Living Out School Pride

“The band program shaped who I am...”

“The band program shaped who I am...”

“Being a Tar Heel was always in my blood! Growing up 30 minutes from Tobacco Road, there was always pressure to pick a ‘side’ and somehow, I picked the best shade of blue. I grew up dreaming of becoming a Tar Heel, and lived out my dream in 2011 when I moved into Craige dorm.”

“I give to the UNC Band Gift Fund because of what the Marching Tar Heels did for me.I was able to travel to eleven states, spending the highs and lows of Carolina Athletics in a role built to support the team no matter what. I want future Marching Tar Heels to experience the joy of truly living out school pride.Theband program gave me leadership opportunities and confidence in myself, shaping who I am today.”

“The Band Gift Fund allows the marching band and other ensembles to provide music and support for athletics and beyond. Donations make it possible to take a small band across the country during the NCAA basketball tournament, a large band to a regional football game, provide halftime shows at Kenan Stadium and cultivate school spirit at special events.”

“I give because generations of alumni before me made this program possible, and I want future students to have the same opportunity.”

“My four years at Carolina were nothing short of amazing,and I couldn’t imagine any other place to experience college. I wouldn’t trade a single moment in this journey.

-Laura Painter ’15

Laura Painter ’15 was a Marching Tar Heel during her time at Carolina and made a $50 gift to the Band Gift Fund in August 2018.

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