EKU sets up online donation fund to preserve marching band after budget cuts

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Eastern Kentucky University is looking for outside donations to keep the Marching Colonels.

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This comes days after budget cuts led to the university wiping out funding for the marching band in favor of a voluntary pep band operated outside the university's School of Music.

The controversial decision led to a backlash from students and alumni, and now the university is exploring new options to preserve the Marching Colonels.

The university has launched a campaign to fund the marching band, which has a goal of raising $250,000 in 50 days.

EKU has also established a committee which will look to find financial resources to support a marching or pep band.

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