LRHS band begins practice

 Marissa Briggs-Mustangs Ahead

LRHS band director Ron Lambert is ready to lead the school’s musicians in this unusual year.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Marching Mustangs Marching Band held its first in person practice of the season on Thursday, Aug. 27..

Band members and staff were required to wear masks when not playing an instrument and remain a socially distant six feet apart.

As an added precaution all wood and wind instruments were required to have a cover over the opening end of their instrument to prevent the spread of germs as much as possible.  

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Despite the restrictions put in place due to Covid-19, band members are preparing for the upcoming football and sports seasons. They have practiced the famous cadence and stand tunes that Mustangs hear at every school event.

Junior Zoe Pugliesi is excited to start playing with her fellow percussionists this year. “I am looking forward to being back with my family and seeing them. Even if we can’t do everything we did in the past, I am excited to just be back playing music with them,” she said.

The Marching Mustangs plan on continuing their in-person practices from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday,