Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ballou marching band gets a lot of love

Some good (ne, great) news concerning Ballou high school. The Ballou marching band and the film Michael Patrei directed about them (previously covered here) have been getting a lot of national attention as of late. First there was this report by ABC's Good Morning America.

Then, on today's Ellen DeGeneres Show band director Darrell Watson was the guest. I didn't get to see the show, but the rumors were that the Ballou students should be ready for a big surprise. If you did happen to watch the show please let us know what happened in the comments section.


Anonymous said...

Ellen made some calls to PayPal and they donated $25,000 to Ballou Marching Band and an additional $75,000 to the School, plus every kid gets a backpack loaded with School Supplies! I love it! IN addition, you can go to her website where they are featured and there is a link directed to the marching band website so visitors can donate money. I'm sure that should help a lot! Go Ballou Marching Band!

Anonymous said...

What a great story! This is the kind of generosity and appreciation America and the world need.

I just found this blog, but will definitely be visiting it more often. I will also be contacting a friend who runs elefoo and will be hosting an educational blog of his own there ( I'm sure he'll be very interested in frequenting the DC Education Blog.