Photo by Taylar Erickson
A CINDERELLA STORY—Sophomore Larren Visser of the color guard leaps into the air during the indoor show matinee for middle school students Wednesday.
Marching band presents indoor show to end season tonight
Event includes all-you-can-eat chicken dinner
By Caitlyn Wolfgang and Marlene Valdovinos
Warrior Marching Band members will end their season tonight as they present their annual Indoor Marching Band Show and Chicken Dinner.
The event will feature a catered all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 5-8 p.m. tonight in the commons, along with two performances of the band’s 2017 show “Rags to Riches: A Cinderella Story” in the auditorium at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
A raffle and silent auction will also take place in association with the show tonight. Tickets are $10 for the show and dinner tonight, and are available at the door.
The show will also feature the band performing the “Star Spangled Banner,” their parade song “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” special features from each section of the band and the school song.
The second concert will end with a slide show highlighting pictures from the season, as well.
Director Kiley Coyne said the season was a good one for the band.
“I think this overall season was amazing,” Coyne said. “We put on an outstanding show and, even though we had a young group, we worked harder than ever and went from taking fourth in our first competition to first in our last competition. I am amazed every day that I get to teach such dedicated students!”
Coyne said it will be a great show.
“The indoor marching show has got to be one my favorite marching band traditions of every season,” she said. “It is so amazing to hear the music they have been working on for six months in surround sound in the auditorium. As an audience member you get to hear each individual part in a way you don’t get to on the field.”
While a fun event, it will a bittersweet one as well.
“It’s the very last thing we do, and is the last marching band performance ever for many seniors,” Coyne said. “It’s a remarkable and sad time for the WHS band all in one night.”
Cassidy Waggoner, a senior saxophone player and drum major, is grateful for the season.
“It’s been truly amazing to work with the people in the band, because of all the talent that they have,” Waggoner said. “Every year new people would come in and you get to see the new talents they bring. Leaving will be sad, realizing that I can’t help this program anymore.”