Portland

‘Heartbreaking’: High school band’s trailer and equipment stolen – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-07-30 13:27:26 –

“We need to get it right for these kids.”

In mid-July, a trailer full of equipment for a high school band program was stolen from St. Helens High School. July 30, 2021 (Courtesy of St. Helens Band Patron).

KOIN, Oregon — A nonprofit organization in Columbia County is raising money for a band at St. Helens High School after a trailer full of equipment and supplies has been stolen.

I first noticed that a small black trailer disappeared from the parking lot at St. Helens High School on July 13.

Ryan Scholl, like the Sports Booster Club, is the chairman of Band Patrons, a non-profit organization that supports the band.

Ryan Scholl, Chairman of Ban Patrons, a band program at St. Helens High School. July 30, 2021 (KOIN).

“It was painful. These kids work hard, and these parents work hard,” Scholl said. “The school hasn’t given us money. We have to raise money for it.”

Scholl explained that the trailer was full of supplies because the high school was being remodeled at the time. It included the replacement of tents, kitchen utensils and other items used in marching bands and color guard programs.

The stolen trailer is small, black and has no fender on the right. The second larger white trailer is also used by the band, but they still own it.

“All parents are running around looking for backstreets, and nothing is known. At this point, I just thought it was gone,” Scholl said.

He has a lot of community support so far and the first post on Facebook St Helens Band Program Page With regard to theft, we acquired 197 shares and reached more than 17,000 people.

“It was great, and we thank them.”

Supporters are currently trying to raise $ 10,000 GoFundMe page To recover equipment and trailer losses before resumption of activity in October. So far, they have raised $ 1,600.

The band program will host bottles and drive-through and donation drive-throughs from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Helens High School in the parking lot on August 7.

His message to those who stole the trailer and equipment is to bring it back to school.

“Band program, as you can say, it makes a lot of sense to me. And who does it? I’m suffering these kids now because of what these people did That means. We need to get it right for these kids. “

‘Heartbreaking’: High school band’s trailer and equipment stolen Source link ‘Heartbreaking’: High school band’s trailer and equipment stolen

Back to top button