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Thursday August 31, 2017 at 4:12pm Age: 1 year
Category: High School, District


The threat of rain kept them from taking their brass to the football field and practicing their marching steps. But that didn't dampen their enthusiasm and band teachers were pleased with their performance. “Not bad for their first day,” Mr. Horner observed, following a rendition of “Ghostbusters” during today’s marching band camp.


Each year the high school band program hosts the camp to help student musicians get ready to perform at the home varsity football games. 


Band leaders – a.k.a. drum majors – teach new members the band’s marching technique and direct the rehearsals. Together they practice all of the music to be played in the stands as "pep" music and work on the musical numbers for the half-time performance.


“It’s an amazing opportunity to lead these amazing students,” said drum major Sierra Catletti. “We love conducting and we love music, that’s why we do it.”

“It’s a big responsibility and I felt some stress in the beginning, but I quickly got the hang of it, and it’s a lot of fun,” said co-conductor, Nicole Martinez.

Band boosters, led by Mr. and Mrs. Haber, volunteered their time to organize, set up and serve lunch to all participating students. The Habers are also responsible for helping to fit and distribute the band’s dashing uniforms.

The Warrior Marching Band’s first performance is Fri., Sep. 22, at the John Bell Athletic Field when Minisink’s Warriors will play against the Valley Central. GO WARRIORS!