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Local school up for prestigious award

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Dover-Eyota High School Dover-Eyota High School

EYOTA, Minn. (KTTC) -- For a second year one local school band is in the running for a very prestigious award.

This year the Dover-Eyota school district is a national semi-finalist to bring home a Grammy award for music excellence.  The school has already beat out thousands of schools who applied across the country. They're now up against 124 more, most of them much bigger in size than Dover-Eyota.  If the school wins, they will not only receive the award, but also a monetary grant ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to benefit their music program.

"The students really are aiming for not just a score, but we're trying to play musically what the composer is really asking.  Dedication and a bind sided belief that there is a chance that a little school like ours is going to compete with the biggest best schools in the nation," said Ryan Anderson, Dover-Eyota band director.

Winners will be announced in early to mid March.

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