Marching Unit Prepares for Second Semester Success

Posted on January 26, 2012 by

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This year’s Fleetwood marching unit showed significant improvement from previous years. The year brought the many students involved another great year of marching, music, and routines. The band front, whose numbers have been dwindling, put on a stellar performance. The routines had a lot more action, and the dance number in the first field show song took a lot of preparation.

“I can’t wait for the new music and routines for next year!” band front instructor Mrs. Leenhoust said.

The band this year was excellent. The music for the field show had that element of fun not always seen in high school band shows. But it’s not always the action on the field that has people coming to the games; it’s often the action in the stands. If you have ever been to a home football game, you will most likely remember the band in the stands.

“If we keep these standards at the forefront of our thoughts and actions, the enthusiasm and quality will, I believe, stay at a high level!” band director Chuck Ebersole said.

As many are aware, the current budget issues significantly affect music and art programs.

“It’s a chance to play music or participate in a great musical activity,” Ebersole said.

Upcoming Performances:

  • Friday, February 17 – Concert band and wind ensemble with the Ringgold Band of Reading @ Messiah College Brass Ensemble
  • Saturday, March 31 – Pasta and Presto
  • Thursday, April 19 – Wind Ensemble @ Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference in Lancaster.
  • Friday, May 4 to Sun, May 6 – Music Department trip to Pittsburgh
  • Friday, May 18 – Vocal and Jazz Spring Concert
  • Thursday, May 24 – Band and Orchestra Spring Concert
  • Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day Parade
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