Send-off party planned Thursday for Calera High School band

The Calera High School marching band is headed to Washington, D.C. to{}represent the state of Alabama{}at the{}inaugural parade.

Thursday at 4:00 pm, the city is giving band members a send-off party at the Sav Mor Food Outlet in Calera.

As of Wednesday morning, the band was still{}$9,000 short of its $60,000 goal.