Freezing rain reschedules band concert


By Michael Pepin

On Thursday Feb. 21, all after school activities taking place after 5:30 p.m. were cancelled due to the prediction of freezing rain.  This included the band spring concert, also known as the POPs Concert.

“I had seen the weather forecast and I was not at all surprised by their decision.  I think they did the right thing, even though the freezing rain never really came,” said band director Harold Yankee.

The rain started around 5 p.m. and continued off and on for several hours, however in many areas it was just rain because the temperature was not right for the precipitation to freeze.

“I am really glad that they cancelled the concert, by the time I got home it there was a thin layer of ice on our driveway already. I know that some areas received next to nothing, but that just comes with freezing rain I guess,” said senior Zachary Butcher.

This is the first time in Floyd Central history that this particular concert had to be rescheduled due to weather. Yankee explains that nearly twenty years ago a band concert was cancelled on account of a tornado warning, but that is the only other time any concert has ever been cancelled and rescheduled.

“I can remember that last year the Parent Show for marching band was cancelled twice on account of heavy rain, but I never thought that the POPs concert would be rescheduled,” said senior Brian Young. “It’s one of those things you think will never happen, then it does.”

The concert has been rescheduled to March 19, nearly a month after its planned time.

“The concert has not really changed anything.  We are just going to keep playing and practicing to get better.  We might try to add a new piece with all the extra time, but otherwise nothing has changed,” said Yankee.

“The weather can’t stop us, only delay us a bit,” said senior Shelby Reynolds.

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