NHS Band Director Bob Medworth told The Brazil Times the program currently ranks 21st in its grant category.
The program learned the Pepsi Corporation was handing out grants earlier this year.
"The Pepsi people in Terre Haute told us about it," Medworth said. "The manager of the Pepsi operation in Terre Haute (Bill Osborn) is a former band booster."
Applying for the grant, however, turned out to be somewhat difficult.
Medworth said associates within the program attempted to apply a few months ago, but were unable to do so.
"There's so many people (applying)," he said. "But this is the first year it's been available."
But on May 1, he said five people within the program sat down at five separate computers and managed to get the program applied.
According to the Northview grant page, titled www.refresheverything.com/keepthekidsons..., the band hopes to receive the money to help fund 50 performances for the 200 students in the program.
The site states the band intends to use the money for the following:
* Purchase new music for all performances and commission original compositions for concerts,
* Fund a guest artist/clinician for the Rotary performances, the three-night Christmas Spectacular, the Pops Concert and Jazz Café,
* Purchase special music arrangements for the 2010 Northview Marching Knights,
* Provide funding to bring local elementary students to a Christmas Spectacular performance,
* Fund a Breakfast with Santa concert for local under-privileged young people,
* Fund a "side by side" concert with Northview musicians and local professionals,
* Purchase special music arrangements for the 2011 Indoor Percussion ensemble,
* Provide funding for a professional soundtrack for the 2011 Winter Guard Show, and
* Purchase five computers for computer assisted music instruction.
Those interested in voting may do so one time per day.
"Anybody with an e-mail account can vote," Medworth said.
For those who use Facebook, Medworth said there was an application that may be accessed through the Pepsi Facebook page where people may also vote.
Voting for the grants is scheduled to conclude June 30 and the top 10 in each category will receive grant money.
The Northview program is in the running for the $25,000 grant.