.net/BandontheRun. All donations go to Kingwood Band Boosters, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that directly supports the KHS marching band. Checks may also be made

out/mailed to: Kingwood Band Boosters, PO Box 5381, Kingwood, TX 77325.

KM4B will not let Harvey stop the music, but community support is still greatly needed.

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