Greater Nevada Credit Union presents annual donation to the Pride of the Sierra Marching Band

The band accepts a gift of $30,000 to help support and expand the program; a total of nearly $300,000 raised since beginning of partnership

Greater Nevada Credit Union presented the University's pep bad, the Howlers, with a $30,000 check at the Feb. 21 men's Wolf Pack basketball game. Photo by Theresa Danna-Douglas.


2/26/2018 | By: Natalie Fry |

Marking 190 members this last fall, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the "Pride of the Sierra," grow in numbers, support and pride.

Greater Nevada Credit Union presented the University's pep bad, the Howlers, with a $30,000 check at the Feb. 21 men's Wolf Pack basketball game against San Jose State University. 

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Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, John Carothers, and Director of Bands, Reed Chamberlin, accepted the check on behalf of the University and the band from Greater Nevada Credit Union's executive management team.  

This $30,000 check combines an initial $20,000 sponsorship and less than a year's worth of matched donations of $10,000. An additional $15,000 from GNCU is still available to match the equivalent amount of funds raised by June 30, 2018.  

Since 2012, nearly $300,000 has been raised to provide uniforms, instruments, travel and scholarships from the "It's Time to Support the Band" dollar-for-dollar partnership between Greater Nevada Credit Union and the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full service financial institution headquartered in Carson City that has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949. Greater Nevada serves more than 65,000 consumers and small businesses, has $867 million in assets and has been consistently recognized as both Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a top employer by the Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards. Greater Nevada is open to everyone living or working in Nevada.

To learn more about supporting the Pride of the Sierra Marching Band, a major ensemble of the Department of Music in the University's College of Liberal Arts, contact Greater Nevada Credit Union, 775-882-2060.

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