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Two NC colleges tap student fees for Rose Parade


DURHAM, NC (AP) -- The two North Carolina public universities whose marching bands performed in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day are using student fees to pay for what donations didn't cover.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that North Carolina Central University used about $130,000 in student fees. Officials at the Durham college called the band's performance a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The university raised about $300,000 for the trip to Pasadena that cost $430,000.

Western Carolina's band raised about half the $650,000 it needed for the trip and the university picked up the rest. The 390-member band was voted best in the parade.

Both schools say their Rose Parade appearances will pay off in fundraising and admissions interest.
Information from: The News & Observer,

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