Band has students from 10 schoolsTen schools in southwest North Dakota have banded together to form a band.
BISMARCK (AP) — Ten schools in southwest North Dakota have banded together to form a band.
The Southwest Marching Band began as a collaboration between Belfield and South Heart six years ago. It has grown to include about 350 students from Belfield, Richardton, Killdeer, Halliday, South Heart, New England, Scranton, Bowman, Hettinger and Dickinson Trinity.
Officials say it provides an opportunity that the students in the small schools otherwise would not get.
The band is performing Friday during the annual Band Night Parade in Bismarck. The event is in its 40th year.