The Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association (TBSAA) sponsors a Virtual 5K Fun Run program to raise money and support our K-12 public school instrumental music programs.
The first race took place on May 3, 2015 at Symphony Woods/Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Over the next several years, local affiliate groups of the TBSAA planned and executed more For Greater Bands 5K virtual events across the country!
The second race (and first virtual race) was held on October 15, 2016. Runners & walkers from across the country all participated to help raise $3,000 for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation that day and shared their success via social media.
The next events were held on November 4, 2017 and November 18, 2018 before being moved to the spring in 2020. These events were also virtual and the proceeds were donated to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The April 25, 2020 race was our largest to date in both participation and TBSAA was able to donate another $2,500 to the MHOF.
If you’re interested in assisting with the For Greater Bands 5K program, or interested in hosting a virtual run, contact [email protected] for more information.