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Williamson County band program plans fundraiser for new uniforms

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SPRING HILL, Tenn. -

Summit High School has only been existence for two years, but the Marching Spartans have already demonstrated a knack for success, placing fourth in a recent state competition.

Band members dressed in orange jumpsuits similar to inmate attire for their field show, which incorporated the Michael Jackson hit "Smooth Criminal."

When Summit High School started their band program, they lacked the funds for traditional band uniforms, hence the orange jumpsuits.

"Uniforms had to be put on the back burner because uniforms alone are $28,000 for an 80-piece band," explained Spring Station Middle School band director Ashley Harris.

The jumpsuits worked well in the context of "Smooth Criminal," but band members are looking forward to an extreme makeover for next season.

Rising freshmen at Spring Station Middle School are organizing the 'Holiday Station Marketplace,' a fundraising event that will benefit the band programs at Summit High and Spring Station Middle School.

"We're in need of tubas, baritones, French horns, oboes and bass clarinets," Harris told Nashville's News 2. "Those are very expensive instruments."

"Real band uniforms will mean we're in the game now and we're ready to play, so throw everything you can at us," said eighth grader Kaleb Stone.

The 'Holiday Station Marketplace' will be Saturday at Spring Station Middle School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will feature several area local vendors. Pictures with Santa will also be available for $5.

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