School board grants band’s $15K request

Russell County Band Director Curtis Ervin presented a proposal to the Russell County Board of Education last night, requesting a total of nearly $15 thousand that will purchase lightly used instruments and new pants for members of the Laker Band.

Ervin said the uniform pants have been in use for more than a decade and have more than outlived their typical lifespan, creating the need for new pants for the middle school and high school students that make up the Laker Band.

Ervin also made a proposal for lightly used instruments that have been refurbished that the band can use for students who want to be part of the Laker Band, but face financial difficulties with either purchasing or renting their instruments.

The board voted unanimously to approve the fund request.

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