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Wayne County Band is looking toward the 2015 season

Wayne County Band is looking toward the 2015 season

            The 2015 band season is starting strong. The 71-member band has worked for three weeks this summer on their new show “Aurantia, The Yellow Spider”. The high-energy show depicts how humans think of spiders: We are often fearful when we know there is nothing to be fearful of.

            This year’s band is “pretty veteran”, according to Band Director Andy Critz. They are used to the hard work that comes with band camp. The students work vigorously for three weeks, first working on fundamentals and gradually working toward memorization of the new music and choreography. To get to a finished band show, it takes “a lot of tweaking”, says Critz.

            It takes a host of people to create a marching band show, and Wayne County Schools is fortunate to have both alumni and band professionals that help design and orchestrate the program. In addition, schedules and a lot of detail work go into the coordination of the camps and season. Putting a band show together is “quite a process” because all of the musicians are doing different things all at once, explained Assistant Band Director Logan Butler.  

            This is an important year for the band, as it is moving from division 3A to 4A. “Since our school has increased in population, we are moving up. It’ll be a good thing,” Critz stated.

            Putting a band show together is “quite a process” because all of the musicians are doing different things all at once, explained Assistant Band Director Logan Butler.  

            The band is excited to perform this year. As always, they will perform at all home games this school year. Their first exhibition will be Friday, July 31, at 5:30 on the practice field between the gym and the middle school. The public is invited to come catch a glimpse of the band’s plans for this year’s show.

 

 

(L-R) Benn Duncan, Instructor Cory Zilisch, Colby Corder, Samantha Dixson, Taylor Davis, Miranda Turner 

(L-R) Benn Duncan, Callie Foster, Colby Corder, Samantha Dixson, & Taylor Davis

Brianna Bybee, Bobby Kinnett, Trey Dishman, Dakota Jones, & Adrianna Jones

Devin Goolsby, Austin Branscum, Brittany Sherman

Abigail Rains & Samuel Zanahua

Samuel Fairchild on the keyboard

Band Director Andy Critz helps a band student

Elsa Dishman practices on her instrument

Instructor Taylor Cook and Lauren Antoine 

Student Savannah Harmon practices on the bells

Instructor Tyler Morgan gives directions to students Aubrey Holt and Gabe Burchett.

Seth McKinsey plays his bass drum.

Sarah Hill and Jordan Foust

Abigail Rains, Samuel Zanahua, and Taylor Cook

Logan Butler reviews some notes with the band members

Colorguard members Leslie Daniels and Bethany Hughes hold their flags at attention

Sophomore Brianna Wray stands at attention

Part of the Brass section

The colorguard moved in sync

 





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