Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017 Marching Band Season Underway!

Our Spartan Sound 2017 marching band completed their band camp on Tuesday with an indoor music performance after heavy rains, thunder, and lightening cancelled the annual outdoor parent preview.  Thankfully the skies cleared in time for the pool party.

The band's 2017 halftime/competition show, titled "Imagination!", is an custom arrangement from composer Ben Hylton, with percussion parts arranged by Cisco Hance.  The music is based on the song "Pure Imagination", from the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The arrangement explores various tempos, moods, and styles of music.  The show will include solos by Jack Keoseyan on alto sax, Carina Blomberg on trombone, and Stuart Rodgers on mellophone. Drill design by Brad Slusarczyk, guard choreography and instruction by Gina Frankenberg.

The band begins their season at the first home football game on August 18 and will also march in the annual Matthews Alive parade on September 2.  The Union County Marching Band Preview will be at Marvin Ridge HS on Saturday, September 16.

The marching band will attend the following competitions this year:

September 23 @ District 3 Stadium - Rock Hill, SC
October 7 @ Forestview HS - Gastonia, NC
October 14 @ North Gaston HS - Gastonia , NC
October 21 @ East Rowan HS - Salisbury, NC
October 28 @ Porter Ridge HS - Indian Trail, NC