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Dion Curtis, 4, of Yonkers, plays the bass (Credit: Faye Murman)

Dion Curtis, 4, of Yonkers, plays the bass drum during a rehearsal of the Nepperhan Marching Band in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Nepperhan Marching Band rehearsal in Yonkers

The Nepperhan Marching Band rehearses in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Dion Curtis, 4, of Yonkers, plays the bass
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Dion Curtis, 4, of Yonkers, plays the bass drum during a rehearsal of the Nepperhan Marching Band in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Bria Lockley, 12, helps Dion Curtis during a
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Bria Lockley, 12, helps Dion Curtis during a rehearsal of the Nepperhan Marching Band in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Jeremel Singleton takes a break during a rehearsal
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Jeremel Singleton takes a break during a rehearsal of the Nepperhan Marching Band in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

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Brothers Dion, 4, and Damien Curtis, 7, play
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Brothers Dion, 4, and Damien Curtis, 7, play on a snare drum during a break from rehearsing with the Nepperhan Marching Band in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

The Nepperhan Marching Band, consisting of children ages
(Credit: Faye Murman)

The Nepperhan Marching Band, consisting of children ages 4-16, rehearses in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Bria Lockley, 12, helps Dion Curtis during a
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Bria Lockley, 12, helps Dion Curtis during a rehearsal of the Nepperhan Marching Band in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. (Jan. 14, 2013)

Deandrea Banks, 13, and Jovante Mullin, 15, of
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Deandrea Banks, 13, and Jovante Mullin, 15, of the Nepperhan Marching Band, which consists of children ages 4-16, rehearse in the basement of the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers as director Bruce Diggs looks on. (Jan. 14, 2013)

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