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One Village, One Family

Marching Band at States Competition (Photo by Sofia Seneise)

Marching Band at States Competition (Photo by Sofia Seneise)

Marching Band at States Competition (Photo by Sofia Seneise)

Marching Band at States Competition (Photo by Sofia Seneise)

Sofia Senesie, Staff Reporter

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Know the saying “it takes a whole village to raise one child?” Well, it takes a whole village to create more than a band.

Seniors and section leaders Rosiemarie Caffiero and Sydney Thompson break down what it’s like and what it takes to be in a marching band family.

Both Thompson and Caffiero said that the directors tell each member to try their hardest in working as a team. One person is not supposed to shine on their own. In the Blue Streak Marching Band it’s not all for one, but one for all.

The directors, said Caffiero and Thompson, always tell everyone to leave everything off of the field and only bring show energy onto it. They also made it fun with carrying in traditions and cheesy jokes.

Both girls agreed that the Mount Olive Competition was their best performance because each section worked diligently on what they needed to do in order to have a great show.

The band is driven by tradition. Each section has a special chant they do before they go on to perform and then the entire band does one together as a whole.

“We always do our section cheer,” said Thompson. “It really gets us excited to perform.”

“Section leaders give their section a motivational pep talk and do a section cheer. The piccolos also sing theme songs to our favorite shows,” said Caffiero, “In order to get ourselves pumped and let some unfocused energy out before the show.

The band has more strengths than weaknesses. Caffiero said the only weakness is when there is a lack of passion and pride.

“I think that our weaknesses are not in the music or drill themselves,” said Caffiero. “but in lack of Blue Streak pride and love that we are supposed to have for the sport.”

Both Thompson and Caffiero said that the effort from all members both old and new this year was phenomenal. All the band’s goals were met this year, one being breaking their score of 90 at the states competition, and they are so proud of not just their individual sections, but the entire band as well.

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