What else is there to do in small town America on a fall afternoon, or evening in some cases, than head to the local high school football game? While the weather yesterday was less than ideal, the date was set for the annual Band Day. While our school district has an excellent music program, the band for football contests is generally a small pep band. One home game a year for the last four years, the pep band invites all band members from grade 5 up to join the pep band for Band Day.
The music will vary from year to year but the formation is always the same. The group forms an M-E on the football field and then plays a couple pieces. For some of these musicians, it is their first time playing outdoors. For some, it is there first time playing with the “older” kids, many of whom they have never meant. Below is a selection of photos from Band Day – some from inside rehearsal which started at 10:30 am to in the stands to on the field.