All through the years, the Chisum Excessive College marching band has been identified for its elaborate exhibits and presence on the sphere throughout halftime at soccer video games.
This season isn’t any totally different for CHS band director John Marsh, alongside along with his Assistant Director Cody Vorwerk and Guard director Trevelyan Marsh.
This yr’s management committee is made up of Janeth Ovando, Emma Brandt, Kyndin Spethman, Justin Ferguson, Jacee Michaud, Kason Fortner, Rachel Ovando, Nolan LaRue, Kadence Marsh and Reagan Frey.
In complete there are 60 members of the CHS band this season, and other people can anticipate a present each time they see the Mustang band.
“This can be a very close-knit group we have now this season,” John Marsh mentioned. “They’ve been working very exhausting, and we have now some great management all through this program. These youngsters do all the pieces collectively from follow to socializing outdoors of faculty. There’s no cliques and it’s simply great seeing everybody come collectively like they’ve.”
Marsh additionally gave some perception to this system which the CHS band is performing this season.
“Our present this yr is named ‘Interwoven’ and it’s a singular model of program,” he mentioned. “It’s type of based mostly on the idea of a helix. What we imply by that’s the idea of being certain collectively. It’s not tremendous science associated or something. A lot of the present is predicated on a percussion ensemble piece known as ‘Helix’.”
“Our ballad within the center is a pop tune known as ‘Human’ by Christina Perri,” Marsh added. “It’s very totally different, and it’s very percussion pushed and digital heavy. It’s been an entertaining present to this point this season. Individuals are going to listen to lots of totally different sounds from our digital devices. The present you will notice from Chisum may be very totally different than what you may see from lots of different colleges.”
As with every new faculty yr comes an array of challenges in a single type or one other. This season although in preparation for the present, Marsh mentioned there’s been one fixed problem: the sweltering Texas warmth.
“This specific yr has seen us coping with the warmth consistently,” Marsh mentioned. “Clearly we’re in East Texas so it’s going to be sizzling it doesn’t matter what at the moment of the yr. However not like in earlier years we’ve needed to take extra actions with a purpose to guarantee the protection of the youngsters.”
“We’ve performed all the pieces from giving the youngsters neck towels throughout video games, to slicing down follow occasions if we have to,” Marsh added. “Our massive factor is security and we’ve been very proactive in ensuring the youngsters can nonetheless carry out however on the identical time nonetheless be protected. It’s been a problem however we’ve been capable of do lots of good issues.”