Hello Saber Community! I am Apryl Onken and I am on the Central Dewitt Music Boosters board as a Financial Secretary. 

As many of you may know, this is usually the time when we send out letters asking for sponsorship for our many wonderful music programs across the Central Dewitt School District. We have always had great support from this community, and surrounding areas as well! The donations that this booster board has been given have provided so many opportunities for our great Saber students! As of late, The Marching Saber Pride has purchased new uniforms! They were able to showcase these beautiful uniforms in Florida at the Camping World Bowl game in December 2018 with about 10 other states marching bands at halftime, while the West Virginia and Syracuse marching bands were on the sidelines cheering them on! The choir was also able to purchase new robes as well and they looked smashing in all of their performances on stage at our wonderful CDPAC! In order for these groups to perform, there is music that is needed to be purchased as well. Also, in order to play this music, there needs to be instruments, repairs for instruments, and instruments for students to play if they are not able to purchase one on their own. All this is possible with your donations!

With that being said, we will not be sending out those letters this year. This has been a year of uncharted uncertainty. This community alone has gone above and beyond supporting the senior class, our After Prom committee and lunch sites for kids. It also helped by setting out books when the library has been closed, putting signs in the yard to boost morale of the essential workers, setting up delivery services to maintain social distancing, keeping small businesses open, and making sure our elderly was tended to and keeping everyone safe in the process. I am proud to be a part of such a great community! Your continued support for the arts is greatly appreciated! If you would like to still donate, you can make your donation to Central Dewitt Music Boosters and send it to PO Box 123 DeWitt, Iowa, 52742. We will still proudly display those supporters on our power point at the beginning of all concerts at the performing arts center.  

Again, thank you all for your continued support and for the support that you all have shown over the years! 

Apryl Onken