The McKinney Boyd High School Bronco Band invites you to the 2013 Drum-A-Thon. This year’s event includes a spirited performance by a spectacular group of percussion students who are well into preparations for what plans to be another winning marching season.

“We have 33 percussion students, out of our full band of 270 students, involved in this year’s McKinney Boyd Drum-a-Thon,” said Christy Oakes, McKinney Boyd Band Booster. “Our goal is not only to continue preparation of music for our coming marching performance season, but to raise funds to offset the high cost of maintaining the numerous percussion instruments.”

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Photo by Christy Oakes

Two exciting events are planned:

Friday, Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the steps of the McKinney Performing Arts Center in Historic Downtown McKinney.

Saturday, Aug, 10 from 6 a.m. to midnight at McKinney Boyd High School (18 hours of continuous drumming) with set performance times of 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Performances will be held in the school’s cafeteria. Boyd High School is located at 600 N. Lake Forest Drive in McKinney.

“It is a wonderful day of fun as we perform for family, friends and McKinney residents ... for 18 hours straight,” Oakes added. “We invite you to stop by with the whole family and enjoy this talented group of McKinney Boyd students.”

Admission is free, but donations are welcome and appreciated.  Proceeds benefit the McKinney Boyd Band Program. 

For more information about the Drum-a-Thon, please contact Christy Oakes at or Derek Stoughton, Boyd’s Percussion Director, at