Emerald Brigade holds fifth annual Crab Feed fundraiserBy: Anne Stokes / Press Tribune Correspondent
Granite Bay High School's Emerald Brigade hosted their fifth annual Crab Feed, silent auction, and raffle fundraiser at Faith Lutheran Church on Sunday, hoping to raise $25,000 to help off set the cost of operating, travel expenses, and competitions for the award-winning marching band, which placed third at the Western Band Association competition last year.
"For each student it costs a huge amount of money for the whole year," explained band director Lynn Kulikowski. "And the more we raise, the less we have to ask from each family to donate, and this is a great way to do it because it's really, really fun to."
"The kids learn so much in music that has nothing to do with music," added Kulikowski. "Especially in our program, they learn responsibility, they learn how to show up to things on time, they learn how to work hard towards a common goal. And they learn how to work together, teamwork, we do a lot of leadership stuff. So there's just so much the kids learn in music."
"Our other goal is to raise awareness for music programs at the Eureka School District," said Emerald Brigade parent and president Brent Van Hoozen. "The middle school program was under fire last year and we'd hate to see that disappear, it means a lot to these kids. I believe it broadens the horizon for students."