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The 50-member band needs to raise $200,000 to make this trip a reality.
Donations from businesses and community members will help provide a significant boost to the more than $20,000 already raised by the high school students.
"Band is about much more than 50 students playing in unison," said band director Victoria Miller. "It's about teaching the students to have hope, dream big and set goals."
Miller has been the band director for 37 years and said her students who went to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have gone on to thrive incollege, some of them earning scholarships.
The public can support the band by sending checks payable to: MLKing Band, Attention Victoria Miller, band director, Martin Luther King High School, 3200 E. Lafayette Street, Detroit, MI 48207