Band hosts march-a-thon to raise money for competitions


Mackenzie Schaible-Herold, Staffer

     The band rehearses for hours each day, and with their first competition coming up, this is a chance for them to remember how it feels to perform in front of a crowd. It gives them a chance to work on and change anything they need to before performing in front of the judges. 

     The band is hosting a March-A-Thon to raise money for their 2019-2020 marching show Midnight City on Saturday, September 21.

       “My performance is something I’m going to pay a lot of attention to,” senior Maria Telesforo said. “And by that, I mean the character we’re portraying and the facial expressions that go with it. I’ve never really known how to portray a character, but with this show I want to be able to go all out.” 

    At Bands of America there are judges on the field. They look for performance qualities and pay attention to the drill formations. BOA  is a chance for bands across the state to get their names out into the world. If a band wants to compete at state, they must compete at BOA. 

     “I’m scared that I’m not gonna give it my all,” freshman Kira Utter said. “I feel like I’m gonna regret something at the end, or that I will forget a part of the show. I don’t want to look out of place, so I’m glad we have this chance to know what it feels like to have a judge on the field and perform as if it were a real competition.”

     Although there are different sections in the band, everyone works together to make the show as amazing as possible. Each person has a specific part to play and that is what makes the show enjoyable.

    “I’m excited to be with the Rouse Band while we raise money for our band program,” freshman Alexis Trachtenberg said. “Being with a group as amazing as the Rouse Band has really raised my spirits. Band has been like a second family to me and it means a lot to me”