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MLK High School band heads to London for Olympics

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

It's a dream come true for members of Detroit's Martin Luther King High School band. Saturday, they left for London to perform during the Summer Olympics! They'll be representing the D as one of our nation's top high school bands.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Schwartz's report.

Members of the MLK High School band will be performing on a world stage, during the Summer Olympics in London - a once in a lifetime opportunity!

"I'm smiling because this is an opportunity many people can't say they've been granted," said senior Anthony Frazier. "I'm taking full advantage of this."

For Anthony and many of his band mates, it's their first trip outside the US and it's a big deal. 50 band members and adult chaperones are on the trip. They raised about $280,000 for insurance, airfare and hotel rooms. There was a lot to pack and organize, including all the instruments.

"This is gonna be fantastic," said band director Victoria Miller. "It's just wonderful to see them get to go to another country and be exposed."

After some final preparations, snap shots with loved ones and lots of hugs and kisses, the group boarded busses with suitcases in tow. They plan to perform live in London in front of an international crowd, put a positive light on Detroit and do some sightseeing along the way.

 

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