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Marching Band Overcomes Rain And Places Third

Marching band performs for preliminaries and finals at Francis Howell competition

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Marching Band Overcomes Rain And Places Third

Band majors Lydia Hart, Luke Carter and  Elaine Amery hold the third place trophy.

Band majors Lydia Hart, Luke Carter and Elaine Amery hold the third place trophy.

Photo provided by Jonica Weiler

Band majors Lydia Hart, Luke Carter and Elaine Amery hold the third place trophy.

Photo provided by Jonica Weiler

Photo provided by Jonica Weiler

Band majors Lydia Hart, Luke Carter and Elaine Amery hold the third place trophy.

Allison Holtschlag and Amelia Lockett

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The marching band went to Francis Howell High for a competition on Oct. 6, placing third in preliminaries and fourth in finals.

“With the show being fully complete, we can now clean and show how hard we have worked,” band director Mr. O’Donnell said.

After arriving at Francis Howell, the marching band members unloaded trailers and headed to the warm up area. Towards the middle of warm ups, it began storming, causing delays in the performance.

“I was a little annoyed, I would have preferred us to just perform instead of having to stay in uniform so long,” sophomore Michael Knapp said. After the storm kept coming, the directors of the competition decided to have the bands perform inside.

Photo provided by Jonica Weiler
Band practices in the rain.

The way this worked was the band would stand still and play their music while guard members would do their work behind the band. After performing, the band headed back outside to change and go eat. They had a good hour or two to relax before heading back into the gym for awards. The band placed third out of six bands for preliminaries, and all the bands performing were going into finals.

As the rain began to clear up and the sun came out, for finals, it was decided they would perform on the field.

“I was happy that we were able to perform on the field but I was also annoyed we couldn’t lay down on the ground for the beginning of the show,” freshman Kara Lemke said.

Most of the band felt as Lemke did about marching on the field. They put their damp uniforms back on and warmed up again.

“We should perform for our band family and ourselves, the people who were here to watch you, got rained on with you, and waited for you until we performed,” band director Mrs. Magno said.

With that in their heads, they trooped down to the football field and finally performed our show. But first an electrical problem called for a rehearsed plan B, in which junior Sam Stewart had to play a tuba solo.

“I was nervous but also excited about the last minute solo,” Stewart said.

After a long day of delays and getting drenched in rain, we brought home two trophies and we were all very happy. The marching band will be performing at Potosi High School on Oct. 13, come support the band.

Photo provided by KC Welch
Color guard tries to protect their uniforms from the water.

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Amelia Lockett, Reporter

Amelia is a sophomore and this is her first year of being on the publication staff.  She plays the clarinet in marching and concert band. She also hopes...

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