Council Member Chen raises money for Band Trip

The championship-caliber Stafford High Mighty Spartan Marching Band received an invitation to perform in the prestigious Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day 2020 in New Orleans.

Stafford High Band Director Rod Rodriguez knew it would take a large effort to raise money for the trip, which includes participation in the Sugar Bowl Parade as well.

Stafford City Council Member Alice Chen, who was elected in June, worked diligently to raise a total of $70,000 for the Band’s historic trip. The donors included Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land, Wal-Mart and more.

At Monday night’s Stafford MSD Board Meeting, Chen and Rodriguez accepted a $10,000 donation from the Aspiration Foundation.