Percussionists Picking Up New Show

Special to the PRESS

All members of the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band have reported and are hard at work learning the show they will use this coming marching season.

The percussionists first started getting together at the school band halls even before the Fourth of July and, so far this summer, have been working entirely indoors.  Working in sections, the band has been learning the music in the two main halls and in adjacent rooms.  Marching fundamentals are practiced in the cafeteria.

“UIL (University Interscholastic League) allows us so many hours of marching fundamentals prior to August 1st,” head director of bands Scott Hartsfield said this week.  “So we’re doing fundamentals in the cafeteria in the morning, just for better retention because it’s been so hot outside.  Then, when August one hits we’re definitely outside on the field.”

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