Marc Sistrunk, a member of our percussion section in the early 2000's, was in a terrible car accident that has left him hospitalized with numerous surgeries and in a coma for an extended period of time. He will be facing incredible medical bills due to a lack of insurance, so several of the alumni who were in band with him have created a GoFundMe page to assist. You can access it here:
In addition, Ben Tamayo, a mid-2000's graduate, went missing for several days. Sadly, they discovered his body on Kennesaw Mountain. Apparently, he had taken his own life. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.
The alumni from the percussion had remained close, and these events have hit them hard. As we have spoken with them, they have all expressed the strength of the bonds developed in band and how much their experiences have stayed with them over the years. It is a tribute to the organization that the friendships made while here last throughout life.