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Congressman Jodey Arrington has announced that all Lubbock ISD High School Bands will be performing in the 4th of July Parade in Washington D.C. next year.

Arrington announced the news in a video that played at Lowery Field on Tuesday, September 21st. This video came after a letter was sent out by Andrew Babcock, the Executive Director of Fine Arts for Lubbock ISD to Band Parents.

Parents were told that over the next few weeks, multiple meetings will take place to go over the details of the trip including things like itinerary, cost, fundraising options and safety procedures.

Babcock said in the letter to parents:

As we prepare for this event, I want to thank you for supporting your child through instrumental music education. The skills they learn in the classroom combined with experiences such as this performance opportunity in the National Independence Day Parade are helping shape them into well rounded young adults. As a shining beacon on the Caprock, our programs would not be what they are today without your support. Thank you! Congratulations to you and your band student on achieving this prestigious invitation. We look forward to “marching” through this Washington D.C. journey together.

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