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Goin' Band from Raiderland gives back


Thursday morning in Austin the Goin' band from Raiderland was creating music with drum sticks of a different kind.

"I think it's just important to serve in general, so the fact that our band students wanted to come here and give a little bit of their Thanksgiving morning for what we do is incredible," said Band Director Duane Hill.

Being there was voluntary for the students, but none of them wanted to miss an opportunity to give back.

"It means a lot actually to be here on Thanksgiving and helping out the community," said Goin' Band member Lauren St. Tourx. "To be in my home town and not only be with my family but also be with the Texas Tech Goin' Band family, it's just great to do my part and help with the community and help with the less fortunate."

Lauren's mom was one of the parents there to lend a hand and she couldn't be more proud of her daughter.

"It was an optional activity for the kids and they had a late night last night with the banquet and I'm just so thankful that she has taken advantage of the opportunity to come out with her classmates and come here and serve this morning," said Lauren's mom Cheryl McEleney.

Even though the students were in the heart of rival territory, Hill says the people couldn't have been nicer.

"People here have been great in fact they're probably gone a little bit over the top because they know we're in long horn country," said Hill. "They've been great and I know they're going to receive us well because they too have a heart of service and that's all they care about."

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