“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)
The above quotation was evident recently when a number of Band Boosters, Friends of the Band, and Students gave their time, efforts, hard work and a commitment to safety to make some much-needed upgrades, which were long overdue, to the Warren Band equipment trailer.
Let’s all give a BIG HAND and an even larger THANK YOU to the following people who helped with the work.
Band Booster President, Rene DeLaCerda, led the efforts by gathering a number of people, especially his family, to begin the first of many improvements to the trailer. Rene’s family included Patricia, Carissa, Vicente and Ricky as well as some of his extended family, father-in-law, Eloy Diaz, and nephew, Leandro Diaz . Some of the initial work they did was painting and waxing the trailer’s interior. Secondly, Roger Perez drafted a floor plan to determine how everything would be placed in the trailer which then lead to Rene and his family, along with Tony Trotman, Head Roadie, constructing some second level compartments to have more room in the trailer for the equipment.
Next, Roger Perez, Tony Trotman, Anthony Deleon, and Steven Zachmeyer did some electrical work inside the trailer and installed new and improved LED lights.
After that, the old ramp into the trailer was discarded and replaced with a new electrical ramp with a winch. This new ramp will make it much quicker, easier, and safer to get the band equipment and instruments into the trailer. Thank you to Ray’s Welding Creations for building, completing and installing the ramp way before the deadline. The company’s owners, Ray Guerra and his Uncle Jesse, the Master Welder did an amazing job!
And let’s not forget Christie and her husband for helping out by going and getting many of the supplies needed for the work.
Rene DeLaCerda was very thankful to everyone who helped out and said that the trailer is now completed with the exception of a few minor items. After all was done, Rene stated, “let’s get the show on the road!”
We are all excited to see the new trailer in action!
(Here some photos of the work being done.)