Worthington band rescues BV musicians en route to Florida

Staff report
Two high school bands from neighboring states were “in tune” on the road last week.
After hitting the road Christmas Day evening to the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the Marching Lynx from Brandon Valley found themselves stranded. Apparently, one of the busses chartered by the Marching Lynx from Brandon Valley shut down when an anti-pollution system – not working properly – shut the bus down. The bus was reportedly new, having less than 4,000 miles on the odometer.
It was then the Spirit of Worthington Trojan Marching Band – en route to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. – came to BV’s rescue. 
Both bands were traveling via Reading Bus Line charters, and when the Worthington band learned of the mechanical issue that had the Marching Lynx sitting idle, they knew they had to help. The neighboring Minnesota-based band combined four buses into three, offering up the vacant bus to the Marching Lynx. A new fourth bus was expected to catch up with the Worthington band by Dec. 27.
BV chartered three buses to cart the 120 student-musicians and chaperones 1,600 miles to the Camping World Bowl, which aired live Dec. 28 on ABC television. The game pitted the Iowa State Cyclones against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Marching Lynx joined 10 to 15 other high school bands from across the nation to perform two numbers at halftime. 


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