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Dolphins Drum Line taking goodwill trip to Palau

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The Southern High Dolphins will be representing Guam this week at the Micronesia Youth Services Network Conference in Palau. The Southern High School Drum Line is made up of freshmen and seniors who just began playing last September, yet they will fly to Palau on Wednesday to share their talents.

Band director Larry Franquez said, "The objective of this conference is that the leaders and other community representatives get together to discuss services that are provided for the youths, and in consideration of their cultural differences." MYSN promotes intellectual and cultural exchange between youth of over six island nations, and encourages them to discuss issues that affect them as well as methods for change. "And in addition to our trip we will be engaging in a music and cultural exchange with Palau High School, and in Palau, as you know, there's only one high school," said Franquez.

Palau's only high school does not have a music curriculum, and so the young Dolphins will be sharing their drumline skills as part of the exchange. "It's been a lot of fun having to raise funds for this project, it started November first at the Palau abai ; we performed there and a collection was made," he added.

The Dolphins raised over $10,000 to make the trip a reality, not only through traditional fundraisers but through community sponsors including several senators, Congresswoman Madeline Bordallo, and even Bank of Guam. The drumline held it's final performance at the Bank of Guam Ifit 5K Run last weekend and students are set to leave for Palau this Wednesday. 

Post by KUAM News.

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