Marching Band preparing for upcoming marching season

Daniel Botello, Assistant editor

credits: Amanda Sullivan

The Screaming Eagle Band will perform its latest UIL marching show entitled “Age of Invention” on Oct. 17. The show serves as their song of choice for this year’s UIL marching competition, as well as the halftime entertainment at football games. 


 “It’s certainly different, we have a younger group of students who haven’t performed at a UIL marching show,” Assistant Director Eric Lara said. “With that freshness we have more of an opportunity for learning that will set us up for the future.”


To ensure a win at the contest, the drum majors and band directors have been working hard to come up with new strategies and teamwork.                        


“We have been making very big and small adjustments due to COVID,” Drum Major Catarina Martinez said. “Because of this we can’t practice inside as we would normally do.”


Students have also been putting in their fair share of work for this season’s competition. From morning rehearsals every day at 5 a.m., to summer band practices, and even optional rehearsals during power hour and after school, the marching band students have been working around the clock to ensure that they take home superior ratings this season. 


“I just got put on a new instrument, and I’m not very used to this instrument with the marching style that i have to do”


While this season is certainly a challenge, the students are working hard to perfect their music and drills to ensure a win at the contest.