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Isabella Heupel – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – During the summer the Marching Mustangs were hard at work practicing for their Fall competition show.

Over the course of two months, the band and color guard had many practices to learn choreography, music, visuals and marching techniques. New members had the opportunity to learn basics needed for the show.

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LRHS guard members pose after summer Marching Mustangs practice.

Their practices consisted of long hot days and nights out on the asphalt and working inside the cafeteria and band room. The band worked outside in the practice parking lot to start learning “drill” for their halftime and competition show.

Band camp lasted from 2 – 9 p.m. with an hour dinner break in between.

“It was pretty exhausting, but it will be all worth it once we get out on the field,” said color guard sophomore Lindsey Mitchel.

The Marching Mustangs practice three days a week after school making it a huge time commitment. Even over the summer with band camp, members had to balance summer assignments, jobs and spending time with family and friends.

Aside from practices over the summer the band also had a water balloon fight, pizza party and an ice cream truck to wrap up the night. Their hard work in the heat during the day paid off.

The band is scheduled to perform their halftime show this Friday Aug. 16 at the varsity football game.

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