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Marching the Blues away
Bulloch band members work to raise funds for D.C. trip
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Along with many of his bandmates, Statesboro High baritone player Tyler Campbell, 17, tucks a dryer sheet into his hat to battle insects in the muggy evening heat while finishing out Thursday's March-a-thon.

Members of the Bulloch Blues Marching Band marched for 12 hours during a fundraising event Thursday.

The March-a-thon was held to help raise money to send the 200 members of the countywide band to a Washington, D.C. parade in April, a trip that could cost more than $100,000. Blues members come from the bands at Portal Middle High School, Southeast Bulloch High School and Statesboro High School.

The event Thursday was a part of ongoing band camps at the schools as each of the bands prepped for their upcoming football season. Musicians and auxiliary members at each of the schools are working on getting not just the music right, but the marching as well, for their respective shows.

The fundraising continues at 99Pledges.com through August 31, car washes to be held on August 5 and September 9 at I Save More Furniture in Statesboro and a location in Brooklet (to be announced), and a dunking booth at the Peanut Festival in Brooklet on August 19. 

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