After a week of crazy, celebration-induced holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes a day to look inward and give to organizations in the marching arts—Giving Tuesday.
#GivingTuesday is phenomenon that began in 2012 with the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a way to pull away from the commercialism associated with Black Friday. Since 2012, the day has gained traction across news publications and media outlets driving into a huge opportunity for non-profit organizations to take in charitable donations.
This includes your favorite drum and bugle corps across the country, who rely heavily on donations to operate and have the incredible impact that they do upon students in the music and marching world. The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps are using this as an opportunity to raise money to build out the inside of their brand new equipment trailers.
Mandarins are making a big move this offseason as they start raising funds to build a new home for the Sacramento-based corps. "The Mandarins are about to make the most strategic investment in our 55+ year history. We are looking to purchase a building that will be called the 'Mandarins Music Center,'" the announcement reads.