In My Own Words: One Last Time - Final marching band performance of 2019

In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Kira Fritz recalls her experience at the final marching band performance of 2019.

Today, I want to tell you about our last marching band performance of the 2019 Marching band. That day was filled will so many emotions but, let's start at the beginning.

It all started when we had all reported in the band room around 11 am to get our uniforms on and to be able to do a run-through before getting on the buses to McCaskey for the LMBC coalition, which is where our last performance took place.

When we got there, we had got off the buses and went straight to the field to practice the song for the mass band performance that every marching band that had come to participate in the coalition gets to perform a song all together. 

We were all practicing there for about an hour and a half. Then we got to take our instruments back in their cases and go eat Issac's sandwiches that the coalition had provided all of the band members, and listen to our seniors give their senior speeches.

Before we had started eating, Mr. Royer brought us to a beautiful shaded area to all sit down for the speeches. When we all got settled down, the speeches had started, and there were so many inspirational speeches that were all so genuine and heartfelt.

A lot of the seniors have talked about how the marching band was not like any other club or sport. They discussed how everyone in it felt like a family. This feeling came from all of the hours that we spent together from July until that moment. We have all bonded so well and made memories that will last us all a lifetime.

After all of the speeches and a few tears shed, it was time for our final performance altogether. From the moment we stepped onto the field until the time we stepped off, our show was filled with energy. All of us wanted this performance to be the best one we have had! Everyone agreed that it was the best show of the season, and it was because we had all put our hearts into it to try and make it the best. We all wanted to make ourselves and each other proud of all we had accomplished throughout the entire season.

It was an exceptional season. I am glad that I was able to spend my first year of marching band with all of these fantastic people. The moments that we have all shared together on that day can never be replaced, and I am glad I was able to be a part of this fantastic family.

In My Own Words is a first-person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students' activities.

--By Kira Fritz, LS News reporter

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