Marching to greatness

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The percussion section finishes their performance during the final moments of the show. The band’s performance symbolised friendship and making bonds.

Maisie Westerfield

After performing during the Homecoming game, the Tribe of Pride competed in their second competition of the season in Toledo, OH. The band placed sixth overall.

“This year’s show is all about friendship and bonds, and the fact that all of us are tied together in some way. This show is pretty different from a lot of Lake Central shows in style and presentation, so it’s a cool change of pace,” Castin York (9) said.

The band competes during the fall in competitions around the Midwest. Their final competition will be in November.

“We actually put energy into our final performance and that was something we’d been lacking. We have a long way to go, but I think that if we put energy into everything, then the improvements will sort of make themselves,” York said.

Every year a competition falls during the Homecoming dance, so the band members throw their own dance instead. Even though she is missing the dance, Cassidy White (10) isn’t bothered by it.

“I honestly don’t mind missing Homecoming because it’s just one school dance. There will be others, but each performance is amazing. [It] only happens once. I’d take a show over a dance any day,” White said.

The marching band and color guard will be traveling to Ill. on Oct. 7 for their third competition.

“This season is special because this is the largest the guard has been in quite a few years so we have a really big field presence, which is great. I have high hopes for the rest of the season and am really excited to see where this show takes us,” White said.