Nov 15, 2010 12:25 AM by Chris Welty
It's a welcome fit for the football team, but this welcome is for the Lafayette High School Marching Band, back from Indiana where more than 90 bands went to toot their own horn as they competed for the top spot.
280 students from LHS took part in the trip, and Spencer Hugson, a freshman says "I think we did really well." And... they did pretty well, placing 22nd in a field of 90, if anything making a name for the Hub City. Principal Dr. Patrick Leonard, had the opportunity to travel with the band and says "We get a chance to let people know where Lafayette High is and the type of program that we have here."
Students that we spoke with say that the LHS Band is all about family, and as Alexandra Alvarado, a junior says "We really do become like family...you can always go to them and say hey guess what we just did! I'm glad I can share that with these people."
But since the heat of summer this family has been working together non-stop, practicing for each and every performance. Alexander Agent, a senior, says that "we have rehearsals usually Tuesdays and Thursdays, games on Friday, and every once in awhile, we have rehearsals on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It just builds up and builds up.
Building up to a pretty good routine because after all, 22 out of 90 isn't so bad.