The Huntington North High School Band Parent Organization has received 501(c)(3) status.
The status, granted by the IRS, recognizes the group as a nonprofit organizations.
With the new status, any contributions to the Band Parents Organization are tax-deductible for the donors.
Contributions may be mailed to Treasurer Kristina Wust, PO Box 561, Huntington, IN 46750. Additional information is available from Wust at firstname.lastname@example.org  or Dawn Harvey at 355-9834.
The HNHS Band will perform at all Viking home football games, including Sept. 14 and 21 and Oct. 12.
The competition season started Sept. 8 with a contest in Bluffton. Other contests are Sept. 15 in New Haven, Sept. 22 at East Noble, and Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at Homestead.
This year's theme for the competition show is "Madgic."