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Associated Press, Published January 08 2013

Central Cass High band gives governor his hometown music

BISMARCK — The state Capitol in Bismarck is getting squirrely prior to the start of the Legislative session.

The Central Cass High School Squirrels band was performing for Gov. Jack Dalrymple and lawmakers on Tuesday, the first day of the 2013 session.

The school is based in Dalrymple's hometown of Casselton. Seventeen-year-old Anthony Spooner says his grandfather built the governor's house in Casselton. Spooner is a drummer and says it's “cool” to play for the Legislature.

Fifteen-year-old Matthew Buchholz is one of two tuba players in the 64-piece band. He says the experience is fun.

The boys say many of the band instruments were too big to fit inside elevators at the Capitol so they worked up a sweat by lugging them up stairs.


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