Band marching for possible semi-final spot

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The LRHS Marching Mustangs are preparing for state competition.

Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Marching Mustangs Band is competing in their final competition of the year Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) in Orlando, FL.

If the band places in the top five places for their 4A level they will move from semifinals to the final competition in Daytona, FL. There, the top five bands will compete for first place.

Snare drummer senior Samuel Lesak is looking forward to performing on the field for the last time and hopes to make it his best and most impressive performance.

The band will leave for Orlando on Friday Nov. 22 at 8:00 a.m. and have their last rehearsal before watching the University of Central Florida’s band perform. From there they will then depart for Daytona where they will spend the night.

The LRHS band’s show, The Angular Objection, is in honor of those the band lost last year. The show is about overcoming loss and grief, and the bands triumph and perseverance through hard times.

On Saturday morning the band will leave Daytona for Orlando and perform in the afternoon where they will receive their results shortly after.

Percussionist Sophomore Kyle Sidnam is ready to showcase all his and the bands dedication to the show.

“I’m ready to put it all out on the field and leave the crowd speechless,” said Sidnam.

Tenor player sophomore Connor Strickland is excited to be performing at FMBC for his second year in a row.

The Marching Mustangs has been rehearsing and practicing their performance since last May and have been attending Saturday competitions since October leading up to the semifinals this weekend.

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