Eagle Scout candidate, Doug Adolphson, renovated and improved the Panther Pride band's semi trailer for his Eagle Scout project. Doug is a junior at Ray-Pec High School and plays trombone in the marching band. Doug is the son of Alec and Julie Adolphson.
A list of renovations is listed below. As you can see, the list is quite extensive. If you would like to help support the Adolphson family offset the cost of materials, you can make a contribution at www.gofundme.com/2j6npxtw.
The band would like to thank Doug and his family for all the support they show our program. The hard work they put in makes band a better experience for all of our families.
Description of eagle project.
Clean and Repair Ramps
We took the two back ramps to Contract Trailer Services in Kansas City for only the cost of labor They took the weak shorter ramp and replaced it with a good one that they had to trim to match our other back ramp. Now we have two safe strong ramps that are the exact same length for the back of the trailer. All the ramps were also looked over and any loose hardware was tightened and pressure washed.
Replace Mud Flaps
We had dry rotted and mismatched mudflaps on the trailer. The old hardware was removed and in some cases it had to be cut and drilled out. New mud flaps were trimmed to size and mounted with new hardware.
A second floor was added to the front of the trailer to give 2 storage levels. It can be folded up to give easier access to the ground floor when loading and unloading.
Two roiling racks were built out of steel. The two racks can hold up to 200 uniforms and hats as well as up to 40 color guard flag bags. The racks were designed, material was procured, then they were assembled, washed, primed, and painted. These racks will speed up loading and unloading the trailer so families will not have to sit and wait all night in the parking lot for the trailer to get back from competitions.
A winch was permanently mounted in the trailer to load and unload the uniform racks when they are heavy with uniforms. A high capacity, deep cell battery was also installed to run the winch and a good battery charger was purchased to maintain the battery.
Some shelves were removed to provide space for the rolling racks. Other shelves were adjusted and some were moved slightly to allow for addition of shelves.
Patch Smaller Trailer
Last season the small trailer was damaged, as part of Doug,s project the damage was repaired.
Clean Band Shed
The band shed was cleaned out and re organized.
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