Kenton Ridge band perform at Mardi Gras where dozens injured

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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The marching band from Kenton Ridge high school will march in a Mardi Gras parade.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m. (Feb. 26)

The Kenton Ridge High School marching band performed during the Krewe of Endymion parade at Mardi Gras. The local group was not close to where a man driving a pickup truck crashed into the crowd, injuring dozens of spectators.

All of the students are OK. A video of part of their performance was posted today on youtube.com.

EARLIER (Feb. 25)

Kenton Ridge High School’s marching band was participating in a Mardis Gras parade today when a truck crashed into a crowd, injuring more than two-dozen spectators.

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The Clark County marching band was nowhere near the crash during the Krewe of Endymion parade -- one of the largest events of the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration.

“We are almost at the end of the parade route,” the band posted to its Twitter and Facebook social media accounts. Also, the Northeastern Local School District Superintendent John Kronour confirmed tonight that he had not heard of any local injuries.

Video attached shows the band making preparations on Thursday for this parade. There are 108 students in the band participating. They raised money for the trip by selling cookie dough, pizza and raffle tickets.

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