100 Women Who Care group donates $14,100 toward new MHS marching band uniforms


Pictured at the check presentation and donation to the MHS marching band uniform fund are, from left, Carol Barlow of 100 Women Who Care, MHS marching band member David Hernandez, MHS Associate Band Director Nick Gardner and MHS Band Director Brett Umthun.

The fund to purchase new marching band uniforms for Marshalltown High School received a big boost thanks to the generosity of a local group. The group known as 100 Women Who Care donated $14,100 to go toward new uniforms.

“People are really excited about this for the community,” said Maureen Lyons of the 100 Women Who Care, which meets three times a year and votes on projects to help fund.

MHS Band Director Brett Umthun welcomed the donation during a check presentation on March 6.

“It’s an amazing contribution and support from community members,” Umthun said.

Fundraising continues for the new uniforms, which are expected to be delivered in February 2020, just in time for the marching band trip to Orlando, Florida in March 2020.