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 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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