This week’s Jennie Stuart Orthopedic – Michael Venable State Farm Player of the week is not just one player, but a whole band of players themselves.
Christian County High School’s Colonel Band has had a very successful marching season.
On top of multiple Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion awards, the band most recently had a great showing at the Bands of America Grand Nationals inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Colonels finished 36th overall out of 92 bands, were six spots away from advancing to the semifinal, and 0.65 points away from an exhibition spot.
Some members of the band took some time during class this week for an interview.
When asked about the work the band put in to have such a successful year, seniors Connor Brown and Katie Cunningham discussed the changes that were made on and off the field this season.
When it comes to marching band, there can be a lot of speculation as to how hard it is and the undemanding nature it has compared to other high school extra-curricular activities.
Senior color guard members Erica Baker and Katie Cunningham explained just how strenuous the marching band work and schedule can be.
One moment in the interview that really stood out, was junior Lacy Stewart’s response to being asked her favorite part being in marching band. For Stewart seeing her teammates, specifically being the freshman, improve throughout the season puts the biggest smile on her face.
When one practices so much at a craft, improvement in inevitable, and senior Landon Boyd feels he’s taken big steps since his beginning marching days.
Colonel Band director Anthony Darnall talked about the season as a whole and the pride he has for what the band achieved this year.
Piggybacking off of some of the band members, Darnall explained how much time and effort is put into the season, including early mornings and late nights.
With a great culture already built, Darnall plans to continue Colonel Band’s tradition of excellence, and looks forward to having another great marching season next year.
Although the marching season is over for Christian Co., a plethora of notes are left to be played this school year, as there will be many concerts and recitals to attend.
For information and updates on Colonel Band follow their Facebook page @Christian County Colonel Band.