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Johnston Band Still Needs $7,500 For Inauguration Trip

Posted January 10, 2005 3:50 a.m. EST

— About $7,500 is all that stands between a local marching band and the president of the United States.

West Johnston High School was chosen to perform at the president's inauguration later this month, but it will cost $42,000 to send the band to Washington.

The band have $34,500 with less than 10 days to go.

Band members are supposed to leave on Jan. 19 and perform in the parade the next day.