Munford High School Band
August 22, 2013 • 1 Comment
The members of a marching band could definitely be considered Musical Athletes. Yesterday while I was photographing the noon-time practice session I recalled memories of the 100 degree summer days we had last year. The temperature wasn't that hot yesterday, but the humidity seemed really extreme. I was sweating just standing taking photos. The camera and lens can be quite heavy, but I'm not marching and playing music at the same time like the marching band members.
As I photographed students marching and playing music I'm just amazed how they could keep up in the heat while carrying some of the heavier instruments. There are tubas that have to be played while marching, drums that have to carry the beat and the color guard has to make some amazing moves with flags and guns. Then there are all the horns and woodwinds and I wonder how they can keep step while blowing out all that air to make beautiful music without falling over in the heat.
These kids work hard and it takes a lot to keep a marching band going. Please support the Munford High School Band by purchasing items from one or all of the fundraisers. The band also has sponsorship opportunities. If you are local you can support the band by showing up for the Munford vs. Covington football game on Friday, August 23rd (or any home football game) and buy something from the Spirit Items Table (located near the stadium entrance) or the Band Concession Stand located on the visitor side of the stadium. The funds are used to buy uniforms, pay for transportation, maintenance, etc. Most of all it helps keep musical education going and gives students the opportunity to learn responsibility, perserverence, respect, determination, confidence, courage, and honor.
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If I lived in the area, I would be at any event the Marching Band performed. I was at a few practices last summer in the drastic heat and was amazed by the kids perserverance, attitude and discipline. Munford has a lot to be proud of and I hope the community shows their support for the high school Marching Band. I look forward visiting the area soon to watch their performance.
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