“Band! Atten-tion!” the command calling the marching band to attention rings throughout the air, followed by the shouting of “One!” The CVHS bands are rearing and ready for their first sets of field shows, and a more “colorful” marching season.
The music students held band camp through the week of the Aug. 19-23 and did many things, ranging from reviewing the basics of marching, and learning the steps of the field show. A select few students came to school on Aug. 14-16 to learn their places as the leaders of the band. The marching band continues to have scheduled practice on Thursdays after school from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. into the month of December.
“I’m really happy with the progress that the students have made over the past couple of weeks on their performance, and their playing,” said band director Steven Hendee.
This is the first time in CVHS marching band history that the students in band will be taking part in an organized field show, and the first time they have taken part in an organized band camp to help hone their marching skills before school begins.
“Band camp has helped us a lot, and it was a ton of fun. I feel really prepared with our set for our marching season,” said senior Cameron Richey.
The week that the students took before school started, the group of leaders in the band set up a day of “the first annual band Olympics,” including games like “Mr. Hendee Jeopardy,” and “Chubby Bunny.”
“The games were my favorite part of our first week of band camp,” said junior Grey Janowski. “They helped us get to know our classmates, and have fun after a week of hard work.”
The marching band is performing the field show at a total of four football games, and look forward to an exciting marching season.