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Arvest Foundation Donates to Mount Ida Band Boosters

A section of the trumpet performers in the Mount Ida Marching Band are using bell covers and face masks purchased with money received through the Arvest Foundation grant. – Photo by Dewayne Holloway

MOUNT IDA – Band students in the Mount Ida School District will receive more support and resources thanks to a recent donation from the Arvest Foundation of $5,000.

The Mount Ida Band Boosters is a non-profit whose mission is to support the needs of students who participate in band at Mount Ida High School and Mount Ida Junior High School.

This donation from the Arvest Foundation will be used to support the Band Boosters’ regular yearly activities, which include:

  • Organizing special events and projects for band members, particularly seniors
  • Overseeing the concession stand at Mount Ida High School football events, and
  • Providing supplies and snacks for band practices and meetings

“Thank you to the Arvest Foundation for this generous donation to the Band Boosters,” said Deana Cole, president of the Mount Ida Band Boosters. “Being in band and expressing themselves with music is a really transformative experience for a lot of these students. We are so grateful to have supportive community organizations like the Arvest Foundation who are equally as committed to seeing students thrive.”

“The Mount Ida High School band is top-notch – that goes without saying,” said Brett Ausley, senior vice president and commercial loan manager for Arvest Bank in Mount Ida. “The high school is something that every member of this community can get behind, and we are excited to present this donation to the Band Boosters.”

For more information about the Mount Ida Band Boosters, visit the group’s Facebook page, the Mount Ida Band Boosters and Booster Friends.

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. More information is available here.

 

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