School Bands practice together for show

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Academy of Richmond County Band Director Marcus Chester (center) is seen through a drum as he conducts during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. A band made up of students from various schools are preparing for an exhibition at Clark Atlanta University. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Eighteen-year-old Quetin Wells of Laney High School plays a trombone during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Academy of Richmond County Band Director Marcus Chester conducts during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Academy of Richmond County Band Director Marcus Chester conducts during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Lynell Lawrence, assistant band director at Hephzibah High School, conducts during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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A student shuffles through sheet music during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Seventeen-year-old Roy Pittman of Laney High School plays a tuba during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Fourteen-year-old Rufus Jones (left) and 17-year-old Christian Brown (right) play trumpet during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Jones and Brown are from Academy of Richmond County. Sara Caldwell/staff
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High School students play their band instruments during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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A boy wears a shirt saying "Sound Better March Better" during group band practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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A girl plays a piccolo during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Cymbal players filled the back of the room with the percussion section during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff

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