The program fell short of its goal of obtaining a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Corporation in June, ranking 17th when voting ended Wednesday.
However, Northview ranks first in Round 5 voting for a grant in the same amount for July. The top-10 organizations when this month's voting ends on July 31 will be finalists to receive grants.
According to the site, www.refresheverything.com, finalists are reviewed to make sure they qualify for the grant, with Official Grant Recipients being announced a few weeks later.
On the Northview grant page, titled www.refresheverything.com/keepthekidsons..., the band and guard would utilize the grant funds, if received, 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:
* $ 5,000 -- Purchase and perform new music and commission new works,
* $ 5,000 -- Purchase five computers and software for computer-assisted instruction,
* $ 4,500 -- Secure Guest Artists, clinicians and side-by-side professionals for the Rotary Performances, the three night Christmas Spectacular, the Pops Concert and Jazz Cafe,
* $ 4,000 -- Northview Marching Knights Music,
* $ 2,500 -- Purchase special music arrangements for the 2011 Indoor Percussion show,
* $ 2,500 -- Purchase and produce Winter Guard Show,
* $ 750 -- Implement Breakfast with Santa for Kids for local underprivileged young people, and
* $ 750 -- Arrange for elementary students to attend concerts.
While it is still very early in the voting period for July, the Northview High School Band and Guard ranked second, as of 9 p.m., Thursday.
Those interested in voting may do so daily. In addition, those who have Facebook accounts may access an application through the Pepsi Facebook page to vote more.