Clarinet Flamingoers 291 x 296What IS Flamingo-ing?

Flamingo-ing is the largest Fun(d)raiser for the Anderson Trojan Band. Each band section has 8 pink plastic birds called a flock. Each evening during Flamingo-ing, sections head out and go to people’s houses and place the flock, leaving a notice that for payment, the flock will be removed and released to fly on to another victim, pretty much immediately. Most flamingo-ing occurs in the Anderson area, but some ambitious groups have sought out friends, friends of parents, and local celebrities all over town.

How can you help support the band?

You may make a donation on our webpage to support the band! You may make a secure donation on the band website, or mail a personal check.  Also, if you would like to donate through your business, we have a business sponsor program available as well.


Virtual flamingoing?

If you have out of town friends or family that you would like to flamingo, simply send them this letter and consider them virtually flamingoed.

What is it like to be Flamingo-ed?  Keep Reading!

Your doorbell rings.  You pull yourself from the couch and look out the peephole.  No one there. That’s odd.  As you open the door a note flutters on the doorknob and a car slips around the corner.

As you reach down to remove the note, your eye catches a bit of shocking pink on the lawn.  Stepping forward to get a better look, it becomes apparent a flock of pink flamingos is roosting on your carefully manicured yard.  What is this?  Could it be your neighbor, insanely jealous of your meticulous landscaping, has put this tacky yard art in your yard as a joke?

Unconsciously, you’re unfolding the note you found on the door.  You cast your eyes downward and begin to read.  It is a note from an Anderson High School band student informing you that you’ve been “flamingoed.”  (Is school in session already?  They’re starting awfully early this year!)  If you would please make a donation to the band, the flamingos will be promptly removed and the band will guarantee your yard will stay free of flamingos – at least until next summer.

You walk back into the house, close the door, and wander back to the couch.  While pondering the meaning of pink flamingos, the phone rings.  On the other end of the line is the pleasant voice of one of the band students asking if you understood the note and when would it be convenient to come by and pick up your donation.  Yes, personal checks are accepted.  You reach for the checkbook with the relief of knowing the flamingos will soon be departing and the warm feeling of helping a good cause.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll go to a high school football game this fall and watch the band perform. ”