In March of 2007 MarchFourth Marching Band bought a 1984 MC9 coach, with at least a million miles, for $10,000 on eBay. Since then the band has logged over 134,000 miles (54,000 miles were clocked in 2011 alone) and that’s taken a toll on our bus. About a year and a half ago, our bus mechanic said the engine had 1-2 years left, so good ol’ Razzle Dazzle is on her last legs. We’d like to retire her in style (as opposed to abandoning her on the side of the road after a breakdown).
We need your help to buy a reliable bus that can go the distance bringing all of us to YOU! We’ve shopped around and the bus of our dreams is a MCI DL3, which goes for a cool $42,000. Check it out. After the Kickstarter processing fees, we should end up with just enough to buy that bus. Then the fun starts.
Retired stilter, carpenter and bus manager Nathan has a plan for the remodel (step one: remove all seats). Welder, drummer and drum-harness designer Richard will weld custom “transformer” furniture that converts from booths into bunk beds. The new bus will be outfitted to comfortably hold/sleep/feed 23 people (in 45 feet or less!).
All of this so we can continue to bring to you our brand of foot-stomping, joy-making fun. We can’t do it without you, so let’s do it TOGETHER. Pledge your support today!