Talented directors, greater competition drive high school bands' march to excellence
High school bands in Nebraska have embraced the more competitive atmosphere, fostered in part by a 2010 format change in the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association contest. Above, sophomore Sarah Amavisca and the rest of Elkhorn High School's marching band were up early for practice on Thursday.
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 12:00 am
As high school marching band season enters the home stretch, one thing's clear as a bell: bands are bigger and better than ever.
Crowds at two major area marching contests Saturday — the Omaha Marching Invitational and the Oxbow Marching Invitational in Ashland — will find more complex and theatrical shows, infused with greater detail and quality musicianship.
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Friday, October 18, 2013 12:00 am.