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 Post subject: WGI... Dayton Bound with a twist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:02 pm 
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In The News: Middle School Drumline Raising Money To Compete At WGI
Written by Don Sanchez, KGO-TV
Sunday, 30 March 2008
A local middle schools band ranked as one of the best in California, has made it to the National Band Competition, but they can't afford to go.

It may be spring break, but on holidays, weekends, afterschool, anytime, these sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in the drumline at Springstowne Middle School are practicing. A safe place. Why they do it is all about motivation and expectations.

"I generally don't give them an option. They will succeed or not," said George Carrasco, the music director.

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Springstowne MS is in a fairly poor neighborhood and just can't pull in the resources like many of WGI's well-off ensembles... but man can these kids throw down. They've already won their division (PSA) over many other high schools at the WGI Union City regional. As the article says, it would be a tragedy if they couldn't afford to go to Dayton.

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