George Washington High School Holds 35th Dixie Classic Competition

Danville, VA-- People in Danville had a chance to hear some great music and help support a good cause Saturday night.

George Washington High School had their 35th Annual Dixie Classic Competition on Saturday. The competition had 21 high schools from Virginia and North Carolina that came out to perform.

All the proceeds from the event go to help the G.W. marching band attend the U.S. Bands National Championship in New York.

The G.W. band director says he's overwhelmed by the support of the community.

"Our community has actually come out and supported us by giving donations, buying ads in our programs, donating food and buying tickets to enjoy the day, so it's been absolutely fantastic," Reginald Purvis said.

This is the marching band's largest fundraiser of the year.