Winter guard is starting up again for the arts department. It is open for any student in grades 7-12, and there is no previous experience required to join. Informative meetings and rehearsals will be held on November 22 and 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the high school band room for prospective members. These rehearsals will also be open to any students in grades 4-6 who are interested in joining the cadet winter guard. The theme for this year’s show is still undecided.
On Saturday, November 6, The Pride of Paoli Marching Band will be competing in ISSMA State Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This marks the band’s return after a one year hiatus due to COVID.
The Pride will be joined by fellow Orange County bands Orleans and Springs Valley in the day’s competition.
The Pride will be leaving class after lunch on Friday to have their final rehearsal at the band field before State. That evening the band will be traveling to Greenwood, Indiana to go shopping at the Greenwood Mall. After shopping in Greenwood, the band will travel to Columbus North High School where they will be spending the night. That evening they will have their traditional band party, including a senior ceremony.
On Saturday morning the band will begin their morning early at 3:30 a.m. before the competition. The Pride’s performance will be at Lucas Oil Stadium at 10:45 a.m. Tickets to State Finals are available on ticketmaster.com.
Story by Angie Ceja