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Mena Band Marches Forward with Matching Donations for a New Drumline

By Linda Lee Denton

The Mena Band directors proudly accepted a check from Union Bank for the purchase of a new drumline for the high school. With technology changing over the years, the drumline is constructed of lighter material and will be beneficial for drummers beginning the next marching season.

The high school band director, Mr. Charles Morgan, together with the middle school director, Mr. Josh Bradford, were approached by a anonymous donor who was willing to match the $5,000.00 donation for just this purchase. Coordinated efforts began between the Union Bank of Mena, band booster officers, and the directors culminated with the drumline purchase on Tuesday, February 19th.   The anonymous donor felt this would be a wonderful act in the name of Karen Larson, former middle school teacher and band mom.

Pictured above receiving the bank’s donation is Heather Grenier, VP of Loan Administration and Band Booster Treasurer, directors: Mr. Charles Morgan and Mr. Josh Bradford, drumline members: Taylor Thacker and Summer Loar, Union Bank President Mr. Philip Hensley, Loan Officer Tony Robbins, and Mena High School Principal Mr. Shane Torix.



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