Mrs. Lucrelli, one of the band front advisors, stated, “We were pleased to win awards.”
Even though this is her first year as an advisor, so far the band front is exceeding her expectations.
Mr. Ebersole remarked, “I was very pleased with it. Everyone worked really hard.”
The band performed the song ‘Stars and Stripes,’ which is perfect for the theme of the band’s patriotic field shows. The parade was several miles long, and everyone was tired, but freshmen at least had fun since this was their first marching experience.
The band was accompanied by the band front. The purpose of the band front is to express the music through flags and rifles. The band was also accompanied by the honor guard, which consists of girls who carry the banner, hold the American flag, and present the rifle that accompanies the flag.
Many people cheered the band and clapped along with the beat. Shouted phrases of encouragement brought smiles to many members of the band front.
Swing flag captain Brittnay Frymoyer had her own comments: “I think we got the score we deserved. Everyone looked amazing, and the band sounded excellent. We had fun, and that’s all that matters.”
Frymoyer continued, “It was a fun parade to do. Everyone did very well and had a lot of fun.”
This is Frymoyer’s first year as captain, and it was her responsibility to lead her girls through the long—and sometimes tedious—parade route.
There are a few more parades to come, and so far the band has proven that it is off to a wonderful start. Most importantly, the next few parades also bring the hope of more awards.