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Pay It Forward, With Music

Band director Anderson White inspired Marcellus Brown to pursue a career in music. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
Marcellus Brown passed on the goodwill by helping future band director Pullum enroll in college. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
Fernando Pullum, who leads a class at Washington Preparatory High School in South-Central Los Angeles, founded a program that has band students giving free music lessons to kids as young as 4. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)
Charles Simmons, 12, and Alexis Rodriguez, 14, practice before returning to a Saturday morning class at Washington Preparatory High. (CARLOS CHAVEZ / LAT)