Band sets tempo for their new marching season


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BAND BLUES. Showing off their hard work, the band premieres their show for parents at Yates Stadium.

As the color guard spins their flags, the marching band plays their instruments with passion under the Friday night lights. Under the bright stadium lights the band performs a breathtaking performance for the community that showcases their show Into the blue. Blue represents the calm, trust and intelligence the band has during their show. 

The Friday night performances are only the beginning for what the band has in store for the season to come.

With the competition season already here, directors and students are practicing hard everyday after school to put their final touches on their new marching show. With the first competition on September 24, members of the marching band are putting their blood, sweat and tears into the 2022 school year marching show.

“This marching season is going really smoothly so far, especially for the upcoming season,” junior Blasie Rivero said.

A new marching season means new members. The new members, especially the freshman, are jumping head first into all the marching band activities.

“The freshmen are showing a good interest in the upcoming marching season,” junior Caydon Davis said.  “This marching season is also going really well so far. We have a promising year.”

Along with the new marching band members comes the opportunity to go to the state marching competition. The state marching competition is what the band works for all year long, and it makes all of the grueling days of after school practice worth it.

“I am excited for this upcoming marching season, and I have a good feeling that this marching show will carry us to state,” senior Brody Trahan said.

A big part of a band is the culture they create and build, the drum majors are the foundation of this culture.

“I am very excited for the marching season,” senior Sophia Cruz said. “I feel like it’s going in a good direction, everything, including the band culture has improved tremendously.”