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Auburn University Marching Band receives $1 million donation from supporter

Meredith BirchfieldAUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Marching Band has received a $1 million donation from supporter Meredith Birchfield.

“There’s just nothing else like it,” Birchfield said. “I’ve always loved the band.”

When Birchfield found out that the band was trying to raise money for a new practice facility, she decided to take her commitment even further and donated $1 million to the band’s fundraising campaign.

The marching band is raising funds to build a facility where the students can safely house their uniforms and instruments and accommodate the needs of the marching and concert bands under one roof. It will be the first time in 40 years that the marching band’s indoor rehearsal space will be located adjacent to its outdoor practice field.

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