Hoover High School Tornadoes Band has a beautifully “wrapped” truck to transport instruments, thanks to the initiative of booster club leader Michael Risner and a significant contribution from Lexus of Glendale.
The Glendale News-Press feature on this subject Band gets set to go truckin’ aptly calls Lexus of Glendale’s Johnny Harrison “Glendale Unified benefactor” – the long list of significant donations and gifts he’s made to GUSD school programs includes band uniforms for the Tornadoes. Graduating seniors who spent four years in marching band remember receiving new uniforms courtesy of Lexus of Glendale when they were freshmen.
The $3,000 estimated cost for “wrapping” the truck, which Risner purchased for the band, was a daunting prospect as the small band was limited in its ability to raise funds. Lexus of Glendale stepped in to sponsor the wrap, which was designed by Hoover student Kathryn Paguio and formatted by Hoover art instructor Jason Pinsker. Lexus also offered to refurbish the truck ahead of its “wrap.”
Arts foundation Hoover Groove donated $1000 to the project, which will pay for interior build-out materials for storing instruments.
Congratulations to Hoover High School, its marching band, and band instructor Martin Rhees (who suggested acquiring a vehicle that would protect high-quality instruments during transport). Thanks to Michael Risner, Lexus of Glendale, Hoover Groove, and the many others that worked on this project for the benefit of the school’s music program.