The Nease High School Panther Pride Band is one of the largest, most active and highly recognized high school music programs in St. John’s County, as well as throughout Central and Northeast Florida. We have over 120 students in our music programs which include marching band, concert band, indoor percussion, color guard and winter guard, all under the direction of Anthony Cananzi, music educator at Nease High School. The hard work and dedication of these students and staff is what makes this band so successful.
The band is a source of great pride for students, parents, teachers and employees of the St. Johns School District. The band program instills discipline, work ethic, music appreciation, fitness, camaraderie, and respect to all students that are involved. The Pride of St. Johns is highly respected and is building tomorrow’s leaders.
Every year the band attends approximately 10 events around the state. Each of these events attracts thousands of spectators, who see our band perform.
But maintaining a superior high school band program like the one the community has at Nease High School is not an easy task. Our annual expenses for running this top-notch music program are over $200,000, with less than 3% of this amount available from school funding.
Corporate sponsorship of the Nease High School Band Program is integral to the financial well-being of the budget supporting the opportunities that can be afforded participating students in any given year. Corporate sponsorship contributions go directly into the Band Booster’s general fund. This fund either supplements or pays entirely for items including instrument repairs and purchases,equipment purchases, truck/trailer mainenance and reparis, trasportation expenses, insurance, competition/registration fees, additional uniforms as the band is growing, wonderful staff members, and scholarship funding to allow all members the ability to play an instrument.
Our Corporate Sponsorship program has five levels of participation, Green Level, Bronze Level, Silver Level, Gold Level and Diamond level. year). Your contribution will support the 120+ amazing band members and our dedicated teaching staff to ensure the Nease Panther Pride Band will continue to have a top-tier music program. Donations will also enable band families in need of financial support, the opportunity for their child to continue to learn, develop and grow into adults we can all be proud of. Help us “KEEP THE MUSIC GROWING” at Nease High School!
For details on our Corporate Sponsorship Program, Please contact Nease Booster Board Member Theresa Greco – VP Fundraising
If you are a parent looking for our Corporate Sponsorship letter and forms please click here!