Band prepares for the season

Band prepares for the season

Emily Shephard, Co-Editor

The Prowlin’ Growlin’ Wildcat band is under new direction by head band director Kevin Elliston and new assistant band director Anthony Flores.
“I am having the time of my life,” Flores said. “The band is coming along nicely this year.”
The band’s show for this year is “Black Gold,” and is led by senior drum majors Brooke Rice, Carolina Olivias-Hernandez and Chance Harmon.
“This year, by far, has been the best year in my four years.” Harmon said. “We have gotten so far marching wise, fundamental wise, and music wise. It is mind boggling.”
This year the band is also introducing a mission statement for the year: “We are striving to improve our program by creating a family environment, through communication, time management, participation and discipline.”

We expect everyone this year to try their best.”

— Senior Chance Harmon

“By doing so, we can have the best year we have ever had.”
Last year the band didn’t advance, but sophomore Chase Curry is hopeful for this season.
“We have made so much progress,” Curry said. “There’s a high chance of advancing this year.
The band also played a preview of their show at Meet the Wildcats.
“We were thrilled to be able to give the fans a preview of our show,” Flores said. “We will have the first half of the show on the field by the first football game.”