Through the Pepsi Refresh Everything promotion, the Northview Marching Knights, guard program and cheerleading program are going through the grant process again this month.
The groups attempted in November, but fell short, placing 18th overall. The top 10 in each offered category earn the chance to receive grant money.
"We're trying again," NMK band director Bob Medworth said.
The Northview programs have joined an alliance with other programs nationwide in an effort to boost their chances of winning.
Earlier this year, the band program earned a $25,000 grant from Pepsi and also took part in a commercial, which was filmed at the high school. The commercial officially aired on television Monday evening and can be viewed online through YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOh9A7Dpo....
According to officials, the grant money the programs are pursuing would be used for the following items:
* $37,500 -- marching band uniforms,
* $5,000 -- percussion equipment,
* $3,500 -- guard uniforms,
* $2,500 -- cheerleading uniforms,
* $1,000 -- sound equipment, and
* $500 -- a sewing machine for uniform upkeep.
During voting in November, Medworth said the band's percussion equipment needed upgrades as well as marching, guard and cheerleader uniforms and program sound equipment.
To vote for the program, log on to http://pep.si/my10votes, which will direct users to www.refresheverything.com/keepthekidsont.... In addition, voting may also take place daily via text message by sending a text to 73774 and placing 103899 in the subject header. Voting may also be conducted through Facebook accounts.
Voting for the current cycle of grants ends Friday, Dec. 31.