A day with the marching band

Sara Kracke and Anaita Mistry

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  • The AVHS marching band practices marching in time, an integral part of the show.

  • Solo shot of senior drum major, Julia Szambelan (’22), conducting the band to success.

  • Principal Butterfield admiring the band as they play and perform their 2021 fall show.

  • The drum line is an integral part of the band, providing a beat and rhythm to the show.

  • The colorguard intensely learns to put choreography to music, accentuating the show with billowing flags.

  • Trumpets performing with drum major in the background, making sure they’re in their perfect spots.

  • Between drills players take time to correct their mistakes and perfect their technique.

  • Colorguard member tossing her rifle in the air, clearly demonstrating the saying “practice makes perfect.”

  • Band directors chat with the students after practice on their performance, reflecting on what they could do better.

  • The colorguard meet with the captains to reflect on show performance and listen to announcments.