Marching Band Plans For Spring UIL Competitions

Isabel Rafael, Reporter

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Badger Band works to bring out the school spirit in the football stadium every Friday night. The performances get the crowd on their feet cheering for their team and applauding for their band. 

This year marching band will not compete at State, but they will compete next year. They will attend UIL contests, however, at the beginning of March. So far this year the band has attended the Liberty Hill Marching Festival and trophies at the competition. Out of all the bands that competed in Liberty Hill, the Badger Band came in second. Head band director Bonnie Oreka feels confident with the progress along the year.

“I’m really happy with the progress that we’ve made, especially since we had a lot of freshmen come in, and they’ve had to get accustomed to the schedule,” Oreka said.“We weren’t sure how this year was going to go, but seeing how they perform out on the field, even at practice, is great.” 

This year’s halftime show is based off the Marvel movies soundtrack. The theme was chosen by band directors Eduardo Zambrano and Caden Fletcher. Oreka decided to allow it because the students enjoyed playing the music, as well as the movies. 

“I had never seen any of the Marvel movies until this summer, but I saw how excited all of the kids were on making it our halftime show performance so I just went along with it,” she said. “I wanted to do something fun, and I really think the kids enjoy playing the music.”

Drum Major and senior Miguel Cazares enjoys getting to lead the band during performances. Although this is Cazares’ final year in high school band, he has high hopes for his band to excel in next years competitions. 

“So far we’re doing really good, and I’m proud of everyone,” he said. “Getting to lead the band every Friday night is great, and I really appreciate everyone that takes their time and supports the band.”

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