Grant from foundation helps fund school trip

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau High School Band recently received $2,250 from the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fund. The Philanthropy Fund was created specifically to support projects throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties that advance community well-being and stability including a “Pay It Forward” component to inspire charitable leadership.

CNPS will use this grant to help defray the expenses of a five-day trip that 35 band students will be taking to Washington D.C. at the end of March. During this time, the students, along with their instructor, Pat Mallory, will tour the Smithsonian, visit Arlington National Cemetery, attend a music clinic at George Mason University, and perform as a full band at several different venues.

Students depart for their trip on March 27 and return early in the morning on March 31. “What an amazing opportunity this is for our kids. Mr. Mallory and his band have worked extremely hard to make this trip possible, and this donation from the M&M Community Foundation is very much appreciated.” said Carney Superintendent Adam Cocco, who authored the grant request back in late January. “I looked at their travel itinerary and they have so many amazing things planned for these five days. This experience will definitely be something that our kids won’t soon forget.”

The M&M Area Community Foundation awards grants three times a year to local nonprofits, schools, churches and government entities throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to provide lasting legacies which enrich our communities.

Mallory will be posting pictures of the trip on the Carney-Nadeau Bands and Choir Facebook page. The band will continue to fundraise and will also accept donations right up until the date of its departure.