Seniors take the wheel

The Hamilton High School Band wrapped up their marching season last Friday, going out in style with a very special event.

As tradition dictates, the band’s normal show became Senior Night. The performance, aside from signaling the last of their marching shows, was a night for the band to take over and just have fun.

“They put a lot of thought into this one,” said junior band member Zach Green in reference to the ’07-’08 seniors. Seniors planned the evening’s events independent of the band’s director, Mr. Joe Herrick.

“The brainstorming took a long time,” explained band senior Anastasia Starrett. The entire process took a period of nearly three months.

The fruits of their labors were a modified, lighthearted version of their halftime show. This year the performance maintained the band’s movie theme by performing skits to match the music.

Spectators watched Darth Vader, Superman, James Bond, and others run about the field, with heroes fighting villains. The band even broke their 007 formation during “Live and Let Die” in favor of a 008 in honor of the seniors. Afterward, the director was promptly silly-stringed.

Festivities continued with a Saturday night costume party. The party pitted costumes such as Rambo, a Jack-o-lantern box, and a pack rat against each other for titles like Most Creative, all to music courtesy of D.J. Herrick.


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