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OSAGE CITY—The Osage City High School band fundraiser got funky Saturday night. The evening included performances from the OCHS Jazz Band, Topeka-based funk band Beans and Cornbread, and a guest performance from Osage City Schools Superintendent William Orth.

“The concert went great, and I was very pleased with the turnout,” said Osage City band director Aaron Graversen. “The community really had great things to say to the band members, and they really appreciated the joint performance with the high school jazz band and Mr. Orth.”

The night of music was a benefit event to help raise money to send the OCHS Band to Chicago.

“We have not totaled up exactly how much was made yet, but I know it was a success,” Graversen said. “I am still collecting student money, but I know we made quite a bit at the door as well.”

The performers also appreciated the non-monetary donations from the event.

“The night ended with a pretty huge standing ovation, which always feels nice for the performers on stage,” Graversen said.