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The Show Goes on for UNR’s Marching Band

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Kellene Stockwell
Channel 2 News
 

The University of Nevada, Reno's marching band will live to march another day.

You may remember ‘The Pride of the Sierra' lost its funding during of the first round of budget cuts last summer.

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell helped spear-head an effort to raise the money to keep the band.

Now there's word they've raised $117,000, enough money for the beat to go on. "If it had been a couple months longer, it might have been too late to really recruit the students and get them back this fall," says Dr. Larry Engstrom, director from the School of the Arts.

Senior Katie Glick says, "Being in the marching band's one of the reasons I came here. I'm from California originally and I wanted to go to a school that had a marching band."

Now the fundraising begins for the 2010 football season. The next goal will be to create a band endowment and maybe a booster club.

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