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Band director Glenn Roberts leads the Lisbon Marching Band through practice
Band director Glenn Roberts leads the Lisbon Marching Band through practice

Marching into summer?playing the music of the season

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July 4th festivities mean summer has finally arrived. And--in addition to sunny, hot days and fresh food from the garden--it's also the season of marching bands. The music and parades are part of North Country tradition.

In some school districts, the music stopped in the mid-1980s. Budgets tightened and marching bands were cut. But in the rural, St Lawrence County district of Lisbon, parents and students missed it.

A few years ago, they raised more than $10,000, found a director and once again struck up the band. Jonathan Brown stopped by on a Saturday early in the practice season.

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arts · music · teens · youth · stlv

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