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Duluth High School Marching Band Conducts its 2nd Annual "Savory Sounds of Duluth"

February 11, 2006
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.)

Duluth Band Contact: Phyllis Stewart
770-447-9406 or cell 770-598-0415

Duluth High School Marching Band Conducts its 2nd Annual "Savory Sounds of Duluth"

Thanks to the overwhelming success of the first annual "Savory Sounds of Duluth," the Duluth High School Band Booster Association was able to raise enough money last year to pay for the new band uniforms the students needed. This year, the organization hopes to raise enough money to purchase a trailer to haul the band equipment to games and competitions. The band currently has to rent vehicles and rely on the kindness of parents to move the instruments from location to location. The fundraiser hopes to help defray the cost of some badly needed new instruments as well. Therefore, the second annual "Savory Sounds of Duluth," a food and wine tasting event with both a silent and a live auction, once again combines the fun of a social event with the purpose of raising much-needed money. This delightful party will be "engineered" on Saturday, February 11, from 6:00 to 10:00pm near downtown Duluth at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Celebrity auctioneers Brooks Coleman (the 40 year voice of the Duluth Wildcats) and Bill Russell will be "firing up" the live auction.

In addition to the two auctions, there will be music performed by various local musical groups and an assortment of savory dishes "composed" by local restaurants. The auction items range from a helicopter tour to sporting events to spa packages to restaurant gift certificates to MP3 players to movie passes to a piano! Services such as home-cooked dinners, babysitting or yard work will also be available for bid in the silent auction. There will be something for everyone as they choose from the hundreds of items available. The evening promises to be a pleasurable, fun way to support the band, so "steam" on over to the Southeastern Railway Museum. The combination of the wonderful cozy winter evening set in a fascinating train museum with the savory dishes, the mellow music and the bidding wars among friendly competitors will be simply irresistible. Tickets to this event can be purchased by contacting President Dan Miller. Contributions for the evening are tax deductible.

Last year, the Band donated 140 of their old uniforms, complete with gold braids, hats and plumes, to the combined middle school and high school in New Town, ND, when they learned that the school had not had new uniforms since 1975. Twenty additional uniforms were sent to the Tennessee School for the Deaf. The spirit of service that has been shown by the band is just one of the reasons that Duluth High School is a nationally recognized "School of Excellence." The band program at Duluth has the largest percentage of students placing in the top 10% of their class in comparison to other extracurricular groups.

For additional information, contact Phyllis Stewart  770-598-0415

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