Tori Price – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Marching Mustangs have their Music Performance Assessment (MPAs) this Saturday, and that means drum majors have been working hard at practice.
The drum majors this year are seniors Michael Miller, Grace Hagopian, and Sydney Strimmer.
The band’s drum majors are responsible for managing and conducting the band. During practice, they conduct the group and lead them through the show on the field. Without the drum majors, the band would be lost.
They are also evaluated by how well they conduct at competitions. When being judged, judges look for consistency, how effective cues are and how well their actions dictate what the band does.
Miller says, “As soon as I joined band as a freshman, I knew that being a drum major was something I eventually wanted to be a part of.”
The band will also participate in Music in Motion fundraiser at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. It will be held on the football field at the LRHS stadium.