The North Port High School marching band is holding a fundraiser to try and cover the costs of sending the band to Rome to play in a New Year’s Day parade in January.

The band is using flamingo campaigns as well as food fundraisers.

ABC-7 reports around 50 kids have already signed up for the trip. The more the band fundraises, the more students can go overseas at a lower cost.

Anyone interested in helping the band raise money is asked to call 941-927-9000.