Columbus North marching band raises enough money to perform in inaugural parade

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – The high school that saw Vice President-elect Mike Pence graduate will play a role in the inauguration in January.

Columbus North High School’s Sound of North marching band was able to raise more than $90,000 in donations to travel to Washington D.C. and march in the inaugural parade.

The band received an invitation to perform after the band’s longtime director pitched the idea to a state representative, who passed the message along to Pence.

The band is working on a special performance for the parade.

Although the band director says they’ve raised enough money, fundraising efforts will continue to raise an additional $30,000. If enough donations are made, the trip will also include some sightseeing opportunities around Washington, D.C.

Those interested in making a pledge to help send the Sound of North to the inaugural parade in Washington D.C. are asked to email milo@milosmith.com with the amount of the pledge. Pledges are then accepted at Salin Bank locations in Columbus and Edinburgh under “Columbus North Band Boosters inaugural parade fund.”

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