With the help of volunteers, 11th grade tuba player Cameron McEntire renovated McDowell High’s marching band logistics trailer for his Eagle Scout Service Project.
“We raised over $800 in funds utilizing car washes thanks to AutoZone,” McEntire said by email to The McDowell News. “All funds were put back into painting the trailer’s interior, outfitting it with a grill, three new coolers, 20 cases of water and a shelf to hold totes of snack food.”
Band Director Jenny Lanier said McEntire’s project will be useful to the organization for years to come.
“Cameron's renovation of the band trailer was such a thoughtful endeavor for him to take on for his Eagle Scout Project,” she said. “It was so impressive to see him put so much time and effort into giving back to the band. We are truly grateful for all of his hard work.”
In total, McEntire and volunteers spent over 110 hours preparing the trailer.
“The marching band has been like a family to me, and I haven’t come across a single member that I could not get along with,” said McEntire. “Mrs. Lanier has been a large influence on me; inspiring me to grow as a musician and push myself to work harder in all aspects of my life. The significance of marching band’s influence on my life made choosing my project simple. I had no doubts that doing good for the band would leave a lasting impression on a wonderful program that would make a difference in the lives of band members as well as their parents and directors.”
McEntire is part of Boy Scout Troop 812.