Flashback Friday: Band Geek Edition

This Is Our Story, 1993 (I think)
This Is Our Story, 1993 (I think)

It’s high school football season again, and you know what that means…marching band! I was saddened to learn in back in May that the Blackhawk Brigade wasn’t going to field a marching band this year. There wasn’t enough student interest (remember…we’re an itty-bitty school in the middle of a cornfield) this year. I enjoyed listening to them rehearse during previous Summers and that was something I definitely missed this year. Hopefully they’ll be able to return to competition in 2010.

Although I was always happy to hear them rehearse, I know marching bands aren’t always greeted by their neighbors with open arms. There were many times we’d rehearse outside the Band Room during class time. I guess we were too loud one afternoon because a neighbor came over and got into a big arugument with our band director because she was trying to sleep. Being the obnoxious high school Band Geeks that we were, that just made us play even louder. She eventually drove away, waved a particular gesture at us, and blared her car horn.

At least, that’s what I think she was doing with her horn. I couldn’t hear it because we were playing too loud. 🙂

I believe that was the year we were performing what became my favorite show, which was selections from the musical, City of Angels. I liked the music so much that I went out and bought the soundtrack. I still listen to it on occasion. It was a fun show.

I wish I had a video of that show, but I don’t. If any of you fellow Recovering HHS Band Geeks happen to have a copy of our City of Angels show, I will love you forever if you could get me a digital copy somehow.

But until that time, I guess the Madison Scouts’s version will have to do. 😉

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JULIE BORNEFELD KEMMERER

I REMEMBER THAT SHOW AND THAT DAY…THAT WAS MY FRESHMAN YEAR. I SAW TH GOOD OL WARRIOR COMMAND PRACTICING THE OTHER DAY. IT WAS KINDA SAD THOUGH. THE GUARD WAS BIGGER THAN THE BAND. THINGS HAVE DEFINATELY CHANGED

mattdantodd

Yeah, the Warrior Command has definitely changed over the years, but they’ve been pretty successful in Concert Band season (if I understand correctly).

Plus, they’ve gone to Disney World. 🙂