Band to participate in CCISD Halftime Showcase


Viviana Farias

The band entertains the crowd and football players at a football game with catchy and upbeat songs.

Daniel Botello, staff writer

To demonstrate the progress of their halftime shows, the CCISD school bands participated in the CCISD Halftime showcase on September 27th at Cabaniss Field.

“The showcase is required of us every year,” Director Shawn Athey said. “Its just like going to football games and pep rallies.”

The showcase is an event where every school in the district sends their marching bands to play their marching shows for this season.

“It’s a little benchmark,” Director Lauren Gutierrez said.

This year, our band will be performing a show Entitled “When the Forest Calls.” As the title implies, the show is forest themed, focusing on a lone baton twirler dancing through a seemingly magical forest, only to have the forest turn evil against her in a dramatic plot twist.

Currently, the show is still a work in progress. However, the band doesn’t have too much to learn still, as it only has one movement left to learn before the UIL Region 14 marching contest.

“I think we’re going slow and steady but that’s okay,” drum major Natalie Ortiz said.

As a result, the band will perform an unfinished version of the show at the showcase. But directors are expecting to finish the entire show by next month.

“No one performs their full show at the showcase because it’s so early,” Athey said.