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Marching Huskies See Results After a Summer of Hard Work

And the Trumpets They Go- The Tuscarora Marching Huskies performed part of their show “Brava” along with the color guard for the students of Tuscarora High School. “Brava” is the show that was written by the band director Katie Newmiller. “…With all the noise from the student body, it’s hard to tell how it sounds but as far as i could tell it sounded good,” said Alex Diviney, a marching husky that plays bass drum. Photo by: Sara Koochagian

By Ciara Reed

As a result of Homecoming taking place so early this year, the Marching Huskies had to practice and work quickly and effectively in order to prepare for the upcoming dance related events. Amongst others, the Tuscarora Marching Huskies have the responsibility of providing musical entertainment during the Homecoming pep rally and the halftime period of the football game.The Homecoming pep rally and football game are two extremely important performances for the band, that allow them to showcase their talents to the student body as well as the new show, Brava for this year’s much anticipated competitive season.

As a nationally ranked band, and participants in a prestigious parade to be held in Hawaii this year, the Marching Huskies have very high expectations and aspirations. This year, band director, Katie Newmiller chose the Italian Opera, Brava, and will be playing a portion of it during the Homecoming festivities. The band practices every day for over two hours to ensure their readiness for the upcoming competitions and performances. In preparation, the band had an extra rehearsal where they learned the new setup for the halftime show and the music that accompanied the announcements of the Homecoming Queen. In addition to the band, are the color guards who perform their flag routine along with the first movement of Brava. “I loved performing and showing off what we’ve all worked really hard on. Another plus is that I get to do what I love with my best friends,” said senior Emily Treanor about her love for the Homecoming events.

Although the Marching Huskies are extremely busy with competitions approaching, they are still fully dedicated to putting on amazing performances for the student body to enjoy. The Homecoming festivities allow the band to preview their new show, as well as practice for their highly anticipated Hawaii trip. In order to rally up excitement and support from their peers, the Marching Huskies have also enacted a mini spirit week to promote their performance at the Pearl Harbor Memorial parade. Starting next week Wednesday the band will be having dress up theme days, selling Hawaiian t-shirts, and donuts to fund their travels and raise school awareness of their accomplishments. The Marching Huskies are fully committed to performing for the student body with their musical talents as well as maintaining an impressive reputation for the school’s band program, so make sure to purchase a t-shirt and wish them good luck this season.


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