Local High School Drumline Announces Endorsement Deal


UPDATED: Wednesday January 9, 2013 5:01 PM

The Watkins Memorial High School marching band is starting a new partnership with a global percussion company.

The drumline has earned an endorsement opportunity from Premier Percussion from Leicester, England and Marching USA of Prosper, Texas.

The deal means the high school program will be used in marketing for the company, and drumline will receive equipment at the manufacturer’s cost.

The percussion instructor says Watkins Memorial is the first school in the Midwest to get this opportunity and one of just a handful nationwide.

"Marching USA is very pleased to work with a group like Watkins Memorial. The students show a great deal of ability and we wish to aid them in their proven success,” said Mathew Lunsford, Dealer Relations Manager with Marching USA.

Students were working to raise money necessary to make the endorsement happen.

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