Greetings, we are writing to request your personal or business support of our band program.

The EMS Mustang Band, under the direction of Mr. Gerald Ricke, wins numerous awards each year.

Out of the $20,000+ annual operating expenses 94% must be generated by our student body

through fundraising and the generous community support of people like you.

Currently, in order to participate in the band program, students are required to purchase

or rent an instrument, buy a uniform, provide entry fees for competitions and absorb the transportation cost for these trips. Most of the funds are provided by The Eustsis Mustang Music Association, in order to help the students and their parents. This burden removed helps young youth in our community join band and all they a have to do is worry about making great music!


Our goal through community support is to help provide those students with the greatest financial needs the opportunity to be able to participate in our school’s music program through scholarships, paying for uniforms and the few things that parents are responsible to pay for. It is proven that boys and girls who are active in the arts, especially in a music program, are shown to maintain higher GPA’s, are more likely to complete a higher level of education and in turn give back to their community. That is our goal with our Mustang Caring For School And Community Program. Click here to view The Mustang Caring For School And Community Program (MCSC).

Donating to the Eustis Mustang Band Program is an investment in our future!

Please become an EMS Music Education Partner today.

Blue level and above donations will be recognized in BOTH the Eustis Middle School and

Eustis High School Band literature throughout the coming school year.

This equals twice the exposure for your business!

Thank you, we appreciate your consideration and support.

Cherrice Purvee, EMMA President,

Under the direction of Mr. Gerald Ricke, EMS Band Instructor,         

Please detach this portion and return.

Make checks payable to Educational Foundation Of Lake County

Non-profit Number 59-2764174

Adding Eustis Mustang Band in the Memo Section.

And include your business card or a note of how the donation name to be recognized..

Mail to: Eustis Middle School Band

Att: Mr. Ricke 18725 Bates Ave. Eustis, FL. 32736 Phone 352-357-6220

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All donations will receive an honorable mention on our band blog

Partnership will be recognized in the following way:

Level                 Amount                                                        Recognition

Blue                 $100.00               Name recognition in all High School and Middle School Programs

Gold                 $250.00               Business card ad in all High School and Middle School Programs

Mustang         $500.00             Gold level plus a link to website on EMS Mustang Band Webpage

Director         $1000.00        Mustang level plus your business/name on the EMS Mustang Band Trailer