J.C. Chang has already created a video tribute to retiring band director Tom Landes.
Now, he needs to raise about $4,000 dollars in less than a month to finish a feature-length documentary chronicling the AHS Band and Color Guard's 60-year history and lasting impact on students. A recent AHS alum, Chang has already filmed more than 1,000 hours of footage and logged more than 30 interviews for "Tradition of Excellence."
The 3 1/2-minute teaser video above gives a taste of how entertaining and powerful this film will be. The clip boasts an introduction by Chang and terrific shots of the band's performances during the 2011-12 season, along with powerful interviews of current and former band members.
You can make a contribution through the Kickstarter fundraising site, where Chang has raised more than $1,400 towards an all-or-nothing goal of $5,555.
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