Each year TEMPO raises funds to support the performing arts students within McHenry High School District 156. Below is a sampling of the ways in which TEMPO contributes and impacts the lives of those students.
TEMPO awards (6) six $500.00 scholarships annually. Two scholarships to graduating students from each band, choir, and drama.
TEMPO also addresses the requests of directors to offset the costs of new equipment and supplemental instruction for students.
In addition, in the 2018/2019 school year, TEMPO helped to provide funds for two students to attend the Bi-Annual choir trip.
This year (2019/2020) TEMPO is helping to raise funds for the Symphonic Band to attend the 2020 National Concert Band Festival.
TEMPO also provides funds at the end of each school year to pay the expenses of the end-of-the-year awards ceremonies for the band, choir, and drama.
In previous years TEMPO has also provided funding for specialized instructors to assist the members of the MCHS Marching Band.