MHS Band Wins Grammy Foundation Grant

The Marion High School Band may never win a GRAMMY, but they have won a monetary grant from the GRAMMY Foundation.

The GRAMMY Foundation provides bands with grants of varying amounts for various needs and the Marion High School Band was one of those chosen this week for the two-thousand dollar award.

Marion Community Schools spokesperson Patricia Gibson says local officials were surprised to receive word about the grant.

Gibson says the Marion band will use the money to help repair many of their instruments used by students.

Even in a time of reduced spending, Marion Community Schools has increased its commitment to fine arts, including the band program.