The band program has had a very exciting year adding and upgrading new instruments to their inventory. The first new purchase was a set of four copper bottom timpani that replaced a very aged set of three that dates back from the 1960’s. This was purchased with the help of the banner program, the Lester Prairie Booster Club and the Lester Prairie Parent Teacher Organization. The most recent instruments were made possible through the Foundation for Education’s Bulldog Bash on April 8th. They were able to raise over $6,000 for the band program alone to purchase a brand new tenor saxophone, a set of quad toms and a marimba. All of the new instruments can be seen in action at their next concert on May 18th at 7:30pm.