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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
The American Fork Marching band prepares to leave Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 for the Tournament of Roses Parade in California. The band also performed for their parents and community members in the school's auditorium.

The American Fork Marching band prepares to leave Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 for the Tournament of Roses Parade in California. The band also performed for their parents and community members in the school's auditorium. The band sees its appearance in the parade as a tribute to its late instructor Heather Christensen, who was killed in a bus crash in October 2009.