Long summer days prepares band for Friday nights
By Sean Wyrembelski
Four days of summer. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Heat and marching filled the days.
The Perrysburg High School Marching Band spent time practicing and perfecting Friday’s halftime pieces to be ready for last week’s game. The band had been practicing these songs long before school even started. Even the new members who may have known nothing about marching fundamentals at the time were able to learn whole shows in four days, and a few short practices before hand.
Band members enjoyed the first show of the year, but know it can get better.
“The lines could have been a bit faster, but other than that we had a great performance,” said Connor Redwine who plays the sophomore trumpet.
Senior trumpet players Kayla Lehsten knows it will get better.
“The marching could have been a bit better and so could the sound,” she said. “I think we were a little loud but performance-wise, we really united as a band and there was a single, one person who stood out the most.”
The band played songs that coincide with the theme this year, which is Journey, a very popular band that was formed in the early 70’s that is still popular today. The PHS Marching Band played Anyway You Want It, Don’t Stop Believin’, and Separate Ways.
I have high hopes for this years marching band.
“We had a pretty good performance although there is still room for improvement,” said Joel White, freshmen cymbal player.