The Pride of Paoli Travels to Indianapolis for Bands of America Grand Nationals


Angie Ceja, Paolite Staff Writer

On Friday, November 15, many members of the Pride of Paoli marching band will be taking a field trip to Indianapolis to watch the Bands Of America Grand Nationals Preliminaries. The band will have the opportunity to watch some of the best and biggest bands in the country.

“The trip is important because it allows our marching students to observe high quality performances and to understand where the marching arts are headed from a format and design standpoint. It is important in this activity to stay modern and current, while also retaining the traditions and identity of our program. Going to watch Grand Nationals give us a broad sampling of how other programs are approaching the current trends in the marching and performing arts,” said band director Cory Chapman.

After the competition, the band will be attending a leadership session with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, the Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, which is a musical instrument manufacturing company.

Those going on the trip will be leaving PHS around 7 a.m. and should arrive back to the school around 10 p.m.