PARKER, Colo. -- The town of Parker rallied around the Legend High School marching band as the students left for Colorado Springs early Saturday morning.
The band took third place at the state championships despite having their equipment stolen.
Instruments were not among the stolen items, but technical gear taken from the band was likely to make it more difficult to compete.
The mayor and members of the Parker Police Department attended an early-morning pep rally Saturday, the largest send-off ever for the marching band.
Thieves broke into two sheds behind the school and stole the equipment.
There are still no arrests in the case, and police, parents and students are hoping anyone with information will step forward.