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New at six -- almost 150 students from across dekalb county schools will head to montgomery soon to perform at alabama's bicentennial parade!
Waay31s sierra phillips met with band members as they gear up to perform.
The "all-star" band will head t montgomery in just 10 days.
In the meantime i caught up with members of the sylvania high school band who tell me working with 140 band members is a little more challenging than their normal 35!
Womack- "its a very good learning experience."
Lillie womack will team up with other drum majors from across dekalb county at the bicentennial parade.
Band director patrick roszell told me they applied to be a part of the parade and then held district-wide auditions to pick band members.
Roszell- "we decided to audition from each school so we could afford to go down there."
Womack- "since we all came together to make this big band we have started to get a lot of the support that we have wanted for a while."
They've raised 17 thousand dollars for the trip.
Womack- "its very shocking because normally with small band programs we dont get as much support."
In dekalb county sierra phillips waay31 news.
The parade kicks off the all day celebration in the capital