Updated: 08/05/2014 7:34 AM
Created: 08/04/2014 5:57 PM KSTP.com
By: Jessica Miles
A patriotic performance by a metro high school marching band is tarnished after vandals damage equipment and uniforms.
The Osseo High School marching band has gotten much applause and gratitude for its performance honoring military men and women who have died in the line of duty.
Over the weekend, vandals broke the lock on their trailer that sits just outside the high school. Inside, equipment and uniforms were damaged with spray chalk and Gatorade. Mirrors and shelves were broken.
"It's very frustrating. It's one thing to have the trailer broken into but when you start damaging stuff where people need to spend the next week or two to fix it, that's very frustrating. The labor that goes into that will be 40, 60, 80 hours just to try to clean up the uniforms," said Kevin Rebman, a parent volunteer.
The band’s final parade performance of the summer is in Osseo on Sept 6.
Band director Steve Boulka says they will perform, even if it takes the next month to get everything back in working order.
The booster club that keeps that trailer is a nonprofit; they're trying to raise money to build a garage behind the school to protect it.
You can also reach out to the Osseo Band Boosters Attn: Kevin Rebman at P.O. Box 411 Osseo, MN, 55369.