High school drumline raises money to replace equipment that was thrown away

Marching band drummer Chris Sandoval brings his own personal drums to school, to practice for this weekend's marching band competition.

The Crescenta Valley High School junior says, "It's pretty big for us it's the first time we've put on a whole show."

The school recently purchased more than a thousand dollars of new drum heads but discovered just last night they were accidentally thrown out by school janitors.

Music director Mathew Schick says they received the boxes and it was a Friday during a home game so things were chaotic. There was a lack of communication and the boxes "were left outside and unfortunately the janitors thought they were empty boxes and threw them away."

With just three weeks to go until their big competition, the students are improvising with borrowed equipment and are raising money on line to get new drums. Within a few hours of posting a Go fund me account, students raised 700 dollars towards new drums.

Senior Juri Lee says "we are tying to make this incident not rip us up and we hope it helps to glue us together more."

These students learning an important life lesson that by banding together and through teamwork they can overcome obstacles.

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