Marching band eager to perform

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead 

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The LRHS Marching Mustangs enjoy hope to build on a successful history.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With a new school year and a new global pandemic, this upcoming year has presented many challenges, but the LRHS Marching Band won’t let it get them down.

The marching band started their in-person practices last week but held virtual practices throughout the summer. Many safety precautions are also being taken as they start practicing again.

“We are taking the safety of our players very seriously and have added new safety precautions. Players temperatures are taken prior to rehearsal, bathrooms are limited, and there are now masks on the woodwind and brass instrument,” explained LRHS band director William Lambert.

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Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday’s 3-5 p.m.

No performance dates have been finalized, but the band will be making appearances at all the home football games and will be keeping an eye out for any community performances.

“I am very excited for the new season for sure, but I am a little concerned due to all that is going on at the moment,” said senior Emma Tullio.

Lambert also plans to unveil new uniforms for the new season and make a significant addition to the traditional stands package.

“I couldn’t be more excited! I love my career because I am able to create a positive environment that benefits student learning and character development,” Lambert said.