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Save the Concert: Effort underway to save Band and Strings Spectacular

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SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ, Windermere Realty and AmericanWest Bank are teaming up to make the Band and Strings Spectacular at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena a reality this year.

Because of budget issues, the school district initially cancelled the yearly concert.  But on Tuesday, March 20, viewers can donate funds to keep the tradition alive.  Anyone can pledge money to the cause either by phone through the KHQ Help Center , or online at khq.com through PayPal. Donations will also be accepted at any AmericanWest Bank branch (click here for locations).

More than 1,000 fifth-and-sixth-grade students were expected to play in the concert on May 8. But in February, Spokane Public Schools sent a letter to parents with kids in the program that the concert, which had been a Spokane staple for more than 10 years, would be canceled.

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