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By Jana Mathia
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Dylan's tuba: Fundraiser honors passed student, family


A former Colton music teacher's fundraiser for a recently deceased student has surpassed its goal and will be benefitting the family of the student.

"I never imagined it would blow up like this," said AJ Miller. Miller taught music at Colton until spring 2019. He is now assistant director for the WSU marching band and music instructor at the university.

Miller set up a Go Fund Me account after learning of the June 2 death of Colton middle school student Dylan Kirpes.

"Dylan was a super awesome kid," said Miller. He taught Kirpes for four years.

The tuba was Kirpes' instrument of choice....

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