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Band students wash cars to raise money for rare Pearl Harbor trip

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

About 20 people gathered together on Saturday at the Bank of Missouri in Jackson to wash cars. The car wash event is called The Spirit of Aloha. 

Most of these were Jackson High School students trying to raise money for a trip to Hawaii for a special performance. 

33 students in all were selected to perform at the 2016 Pearl Harbor remembrance event in Hawaii on July 4 next year.

These students nominated are from Jackson, Dexter, Woodland and Sikeston school.

These 33 students also include some from Southeast Missouri State University. 

Jackson High School Band Director April Reynolds says this is a great opportunity for these students.

These students will perform a song in front of the U.S.S. Missouri BB-63 Battleship for the audience. 

They are part of band consisting of roughly 150 students from Missouri and Arkansas.

They will be playing patriotic music at the event with clarinets, flutes, and other musical instruments. 

Locally, there are 26 band students and seven choir students. 

It costs each student roughly $2,600 for the trip.

Family members are welcome to come along as well.

Not only will students be able to visit Pearl Harbor, but also they will get to hike mountains, visit beaches and experience the culture in Hawaii. 

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