“BANDing” Together in Support of High School Music

On Saturday November 2nd, the collective efforts of parents, students, teachers, and community members will culminate in the 36th Annual Grape Bowl Classic.  The Grape Bowl Classic is a Middle and High School band competition featuring categories in Jazz, Parade Band, and Field Show performances.  Planning for the event is 10 months in the making, and the funds raised at the event help to offset the lack of funding for High School Instrumental Music at Lodi and Tokay High Schools. Currently, the school district supplies no funding whatsoever for its high school music programs.

Too many of our instruments are held together with duct tape and super glue for any supporter of education to find acceptable, and we would love the opportunity to shed some light on the situation our students face and help promote our community spirit in “BANDing together” to improve opportunity for our young people.  Please check out the Grape Bowl Classic website: and feel free to email me at if you are able and willing to help us out!

Many Thanks,

Rob Barnes
Band Director
Tokay High School, Grape Bowl Classic Co-Chair

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