Driving through Midnight City


Makenzie Schaible-Herold, Staffer

     What does it take to make a band production? It takes long, hot hours. Lots of sweat and tears, sometimes blood. From seven to eleven in the morning band members are on the field working out, learning drill, and putting the music into drill. 

     The band works on their production from the beginning of August to the end of November. Last year at Bands of America San Antonio, band won the 5A championship; this year they are working towards winning state.

    “I’m excited to see the outcome of our show,” sophomore Krisi Peugh said. “We have fought through our blood, sweat, and tears to make this show astounding. It’s amazing to see the amount of love and effort into our rehearsals and performances.”      

     Along with playing the instruments, band members have to learn and perform choreography. Across the floors, a drill that helps marching band members get familiar with moving in sync, is one of the main things that help the band learn how to move. Movement is an enormous part of a marching show.

      “It’s fun because getting to know what choreography we could be adding into the show earlier means we get to practice longer and become more comfortable with it,” sophomore Andres Suarez said. “We also get to express ourselves with the choreography.”

     At the football games, people dance to the drumline and bandstand tunes. The first game was the band’s first public performance with costumes and props. This year, the band already has half of their show ready to perform. 

     “I love seeing the audience react to our show each year,” senior Jessica Denny said. “ Our shows tend to have surprises, so when something unexpected happens and the audience starts cheering, it gives us performers more energy.”