The Burrell’s Marching Band is hosting their first Auto and Motorcycle Show on October 2 to raise funds and provide a community event with live student music.
About 100 cars and motorcycles will be on display, said Michael Pagnotta, music teacher and group manager at Burrell.
“It will be quite a spectacle with some great cars and motorcycles to see,” he said.
“There are more than a few awesome bikes with a very passionate community behind them, and I can’t wait to see what happens to our show,” said Pagnotta.
The judges will award prizes for the best of the show.
Customers can compete for raffle baskets filled with items and donations from local businesses.
The marching band decided to hold a car and motorcycle show as a way to resume fundraising after the pandemic canceled some fundraising events and hampered others.
Several parent members of the group are car enthusiasts and auto show organizers, Pagnotta said.
There are also students who are passionate about cars.
“Some are studying at the great automotive program at the Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center and are very excited to ‘geek’ on cars for a day,” he said.
Money raised during the show will allow the group to participate in group competitions through the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association and a group trip in the spring.
“The students are very passionate about competing and getting better every year,” Pagnotta said. “It’s a wonderful thing that we can offset this cost to students through fundraising as an organization. “
The group will also use the recipes to replace and upgrade their equipment, he added.