For the last few years Kettering resident Bryan Suddith has enjoyed watching Dakota Center’s Drill, Drum and Dance Innovators (3DI) Drill Team march in the Holiday At Home Parade. The parade is an annual Labor Day weekend event in Kettering and features the award winning Fairmont Marching Band as well as Alter and Centerville High School Marching Bands.
Bryan noticed that the equipment the boys and young men of the award winning 3DI didn’t match the quality of the drums carried by the high school bands. Each year Bryan and his wife Melissa brainstormed ways to help the tiny drum corp from Dayton’s West side.
The Suddith’s son, Caleb, marches with the Fairmont band and that is where this fundraiser was born. Fairmont High Schools theme this is “Birds of a Feather” and the pink flamingo began appearing around Fairmont shortly before band camp this summer. The concept of this fundraiser is that bands help bands. Birds of a feather flock together. Bryan worked with Brian Petro to create a mashup design which converted the Firebird logo with a pink flamingo. Bryan Suddith calls it the Fire-Amingo on the Teespring website where the shirts are for sale.
The goal is modest, 88 shirts sold in 8 days, to raise $1000.00 for the Dakota Center 3DI, Drum, Drill and Dance, Corp.
Buy your limited edition shirt to support the 3DI Corp at teespring.com/birdsfor3di.