The Altum Group has embarked on a new community service activity in partnership with the Find Food Bank of the Coachella Valley. The Find Food Bank provides food to persons who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. They provide this service directly through their organization as well as their partner agencies who provide food to over 80,000 people in the Coachella Valley.
Hunger is not something that exists in some far off place, it happens right here in our community. In California, 1 of 6 children go to bed hungry every night and often go to school hungry which prevents them from learning and achieving their full potential. Many Senior Citizens face hunger and they often need to make hard choices such as paying rent or medical costs instead of food. In the Coachella Valley we are so blessed to have so much and it is heartbreaking that we have such a high degree of hunger in our community. In response, Altum Group employees have started a regular collection of non-perishables for the Find Food Bank. Non-Perishables include canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, breakfast bars, rice, beans, lentils, and baby food. Employees have set a goal to donate items each week for delivery to the Find Food Bank.
You can learn more about the FIND Food Bank, by visiting: http://www.findfoodbank.org/
The Altum Group is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) World Championship. This year’s event is the first to be held in the United States and is hosted by the Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Band. The event runs from Nov 28 – Dec 2.
The event offers our communities an invitation to appreciate and respect the diversity and uniqueness of each performing ensemble, the regions from which they come from, and the countries that each represent. This year’s competition includes bands from the Czech Republic, Germany, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, USA, and more!
This year’s WAMSB Palm Springs World Championship event is coordinated by Altum Group president, Michael Peroni and his wife Cecilia, who, for three decades, have contributed to the lives of the students and the community of Palm Springs by sharing their lives and talents during the Palm Springs Invitational Tournaments. This year Mike and Cecila provided countless hours in hosting the wonderful bands who have come to participate in the first World Association of Marching Show Bands World Championship to be held in the United States.
Founded in 1991, the WAMSB and its volunteers have strived to connect marching show bands from around the world to facilitate communication and deliver the beauty of music. 26 years later the WAMSB is a worldwide network of marching show bands, hosting international competitions and sharing their charitable and educational interests.
For more information on the event visit: http://www.psworldmusic.com/Palm_Springs_World_Music/WAMSB_HOME.html
For more information about the World Association of Marching Show Bands, visit https://wamsb.org/