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Million Dollar Band raises funds for new equipment

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama's Million Dollar Band is close to raising enough funds needed to buy new instruments.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that it took the band only 10 days to raise 90 percent of the money. The band began accepting donations on Nov. 17 with the goal of reaching $40,000.

So far, the band has raised $36,000.

This is the first project for UA crowdfunding, an online fundraising platform for groups at the college. The band has more than 400 members, one of the largest student groups on campus.

The school's website says the bulk of the donations came from a person who gave $25,000. Other donations ranged from $5 to $2,000.

Director of bands Kenneth Ozzello says the band does not have a matching set of instruments.

Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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