Marching Band performs with Challenger Band during football game
Blue Thunder Marching Band and Suzanne Middle Schoolâ€™s Challenger Band performed the â€śStar Spangled Bannerâ€ť together at their annual show Thursday, Oct. 17 at Ken Gunn Stadium.
The performance gave Challenger Band an opportunity to see what the high school band program has to offer. The middle schoolers gained insight on how to work in sections as well as Marching Bandâ€™s techniques on where to stand during football game performances.
â€śNext year, when they become freshmen, they can perform the way we do and maybe even better,â€ť trumpet player junior Sam Nuevo said. â€śI think they were excited about it and happy to be performing with us.â€ť
The Challenger Band joined Marching Band in practicing the â€śStar Spangled Bannerâ€ť before the game Thursday, Oct. 17 against Los Altos. Marching Band taught the Challengers how to tune their instruments before practicing other music.
â€śI know a lot of them are really excited when they come over because itâ€™s a lot different than anything they do in middle school,â€ť tuba player senior Nicholas Foord said. â€śBecause of the bigger crowd, they feel like theyâ€™re at a high level.â€ť
Marching Band heads to Suzanne Middle School every Wednesday for Music Mentors, an after school program aimed to help the middle schoolers with their music and answer any questions they have.
â€śTheyâ€™re the future of our band, so we have to make sure theyâ€™re on the right track,â€ť drumline member sophomore Gabriela Darmadi said. â€ťIt was a lot of fun getting to see how much they progressed.â€ť
By Sajjan Sandhu,Â Staff writer
Photo by Isaac Le