The Tupelo High School Band is raising money to pay for it to travel to Washington, D.C., and march in the Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20, the Daily Journal reports.

“We want every child to be able to attend this historic event,” said Tupelo High School Band Director Rick Murphy.

Band boosters estimate the band needs to raise between $75,000 and $100,000 in order to pay for the costs of the trip.

The 150-member band would need four charter buses and a substantial number of hotel rooms for two nights in the D.C. area, the paper reported.

Checks can be made payable to Tupelo High School Band Project, 213 Main St. #100, Tupelo, MS 38804.


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