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Mt. Spokane band accepts challenge

To help raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, James Layman, the marching band director at Mt. Spokane High School challenged the marching band to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

On Aug. 19, band members doused themselves with buckets of icy water. Layman promised his students he would donate $1 to the ALS Foundation for every student who participated in the challenge. Mt. Spokane staff members and parents also donated money to the cause. The MSHS marching band has raised more than $600 for the foundation.

The band posted a video on YouTube and challenged the Mt. Spokane High School football teams, along with University, Cheney, and West Valley high school marching bands to participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge.

To watch the MSHS marching band ice bucket challenge video visit watch?v=XFFs4xnCKXk.

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