Marching season has ended, concert season begins
November 10, 2010 • Rachel Moravek, Online Reporter
Filed under A&E
The school’s band members said goodbye to marching season on Nov. 2 when they had their very first concert practice.
With their marching uniforms hung up, they begin to work on a spooky piece entitled “Haunted Carnival” by Bob Price. According to some students, marching season did very well when it came to competing and performing at halftime shows.
“I think that marching band went extremely well,” junior drum major Travis Wright said. “I am very excited for concert band and can’t wait to perform. I am really looking forward to the music we will be playing.”
While some are excited, others admit to being a little frightened.
“I am excited, but it is a little scary because I haven’t played my instrument since July,” freshman flag-twirler Shelby Matlock said.
A lot of the students were busy during marching season with other activities such as, flag-twirling, and dance team.
With every marching practice, football halftime show, pep rally, and marching band competition, band director Craig Manteuffel was always there to get the band ready and help them play their best. Now it’s time for him to do the same with concert season.
“The 2010 marching band had an awesome show this year,” Manteuffel said. “Everyone really kicked it in the last two weeks and made the show really exciting to watch. It went very well and I’m very excited for concert band.”
While the band appreciated his support, Manteuffel had some appreciation of his own.
“I would like to thank the band parents for their support this year, Manteuffel said. “They have been absolutely awesome and the band and I really appreciate their support.”