Knights Music Boosters -

Booster Meeting - October 12, 2010

Knights Music Boosters will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room at CHS. Please attend if you can.

Booster Meeting - September 14, 2010

Please attend the Knights Music Boosters Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room. This is the ONLY time to sign up for fundraisers, so parents/students involved in Choir, Orchestra, or Band should plan to attend!

Thank you ITS Alaska for sponsoring our webpage for 2010!

Excitement Grows for the 2009/2010 School Year

Welcome new Music Booster students and parents to the CHS Music Boosters web page! And welcome back to returning students and parents. We look forward to another successful year for the music program at Colony High School. Check back for updates. As soon as schedules are finalized, we will post them here. Your best bet is to go to the source, the Colony web page at

Update - January 23, 2009

The Colony High School Marching Band has returned from their historic performance in the Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Thank you everyone for helping us get to Washington DC to represent the great State of Alaska!

For pictures and blogs from students and chaperones, go to

So Many To Thank!

Kristen Cole for the van to transport instruments
Brian Stanfill at ITS Alaska Computer Services
Todd Walker at Channel 11 News
Karina Petersen at Channel 11 News
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Aerie 4207 
B Original Signs
BP Alaska
Change Point Dome
Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Carl Gatto
Lynden Transport
Matanuska Music
Arrowhead Environmental Services
Carlile Transportation Systems
Childs Play Preschool
Cyd Duffin, Colony High School Principal
Pizza Hut of Alaska
Ronald and Mary Anne Cooper
Steve Orr Construction LLC
Wilson Development
The City of Palmer
Palmer Elk's Lodge
VFW Sustina Post No. 9365

Thank You Alaska!

Our new favorite quote, which we just witnessed come true during our efforts to get to the Inaugural Parade: "One thing about Alaska hasn't changed since statehood. If you've got a good idea and are willing to work hard to see it accomplished, your Alaskan friends and neighbors will jump in to help out." ~ Vic Fischer, Alaska Constitutional Convention Member.

Thank You Lower 48!

Many of our on-line donors were not Alaska residents. Thank you, fellow Americans, for your generosity! Throughout the journey, the Marching Band was graced with the kindness of many wonderful people who were instrumental in our trip's success:

Vivenli and front desk at Fairfield Marriot Hotel in Newark, NJ
Michael Crossley, Bus Driver Extraordinaire
Maria, Rick, and all at Best Western Hotel Potomac Mills, VA
Ladonna and the Old Dominion Yacht Club
Robinson Secondary School for sousaphones, quad drums
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Alaska Airlines

Update - January 6, 2009

Q99.7 interviews Alaska Governor Sarah Palin about Colony High School's marching band representing all of Alaska at President Elect Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration parade.

Interview courtesy Q99.7.

Featured on KTVA Channel 11 News

Select Play above, or view the video on KTVA's website.

Inauguration Parade 2009

Date: January 20, 2009
Location: Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC

Fundraising for the Colony High School music department is on! We're working to raise enough funds to send the Colony High School marching band to the Presidential Inauguration Parade on January 20, 2009.

Colony High School Marching Band is a true example of Alaskan spirit. These high school students and their band director, Mr. Jamin Burton, formed a first-class marching band through many fundraisers, ingenuity (such as buying used uniforms on eBay), and sheer persistence. The band members take pride in their school, their music, and their State.

The Marching Band has been invited to march in the 2009 Inaugural Day Parade, a great honor to represent all of Alaska during the 50th anniversary of statehood.

We’ve missed our first deadline and the cost of airline tickets has since gone up, so we have still not reached our goal.

Premium Sponsor Benefits

An added benefit to helping the marching band: For those making tax-deductible donations of $500 or more, Valley Radio, Q99.7, will use their company name in a “Thank You” commercial to be aired during the month of January 2009.

Q99.7 will include your company name in sixty 30-second commercials. A new commercial will be cut for every 3 sponsors.

Our entire community will know that your generous donation contributed toward getting the band to Washington DC to represent our great state of Alaska on its 50th anniversary of statehood!

Thank you for your support!

Please Donate

“We had a record number of applicants, so your selection is a testament to your organization’s talent and enthusiasm. Your participation will help make this Inauguration truly historic." - Presidential Inaugural Committee

Knights Music Boosters, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization.

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