East Limestone High School celebrated local veterans at a program on Thursday.
Dozens of local veterans were recognized at the school's program.
This was also the first time the band performed since someone stole their trailer and truck with more than $200,000 worth of equipment inside.
Over the weekend, the band was staying at a Birmingham hotel after a band compeitions when someone took the truck and trailer from the hotel parking lot.
The good news is it was found on Sunday. However, the theives managed to trash the truck and got away with the band's new generator, worth a little less than $2,000.
Jennifer Janzen, the band director, says before the students had their instruments back, they were already coming up with a back up plan on how they could still perform for the veterans.
“Sunday when we finally made it back home i heard a group of them planning on how they would borrow instruments from beginner band and junior high band, because we are all one big band, so they are going to borrow all these instruments they were finding a way to get this program covered," said Janzen.
Janzen adds the community support from fellow school bands has been nothing shory of amazing since the incident.
The band will perform next on Monday.
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