Marching Band season is in full swing in Cheshire just ask anyone living within five square miles of the high school since mid-August.
This season, the 77 or so ensemble is working on a three piece movement entitled Shipwrecked written by its jovial leader John Kuhner. Next Saturday- October 13th- the Ram Band will be the host to its annual pride and joy Music in Motion.
Whereas the student/musicians on the field are the product Ram Band is a complex organization with paid staff and many dozens of volunteers. It is, from my observation, a study in controlled chaos.
Come over Saturday anytime between 4 and 11PM and you'll see what I mean. At the same time there will be the bonus of seeing some of the best marching bands in the state. Tip, see Gilbert.
Goodies and treats too numerous to list in this posting will be available.
Over the past two months the band has performed in three competitions, entertained at all public schools and the Fall Festival. There is also the requisite appearances at two football home games. The marching band musicians also perform throughout the game as part of a mildly rowdy Pep Band. Oh and a couple hundred hours of practice....
Regardless, this blog will be about the players, the trials and even the tribulations of Ram Band. There will be several parent writers and lots of photos from parents and (not a misprint) a professional , Kevin Bartram. And of course, the readers will make comments.