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CM band preps for season

Cool weather good for band camp

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While most CM students were savoring their last few days of freedom and sleeping until noon, band members were lugging their tubas and drums to the football practice field to prepare for the upcoming marching band season. Band camp started on July 31.

The band’s show is “This Love” and includes five movements.

The band kicked off the week learning the first three movements of their show. Band camp consists of more than just learning to play the songs, and is considerably more physical than many people realize: band members start the day with stretches and conditioning before moving on to marching basics and learning the routines.

The unseasonably cool weather made this year’s camp easier on the students, although the wind blew a shade tent across the field causing some excitement.

While band camp means hard work for everyone involved, there is also quite a bit of fun to be had. Every day of the week had a theme, just like the whole school participates in for Homecoming. On Monday, it was crazy hat day. Tuesday was beach bum day, while on Wednesday everyone wore pink. Thursday, was color day. Lastly, Friday, was Valentine’s Day.
Other fun events included a secret water balloon fight, a taco potluck, and a pool party.

In the end, it was filled with many great moments and passionate people toward the field of music. After all, “We are the sauciest band in town,” said senior Sydney Fowler.

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  1. Emily on August 21st, 2017 9:10 pm

    Nice article Alex! Good to see some support for the sauciest band in town 🙂

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