Words: Thomas Hitt
On the night of Tuesday, October 23, Hammond High School hosted a marching band showcase featuring Wilde Lake, Howard, Hammond, Long Reach, Reservoir, and Centennial.
In past years, Centennial has hosted the marching band showcase. However, this year it took place at Hammond High School.
The marching bands performed according to size, the smallest playing first and the largest playing last. Centennial was the last band to perform for the night, due to the quantity of band members.
The performance started at around 7:00, however Centennial didn’t perform until 8:15.
The performances were extraordinary, showing a great array of talent among members of the marching bands.
After Centennial performed, a fun tradition continued as the drumline from Centennial, Long Reach, and Howard played several different chants and beats as band members gathered around to cheer and clap.
The showcase event was a great opportunity for several marching bands to come out and be supportive of the other groups. This event was also a good opportunity for the marching bands to see what others are performing at halftime shows for home football games.
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