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South Forsyth High band ready for march-a-thon
Fundraiser Saturday for D.C. parade trip

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local high school band will be doing what it does best Saturday — marching.

The South Forsyth High School Marching War Eagle Band will conduct its annual march-a-thon on Feb. 7 to raise funds for an April trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington D.C.

The 101-member group will march from South’s campus at 11 a.m. to Dutch Monkey Doughnuts for its first performance of the morning, said Mike Deal, a booster and publicity chairman for the band.

The band will then continue to leave footprints and musical notes throughout the area, stopping at Norman’s Landing restaurant, the roundabout at The Collection of Forsyth County, CVS Pharmacy and RaceTrac gas station.

Deal said the group will conclude the march about 2:45 p.m. with a final performance at the school.

Donations can be made to the band at any time during the procession.

While the march-a-thon usually happens in August, Deal said, money raised this time will be used to fund the D.C. trip, which costs about $500 per band member.