weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Pahrump Valley marching band heading to Hawaii, thanks community

The Pahrump Valley High School Golden Legion Marching Band are preparing for its journey to Hawaii later this year as the group has reached its funding goal with the help of local businesses, individuals and others. The band is still seeking funds for incidental expenses that may arise during the trip.

In a letter addressed to the Pahrump community, the Pahrump Valley High School principal, and high school music teacher, Michael Wineski, thanked all of those who have supported the effort over the past several months.

The band will travel to Hawaii for a special performance to remember the Pearl Harbor attack. The assemblage was invited to perform for the 77th anniversary of the event to perform at the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.

Because of the donations, students will now have “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform” at the event, the letter stated.

“The students and I are overjoyed with the support of the high school administration, teachers, community, clubs, lodges, businesses, and Board of County Commissioners that have made generous donations,” the letter stated. “We couldn’t have done this without all of you! Thank you! The money raised helped to pay for airfare, hotel, bus, tour guide, museums, attractions and some meals.”

The letter added that the band is still trying to raise funds for “meals, other incidentals and any unexpected fees and/or expenses that arise while on the trip that aren’t covered in the initial tour package. So please, we still need your ongoing support, and every little bit does help the students who are less fortunate whose parents may not be able to afford to pay for their meals.”

Donations can be sent to Pahrump Valley High School at 501 E. Calvada Blvd., Pahrump, NV 89048. Address the letter to the music department.

Hand-delivered donations can also be brought to the high school’s office as well.

“The trip will be from December 5th through December 9th,” Wineski stated in an Aug. 29, 2018 report in the Pahrump Valley Times. “It was a great honor just to be nominated for this event. The principal here and veterans within our community nominated us to the program. They go through a committee and the committee then notified me.”

Nye County commissioners, sitting as the governing board of the town of Pahrump, voted to give $30,000 for the effort earlier this year.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Valley aquifer could reach “critical management” levels by 2055

After many months of painstaking research and calculations, a date has been placed on when the Pahrump Valley’s sole-source aquifer could reach critical management, with officials pegging the timeline at somewhere between the year 2055 and 2060. However, it was emphasized that this is an estimation and with so many variables at play, there is a possibility it could change.

How an injured and abandoned dog in Pahrump overcame the odds

A stray dog that was homeless, hospitalized and facing euthanasia earlier this month is now on the mend thanks to several in the community who helped raise thousands for its life-saving care.

Kellogg Park set for $70k expansion — here are the plans

The town of Pahrump is poised to purchase a parcel adjoining the lands dedicated to Kellogg Park, with a $70,000 offer for the 4.39 acre lot at 3781 E. Santovito St.

Guns, drugs, cash recovered in search could be part of crime ring, sheriff says

Officials from the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Unit are assisting the Nye County Sheriff’s Office in the arrest and investigation of a man allegedly found possessing a hoard of guns, drugs and cash, according to Sheriff Joe McGill.

No same-day registration for Nye’s next live tax sale

Nye County is coming up on its next delinquent property tax sale and there is going to be a big change to the process — for the first time, there will be no same-day registration available.

Rare opportunity to kayak in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – A temporary lake provides a rare opportunity to kayak in the driest place in the United States: Death Valley National Park.

2024 Dark Sky Festival could lure thousands to Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Explore the wonders of space from one of the darkest locations in the United States. The Death Valley Dark Sky Festival will take place Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. This popular event was attended by over 3,500 people last year.