Photos by Tori Roberts
by Analise Book
This past Saturday, the Highlander Band and Emerald Guard marched their way to the Lucas Oil Stadium where they competed at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) State competition for the seventh consecutive year.
Although the band did not finish as well as they had hoped to, they believed this season overall has been one of the most successful seen in recent years. Their enigmatic theme and months of hard work helped them receive 5th place at the competition.
“I was a little disappointed [with the placement] because we had such a great season, but [I am] still super proud of the band being a part of the top five bands of the state,” said sophomore Nick Huber.
by Analise Book and Allie Lincoln
photos by Analise Book
Over a hundred students rush from the field anticipating their much needed water break after hours of running the exact same section of the show over and over again. The scalding sun beats down on senior Josh Poynter’s already sunburnt skin. However, he is able to endure these long weeks in order to be able to hold his position in a group of well over 150 of his peers.
“FC’s marching band has spent the past couple of years on its way up, and I think this group is perpetuating that just fine. Some of the musical and physical demands in this show are challenging to say the least, and everyone’s usually on point,” he said.
Photos by Wyatt Cherry
By Peter Hyle and Analise Book
160 students moving in one synchronized motion. 160 students creating one single sound. For the largest FC marching band seen in 20 years, this is the fifth consecutive year making it to state.