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By Chris Gregory, Managing Editor

The Trousdale County Band Boosters will be conducting a roadblock and car wash fundraiser on Saturday morning in Hartsville.

Band members will be at both traffic lights along Highway 25 from 8 a.m. until noon collecting donations. Also, a car wash will be held at Citizens Bank to also raise money for the high school band.

Chris Gregory / Hartsville Vidette
The Trousdale County High School Marching Yellow Jackets debuted their new uniforms and won top honors during Saturday’s Christmas Parade.

“Our fundraisers help with getting instruments, extra instruction when needed, and many others things that the band and kids need to make our band great. We have in the past been able to get them new uniforms partly from our fundraisers,” said Janet Boles, whose husband Martin is the new president of the Band Boosters.

According to band director Rob Joines, there are 49 students participating in band this school year – one of the largest numbers in recent memory.

The annual Marching Yellow Jacket Invitational, which serves as the largest fundraiser for the band, is also scheduled for Sept. 29. In past years, the Hartsville competition has been among the largest in the state with up to 30 bands attending.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-374-3556 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.