August 8th, 2018: An afternoon at Marching Band summer camp

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August 8th, 2018: An afternoon at Marching Band summer camp

Band students rehearse marching in the staff parking lot.

Band students rehearse marching in the staff parking lot.

Liam H. Flake

Band students rehearse marching in the staff parking lot.

Liam H. Flake

Liam H. Flake

Band students rehearse marching in the staff parking lot.

Liam H. Flake

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  • Band students set their instruments aside along the edge of the gym during their warm-ups and stretches.

  • Marching Band students line up in the gym, awaiting instruction.

  • Visual Caption Head Sal Hernandez explains directions for the next warm-up.

  • Band students chasse-passe across the gym in lines.

  • Students stretch in uniform rows for warm-ups.

  • In synchronization, students lean into “star pose” as their warm-up comes to a close

  • Students file out of the gym and head out to the Marching Band field.

  • Emerging from between trees and following the side of the building, students approach the band field.

  • Pit members having departed, students line up in the staff parking lot to practice marching sans instruments.

  • Given a five minute period, students break into sections to master new marching moves.

  • Students set aside water bottles and instruments while practicing marching.

  • Senior drum major Jessie Griffith stands atop a podium in front while the band marches.

  • Pit members stand at attention.

  • Soloist Will Sessions awaits his time for glory.

  • Marching Band runs through one of the movements of their performance, complete with Color Guard.

  • Students fraternize throughout the arts halls during their half-hour lunch, self-divided by age and section.

  • Students use the last remaining free minutes of lunch break to refill on water.

  • Tuba player Kenny Hotra stands attentively, sousaphone ready.

  • Trumpetist Maren Hartley warms up her instrument for practice

  • The clarinet sections plays unabashedly in the summer afternoon heat.

  • Trombones play proudly along with the rest of the band.

  • Color Guard waves colorful flags through the last light of the day.

  • As the sun goes down and flood lights come on, the band relocates their rehearsal, all instruments and pit equipment included, to the school’s football field.

  • Their practice coming to a close for the day, students swarm around to hear the directors’ announcements.

  • Band uniforms await the marching season in the uniform room.

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