C O L L E G E
conceived of in 2000 - the TBE [aka Tiger Band Endowment] shall continue
to take shape this year. I am convinced that perhaps that greatest
"gift" with which we can bequeath the Band Scholars and our
Tiger Bands - in perpetua - is the TBE. We plan, over the next ten years
to raise in excess of 2.5 million dollars - and the interest from the TBE
would subsequently fund absolutely all facets of our Tiger Bands [Band
Scholarships, Grrr...Excursions, Equipment./Instrument needs, Tiger Togs,
Special Programs such as the GCMS, et al] for all times. The success of
the TBE project will require all Band Scholars, Alumni Band Scholars, OC
[On-Campus] and GC [Geographically-Challenged] "Friends" of our
Tiger Bands to "pull in tandem" as we see this all-important
project to completion.
Mr. Tom Hales, Chair [Paducah, KY]
Additionally, Dr. Crouch, during the 2004-2005 academic year, selected three Band Scholars to be a part of the PMT [aka Project Management Team] which helped us facilitate our first "Supper with the Band" event held in November of 2004. We shall long-remember this very special evening. The Grrr... PMT members that year were ...
I continue to be very excited about the TBE and we shall again have several "events" for and towards the success of the TBE. This is a very, very, very long-term project [decades] - yet has enormous, positive implications for us. I thank everyone in advance for your support and participation in the TBE project.