Kansas College To Help Out Joplin High School Band

By: Posted by Chris Fisher
By: Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Topeka college is helping out band students in Joplin whose high school was destroyed in the May 22 tornado.

The Washburn University wind ensemble will give all the proceeds
from a concert next week to help the Joplin High School band rebuild its sheet music collection.

The music department's losses from the tornado totaled $3.7 million, including sheet music, instruments, electronics, risers and flats. The loss of the sheet music library alone is estimated at $600,000 and $1 million.

Donations to the music department have come in from across the country, including $300,000 worth of musical instruments from entertainer Barry Manilow.

Washburn University says admission to the Nov. 30 concert is free but a $10 donation is requested. The event also will include a silent auction.


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