WESTLAKE, Ohio-- It was a day of fun for Shaw High School’s marching band. They spent the afternoon at Dave and Busters.
"When they go out of their way to do something like this, that means they actually have faith in us and believe that we are doing something pretty positive. So I really appreciate it,” said band member, Marlon Graves.
The trip was actually a surprise for the kids. The Aids Healthcare Foundation planned the whole thing.
"We’re delighted to have this opportunity to congratulate them and continue to promote them in their good work,” said Tracy Jones with the foundation.
The group wanted to thank them for a job well done at a recent march.
"They just rocked the performance that day. They were so great, so good,” said Joey Terrill, who is also with the foundation.
And if a day of fun wasn’t enough for these guys, the band was also presented with a check for $2,500.
"We’ll buy some new uniforms and tighten up our equipment and things like that. So, the money will definitely be well spent,” said band director, Donshon Wilson.
The surprise meant a lot to the kids too. They said it’s nice to be thanked.
"Just helping the community is enough for me and I’m pretty sure it’s enough for the rest of the kids, but we just try to make sure we try to reach each individual, because you never know what they’re going through,” said Graves.