KHS Band Incorporates Dance

by Cooper on October 25, 2013

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THE MUSIC DIRECTOR AT KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL SAYS FOOTBALL GAME HALFTIMES AREN’T JUST FOR THE CONCESSION STAND ANYMORE AS THE HIGH SCHOOL’S MARCHING BAND PRESENTS ITS HALFTIME SHOW “THE ELEMENTS OF THE UNIVERSE – EARTH, WIND AND FIRE.”

DR. THERESE DAVISON – A FORMER DRUM MAJOR WHO HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN MARCHING BAND – IS COORDINATING WITH KENNETT’S DANCE TEAM COACH HOLLY FOUGERE – A KENNETT GRAD AND FORMER PROFESSIONAL CHEERLEADER – TO INCORPORATE THE DANCE TEAM INTO MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCES.

DAVISON SAYS THE DANCE TEAM ADDS A THEATRICAL COMPONENT TO THE BAND’S SHOW AS DANCERS PERFORM TO R&B HITS BY EARTH, WIND AND FIRE LIKE “SEPTEMBER” AND “LET’S GROOVE TONIGHT.”

THE KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL EAGLES HOST LACONIA AT HOME FRIDAY NIGHT AND THE HALFTIME SHOW WILL FEATURE TWO DIFFERENT DRUMLINES FROM KENNETT. A BRIEF CEREMONY WILL ALSO BE HELD FOR ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES.

THERE ARE 40 WIND INSTRUMENT PLAYERS IN THE MARCHING BAND AND 23 PERCUSSION PLAYERS. THE DANCE TEAM HAS A DOZEN MEMBERS. DAVISON’S GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A STATE OF THE ART MARCHING BAND THAT INCLUDES A COLOR GUARD.

KENNETT BAND MEMBERS RECENTLY PERFORMED AT THE UNIV.OF MASSACHUSETTS BAND DAY AT GILLETTE STADIUM IN FOXBOROUGH – AND IN A BAND SHOW IN DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

DAVISON IS STARTING A BAND PARENTS ASSOCIATION TO HELP WITH LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AND UNIFORM MAINTENANCE.

SHE’S ALSO COMPLETING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MARCHING BAND TO PERFORM ITS COMPLETE HALFTIME SHOW – AS A STAND ALONE PERFORMANCE – AT KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL ON THE AFTERNOON OF NOVEMBER 15, 2013^.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, LINK TO KENNETT’S WEBSITE THROUGH www.sau9.org.

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