May 12, 2010 in Washington Voices
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Riverside High School marching band drum major Kim Fry, 18, directs the early-morning practice of the combined bands of Riverside and Deer Park high schools Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Riverside. Mykaela Hendrix, 15, of Deer Park, front left, and her school mates joined Kim Seitz, 18, of Riverside, front right, for their first practice together on Tuesday.

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Riverside High School band director Brian Comstock encourages Deer Park and Riverside marching band students to keep the lines straight as they march around the Riverside football field Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

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Students from Riverside and Deer Park high schools combined to practice for the first time together Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Riverside.

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A flute player performs during marching band practice for the Riverside and Deer Park marching bands Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Riverside High School.

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Riverside High School marching band banner carrier Jared Foreman, 17, high steps around the Riverside football field as his bandmates and Deep Park High School students combine for their first marching practice Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

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The combined bands of Deer Park and Riverside high schools practice Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Riverside football field.

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Members of the combined Riverside and Deer Park high school marching bands practice their straight lines on the Riverside football field Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

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Riverside High School marching band drum majors Caleb Brown, 17, left, and James Hendrix-Ward test the sleeve lengths of their band uniforms after practice Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Riverside High School.

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A Riverside High School student searches for the correct size of band hat after practice Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

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After finding the right size, Dylan Ward gets a hand fitting his hat from Alex Barett after band practice Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Riverside High School.