What: A benefit concert to support the Asheville High School Band's trip to the presidential inaugural parade.
Where: Asheville High School auditorium, 419 McDowell St.
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. $10. Info: http://www.ashevillehighbands.com
The Asheville High School Band is kicking off the new year right. The group's 115 members will pack their bags for a chance to show off our city’s musical prowess during a week of inauguration events in Washington, D.C. More than 2,800 groups applied for a spot in the inaugural parade, and our local band was one of 90 selected for this prestigious event. But before they load up the tubas, they need a little help getting there.
The band will host a pre-inaugural concert and silent auction to raise funds for transportation, lodging and food during their trip to Washington. The group is counting on the public to help AHS represent our area on the national stage. Before the high schoolers greet President Obama with their mighty sound, join eager students, proud parents and supportive community members to hear one of the country's leading bands.
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