Mustang musicians set for mini-camp and concerts

Markella Paradissis-Wagner – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Marching Mustangs will be working hard at their first mini-camp from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on May 6, 2017, at LRHS.

All 2017 marchers and new marchers will be attending. The mini-camp is important because it establishes the foundation for the marching season in the fall.

“I am extremely excited to work with the new marchers and help teach them the fundamentals of marching. Looking back on freshman year, this first mini-camp was a great experience that gave me a foundation for the rest of the year, so I’m excited to pass that expertise on to a new generation,” said junior trumpet player Anthony Pistella.

Meanwhile, the LRHS Percussion and Color Guard Recital is on May 8, 2017, and the LRHS Concert and Jazz Bands’ Spring Concert is on May 9, 2017, both in the auditorium.

The recital is important because it shows off the talented percussionists and color guard members of the LRHS Band Program.

“I’m excited to showcase the percussion sections and all the hard work we put in,” said sophomore Bri Downey, who will be playing the vibraphone during the recital.

Additionally, the LRHS Spring Concert is the concert bands’ final performance before the year ends.

“I’m a little sad. I want to give a good performance for my last one,” said senior tuba player Robert Myers.