The high school marching band is hosting its 4th annual Mattress Sale on Saturday, July 25. The Mattress Sale is a major fundraiser for the Marching Mustangs. In the past, it has provided much-needed funds to produce the band’s award-winning shows for the fall competitive season. The MHS Band has placed 4th in its class at state finals for the last four years.
While the 2020 season has been cancelled due to COVID-19, the band is raising funds to purchase a new trailer to haul its equipment to future competitions.
“This mattress sale has been such a surprise hit with the community and has raised over $20,000 for this program,” said MHS Band Backers President Stacie Trivunovic. “Even though the regular season has been cancelled, the band will still be working on a smaller show while adhering to guidelines put in place by the state and the School Town of Munster. We want to do all that we can to make the smaller season worthwhile and exciting for this great group of kids."
In conjunction with the Mattress Sale, a blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25 in the parking lot of Cloister in the Woods with the Versiti Mobile Coach. Versiti Blood Centers supply many of the local hospitals including Community Health System and Franciscan facilities. Schedule an appointment at https://ht.heartlandbc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5586657.
The Band Backers will also sell two-ply, pleated fabric face masks with a filter pocket that have the Munster logo. There will be an online sale starting the first week of August at supportmunsterband.org.