By Bailey Wood-
On October 25, 2015 at about 9 p.m. on Seacrest Field the LHS Marching Band participated in the NSBA Festival. The LHS Marching Band received all superiors this season. Through hard work and perseverance the band was able to show that our school has what it takes to be amazing. A feeling that is mutual between director Chris Watson and the two drum majors Kaylee Robinson and Cesen Hailesellassie is exhilaration. To drum major Kaylee Robinson the experience of ending the season with all superiors was “bittersweet.” She is sad that her LHS marching season is over but it was awesome to have the results they had.
“It felt really good,” Robinson said. “I was hoping for a superior, but until I actually heard a one it didn’t really process until I heard our band cheering and I was like, ‘Oh! We got a superior!”
This season has set a new standard for the marching band here on out. Watson and Hailesellassie are both extremely excited for next year’s marching band season.
Watson talked about how the success of the marching band this season was due to their commitment and also customizing the selection of songs to work with them not against them.
It was made clear to me that Marching Band is not just an extracurricular activity it is a commitment. It is a place to make friends and family. This season among the band members they have shared sweat and tears together which only strengthened the bond among them.
Marching Band is an extracurricular activity that not everybody is able to do. It requires dedication among many other things. The students have to be extremely precise in their movements and make sure that they can maintain the tempo and rhythm of the songs they are preforming as well as hitting the correct notes at the same time in sync with the others in their section.
Our Marching Band proved that LHS can do great things on the field and off of the field. When you see a Marching Band student walk up to them and give them a Congratulations for their hard work. You do it to the Cheerleaders, Ball-Players, Ground Zero and other school groups. Remember the band.