Monte, YME find success with paired 212 Regiment Marching Band
MONTEVIDEO -- They all knew the melody: Rural schools are finding it increasingly difficult to keep quality marching band programs going in the face of tight budgets.
What they didn't know was the harmony: Could two high schools combine their marching bands when they've been long-time rivals and prided themselves on their distinct traditions?
Or, as Yellow Medicine East music instructor Nicole Boelter laughingly put it: "We did our own things in our own quirky ways.''
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