Taking the field the Evolution “East Peoria Marching Raiders, you may take the field in competition.” During the four years of high school, I was able to get involved with the East Peoria High School Band program. The marching band has evolved since I joined in 2011 and it has been improving each year. My freshman year we used to march trombones, I was probably the worst one on the field when it came to the marching aspect. There was a lot of foundation work being planted as I learned the terms, how to read drill, remembering counts, memorizing music, managing homework on long Tuesday night rehearsals and most importantly how to enjoy oneself in the midst of a struggle. This was just the first year!
Transitioning from middle school band to high school band was a major jump because of all the time involved, but it was such a great transition. Since my freshman year I have always done all I can to be my absolute best in this program. I never slacked off on practice unless I had another event I had to attend. Every summer we have band camp that consists of 8 hours a day working our hardest to get the season started. Once school starts the color guard had three hour practices three times a week, last year it was only two, and now we only have practice one day a week because of the effort we all put in at band camp this year.
On a hot game day in Athens Georgia where is the most likely place you can find Carine? Marching with the Redcoat band of course! Throughout High School my dream was to one-day march with the famous Redcoat Band. All I wanted was to wear the striking black hat with the arches and proudly display the Georgia G on my back. I had watched patiently as older members of my high school moved on to UGA and were indoctrinated into the finest band in the land.
In 1999, we had 10 bands at the Mitchell Persimmon Festival ... for it was their 150th anniversary and they paid the bands to come). These days - most bands (such as ours) are out every Saturday traveling to contests around the State of Indiana. Sundays have become a "day of rest." However - it is really important to represent your community at the hometown parade, so Paoli Band is glad to do their
High School Football Games Every Friday night Wilson’s very own John Gurski Stadium is packed with fans as if it was the Super Bowl. Starting at 7pm, the Wilson High School football team took the field and starts to destroy the visiting team. Just in the first quarter the Bulldogs already have two touchdowns. Touchdown after touchdown, the Bulldogs lead the game twenty one to zero. Throughout the game while the football team is dominatTing, the cheerleaders are singing and dancing along to the band’s music.
I stood seven steps from the start line, hands sweaty and lips trembling. It seemed as if at any moment I would break the position of attention: feet at a forty-five degree angle, knees slightly bent, chin just above the horizon, and shoulders up, back, and down. Though I always dreamed of representing the Benicia High School Panther Band as their drum major, the lone figure in front of the block of blue and gold wearing a white British uniform and a brown bearskin hat, it never occurred to me that I was finally there. There was no way I could not be nervous; it was the last marching practice before my first competition in my career. Nevertheless, there was no escape.
Wednesday, September 28th, the marching blues go to the an annual hummer performances. The band gets to perform when it’s their turn but they also get to see other bands perform too. The performing are WRHS, Hayden, Highland Park, Topeka West, Shawnee Hights and Seaman. Each band cheered each other on while one band performed their show. This was just a chance to see one another perform before the competition began.
This picture was taken in Tampa, Florida at the Raymond James Stadium. I was here with my family watching the Outback Bowl on January 1st, 2016 where the Tennessee Volunteers and the Northwestern Wildcats were playing. My brother and I got the tickets from our parents for Christmas, we were very excited because we had never been to a college or NFL football game before. Our parents decided to get us these tickets since my brother played football for school and really enjoyed it. On December 30th, 2015 they had pep rally on Clearwater Beach where they had the school bands perform and they introduced the players.
Travis Bonner made two additional touchdowns in the fourth quarter. When the score reached 33-15 Jenkins County allowed their Junior Varsity team members to finish the game. Senior players didn’t mind sharing their final moments on the field with their younger teammates. “They needed to experience how the game is played at the high school level and they need all the experience they can get for next year,” Joiner said. There were more points scored in this game than any other game in the 2015 season for Jenkins County.
The NFL has been taking over Sundays in recent years. The league has become the most popular sport in America. It has become a Sunday tradition for many American families to sit down and relax, dress up in their favorite team’s jersey to watch football. Even on Thanksgiving, people tune in to watch football games. Then many of people tune in to see the Super Bowl held every February, which is the final game of the season that is played between the best two teams.
As a part of something like the Pride, I feel that the journey is what is more important. In marching band, we have many all-day practices, giving up our summer days, as draining as it is, it’s where many of my fondest memories come from. Learning a show and performing a little more every week at football games is an indefinable experience.There are times when you want to do
What 's the Football Team doing on the Marching Field? “Ting, tong, tong, tong, ting, tong, tong, tong,” the doctor beat echos through the bitter cold October air in the early hours of a Saturday morning. It’s marching season. Band kids across northern Indiana are hard at work perfecting their show for competition that has yet to come in the afternoon. The past three months have been used to learn and fine tune their show to it 's best.
Although the title “band nerd” doesn’t sound as impressive as being a star athlete, I wear my uniform with pride. Playing trombone in the marching band has earned the top spot on my list of favorite high school activities. Being a member of the Ardmore High School Marching Band has been both a positive and challenging experience. When I was selected to serve as band president for the 2015 marching band, I was both honored and excited for the upcoming season. Winds of change swept across our band as the season began.