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How One Man’s Marching Band Changed The Lives of Kids in a High-Crime Neighborhood

The Soul Tigers at after school band practice. It is pertinent that the 47 band members, who vary from ages eight to eighteen, meet for four hours a day, six days a week, for they live in a neighborhood where walking down the street next to their school could lead to a violent confrontation. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
The Soul Tigers at after school band practice. It is pertinent that the 47 band members, who vary from ages eight to eighteen, meet for four hours a day, six days a week, for they live in a neighborhood where walking down the street next to their school could lead to a violent confrontation. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—In East New York, there is a children’s marching band that has performed with celebrities such as Mariah Carey and The Sugar Hill Gang;...

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