Spearfish City Park Band Shell Project
Spread the Tunes is a Spearfish based 501c3 non-profit established in 2015. We have held numerous events to raise funds and awareness for local charities and other groups in the Northern Hills. We continue to bring in national touring acts from all over the country as well as showcase our amazing local talent. We established a music scholarship for a Spearfish High School Senior which was awarded to Anne-Marie Rolando in 2018 and Faith Burnett in 2019. We are strong believers of music education and following our motto of "Spreading the Tunes"! We've have had tremendous support over the years and would like to keep the momentum going!
We set our biggest goal to date to begin raising funds to replace the band shell in the Spearfish City Park. The current structure is deteriorating and has a variety of issues as well as not up to current building codes. The band shell was built in the 1960s and dedicated to local band director Charles McClung. We have reached out to the McClung family and have their blessing to move forward with the project and would also like to rededicate the bandshell to the McClung Family.
We have been in discussions with the city and have taken the lead to start fundraising in the community to get this idea moving. This project is not in the current city budget and we'd like to raise as much as we can privately. We've discussed project costs and are looking at raising between $350,000-400,000. Spread the Tunes will raise funds by hosting events throughout the year and also be visiting community members and businesses for their support. We will also be applying for qualifying grant opportunities. We were lucky enough to have Interstate Engineering and Williams & Associates donate their time and efforts in creating a wonderful artist rendition of our vision. We discussed multiple options and designs to come up with a simple yet modern design that blends in with the current landscape. This design and location will open up park space and create better accessibility to the stage.
We've set up a checking account at Wells Fargo in Spearfish and also have a GoFundMe Campaign to make it easy to make your donation today!
You can also mail donations to PO Box 812, Spearfish, SD 57783 or by contacting one of our members. To learn more about Spread the Tunes, please visit our Facebook page or www.spreadthetunes.com. If you have any questions or can think of any other way you can help, don’t hesitate to call one of us.
Thank you for your time,
Spread the Tunes Members
Zac Eixenberger ph: 605-645-1222 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Kliewer ph: 605-209-7819 email: email@example.com
Ben Schnaible ph: 605-641-9900 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake Jackson ph: 605-641-4989 email: email@example.com
Joni Brenner ph: 605-639-1894 email: firstname.lastname@example.org