The Crabapple Middle School band in Roswell, under the direction of Gus Melton III of Cumming, in addition to making music at its concerts this year also raised awareness and helped others.
Every performance included a collection drive for a local charity. At the May spring concert, seventh and eighth grade band students donated items to Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue in Kennesaw.
"It's important to give back to a community that's been so supportive of the CMS band," Melton said.
To see the Mostly Mutts wish list, visit mostlymutts.org.