Each year, the Marching STORM arrives a few weeks before school starts to start band camp, a week long rehearsal where students organize and practice for the coming year's show. This year's show, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is set to wow the crowds with a marching band full of wonderful and creative student musicians.
You can catch the Marching STORM as they play during every home football game, performing during the halftime show and pumping up the crowd with their “Storm Shorties.”
We caught up with Fine Arts Director Mr. John Gorecki and he commented on his thoughts for the start of this band season. He said “I am very happy with the band's progress this season. Marching band can be a difficult activity - students have to think about the music they are playing, their horn and body position, their marching technique, where they are going in the drill, and when to stop and start moving. My expectation is that they give their best effort each day at rehearsal, and come on time and prepared. We have an excellent group this year and I know they will do great things at our two competitions!”
Students in the Marching Band love to be a part of Mr. Gorecki's program and Sophomore Caleb Incarnato who plays tuba in concert band and sousaphone in the marching band had some wonderful things to say about his love of band. Caleb said “that ever since I joined In 5th grade, I have enjoyed being apart of the band and the experience of Marching Band.”
The Marching Storm has many performances throughout the year, but the ones that they really look forward to are the competitions. Their first competition is on Saturday, Sep. 22 at Mt. Zion High School. Come out and see this year's performance and cheer on the Storm as they march their way to another victory (fingers crossed).