Opinion: What has the Marching Band Up To?

The Lampeter-Strasburg High School has many activities and events, one of these is the marching band. The marching band can be important at a football game because we are the entertainment.

Marching band does come with practice and commitment, but it is worth it because it is enjoyable and it is something to be proud of. If you join the marching band you are bound to meet new people and make new friends, everyone in the marching band is kind, inclusive, and accepting. 

In the marching band, when you play you feel like you have a bigger purpose and impact in the band, also it is more fun when you are playing and moving at the same time!

Not only do we get to spend time with our marching band friends at games but we also have pool parties and fun activities like that. The longer you are in the marching band the more inside jokes and games you pick up, for example, we have this joke/game where we put clothespins on people, without them noticing. Being in the marching band will definitely impact your years (in a positive way of course). 

 Each instrument group has its own section, for example, I am in the clarinet group, we each get a section shirt.

Now, for the marching band attire! The attire is what makes it look amazing on the field. The black pants that look like snow pants are called bibs. Then we have our jackets, the gauntlets, and gloves, which have holes in the fingers, so we can still play. We have hats with white plumes in them. Our shoes that we wear are called dinkles.

The opinions of the stated author do not constitute an official position of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District or of the LS News editorial board.

--By Isabella Salinas, LS News reporter

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