Personally, speaking, I think this was one of the best fall band concerts at Fairmont High School – and they always give great concerts. All the concert bands – AM Concert Band, PM Concert Band, Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble were outstanding with each of their two pieces presented. The musical line-up was entertaining, and a nice mix.
The tradition that caps off the concert is the marching band’s entrance into Trent Arena (however, they did not march in this year) to perform some of pre-game, and then, the last run through of their fall competition show. I always find this a bit sad because this moment truly is the end of the season, and one of the first marked beginnings of the end for the seniors.
After the concert, the Haas family hurried to Friendly’s for our traditional post-concert ice cream (which has become our post-concert supper). Joining us this year: The Rogers Family – Pati, Mike, Nick, Ema; The Blunt Family – Steve, Dee, Casey, Dawson, Grandma Delores; and The Halls – Ron, Stephanie, Jillian, and Grandma Judy. Lot’s of fun, and laughter.
Here’s to the end of a great marching band season!