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Chippewa Falls Marching Band bus crash

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In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 16, 2005, the Chi-Hi Marching Cardinals were returning from a marching band competition in Whitewater (near Madison) home to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. They were proudly carrying home their third-place trophy in AAAA state competition, after their best-ever performance.

Tragedy struck at about 2:00 a.m., as the lead bus in the four-unit convoy hit an overturned semi-trailer truck on I-94 near Osseo. Thirty-nine passengers were injured, and five were killed, including their beloved band director, Doug Greenhalgh.

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- Tom Arneberg, (father of Ben, 10th-grade trumpet player)
October 16, 2005

(See photos from the visitation and funeral for Doug Greenhalgh and family.)

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