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Shaw High School Band Headed to Beijing

By April 29, 2008

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The 60-member marching band at East Cleveland's Shaw High School is heading for Beijing, China. They are one of just five US bands selected to perform at the pre-Olympics "International Marching Band Salute" in June.

That these kids have the opportunity, and the more than $300,000 needed for the trip, is a tribute to band director, Donshon Wilson, a Shaw graduate himself. The band practices two hours a day, year-round, and more than 90% carry at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The story was even profiled recently on the NBC Nightly News. Below is the clip:

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September 5, 2008 at 9:39 pm
(1) Faith Durden says:

Simply awesome. But for those of us who are alumni of the Shaw High School Marching Band, we are, quite frankly, not surprised!

Way to go, Mr. Wilson, and the always incredible Shaw High School Marching Band.

May they never think of scrapping the program ever again.

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