Sunman, In. — The East Central High School Department of Bands is looking to leverage support from alumni, friends, fans and corporate sponsors to support a 2019 fundraising campaign to improve its transportation equipment.ECHS is an accomplished, respected, top-tier Department of Bands, with a robust heritage of excellence spanning generations. The EC Marching Trojans compete with the biggest and best marching arts ensembles in the world as a perennial Bands of America competitor but have exceeded their current transportation/logistical capabilities to get instruments, props, supplies and uniforms to and from competitions and appearances.The band department and band boosters have partnered to set a fundraising goal of $55,000 to purchase new modes of transportation. Alumni, friends and corporate sponsors can visit the 2019 campaign tab at ectrojanbands.com to begin the donation process. Donations start as low as $20 with corresponding gifts/recognition at every giving level. Questions can be sent to ECHSBandsCampaign@gmail.com
Photo: © pixabay.com Tipperary’s Rachael Blackmore has become the first female jockey to claim the conditional riders title in her first full season as a professional.The 26 year old is one of the outstanding talents in Irish racing at present with 32 victories so far this seasonThe Killenaule native says she has a lot of people to thank for her success. Meanwhile, the jump season finale gets underway today as the Punchestown Festival starts in County Kildare.The first is off at 3.40pm.