Practice Makes Perfect

“Practice like you’ve never won, perform like you’ve never lost,” senior and trumpet section leader Chance Inman, quoted from band director Brad Glore. As the Central Marching Rebels focus on their upcoming competition, they create not only an amazing band, but a family.

As the band practices to their best potential to make it to the top in the Farmington Marching Invitational, they have hit some bumps. They have managed to fix them and are willing to give it their all this Saturday, September 16th. Preparing themselves for the competition takes a lot of focus, giving up almost every weekend and waking up early for morning and evening practices.

“I don’t wake up at 5:30 for nothing,” Trumpet section. (insert IMG_9000)

“It’s really tiring to wake up early and practice so much but it’s worth it knowing the hard work pays off to influence others with our music and to be able to participate in so many activities,” Abby Fitzgerald.

The band and bands from many other schools will make their way to Farmington High School Saturday morning. The judges will watch and listen to the way the bands play. While receiving an honest judgment, they learn from each competition and work on what areas they weren’t the best in. A few things the judges may look for which are easy to mess up are posture, horn angle, and marching in tempo.

According to Director Brad Glore, “The Marching Rebels are working really hard and accomplishing a lot on the show. We are farther along in our preparations for our Saturday competitions than we have been in a long time. I think if we play our best at all of our contests we will have a great shot at placing everywhere we go and we will have a chance to win. I think the audience will enjoy our show and appreciate the message that we are conveying.”

The Marching Rebels have decided on a patriotic performance this year. “This year’s show is called Dreams in Red White and Blue. The show is based on Patriotic music and the theme highlights the great patriotic music that has been written about our great nation,” stated Mr. Glore.

The band only performed Part 1 and Part 2 of their show as they did at the weeks before Friday night game. The marching band won 1st in Show and Music and 2nd in Drumline and Guard. If you would like to show your support for the Marching Rebels, come out and cheer them on at the next show at Potosi!