New Band Bleachers

The band gets new bleachers after fundraising efforts

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New Band Bleachers

New Band Bleachers have arrived. The band raised $18000 in fundraisers and donations for the new bleachers

New Band Bleachers have arrived. The band raised $18000 in fundraisers and donations for the new bleachers

Aaron Stewart

New Band Bleachers have arrived. The band raised $18000 in fundraisers and donations for the new bleachers

Aaron Stewart

Aaron Stewart

New Band Bleachers have arrived. The band raised $18000 in fundraisers and donations for the new bleachers

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The LHS marching band has been sitting behind the goalposts playing pep toons for a few years. The band has grown steadily over the years to where the have spilled over into band chairs and an old set of bleachers that was close to falling apart. The band has been using the bleachers for over several years and to fix this problem the band raised money, $18,000 to be exact, through donations and fundraisers to pay for a new set of bleachers.

Last year they were bringing 35-40 chairs down for the low reeds (Low voices of the woodwind section), sousaphones (which is similar to a tuba) and color guard students. The flutes occupied a set of bleachers over 12 years old and had become unsteady.

Yes very much so. We have way outgrown our old set a long time ago. We have been needing to take 35-40 chairs for every football game. We are happy we won have to do that anymore because it was definitely time. I’m looking forward to seeing the band in the bleacher next Friday, said band director Mr. Stewart.

Prior this year, the seniors in the band were accustomed to the old set p. Clarinet senior Maddie Fredrick has been in the marching band since her freshman year and was accustomed to the old set up of the clarinets sitting in the middle of the bleachers. This year this has changed as the Clarinets are now sitting in the top right of the bleachers under the colorguard.

I truly love the new bleachers, but it just won’t be the same anymore with all of us sitting together. We don’t have as much “room” anymore, Frederick said.

In the past, baritone players sat toward the front of the bigger set of bleachers and were crammed in with the rest of the band. Much like the seniors, this is a big change since the majority of their time in high school was spent in the old set up. This year they sit in the same spot but has much more space.

I am very happy about the new bleachers. We can actually sit down and have plenty of space to move and not be right up against somebody else. We also don’t have to worry as much about hitting someone or their instruments because of the amount of space, said junior Jade Humphreys.

Previously, the colorguard sat in the extra chairs that were brought down before home football games. In the new bleachers set up, the Colorguard now sits up in the top row.

I like that we got new band bleachers but don’t like where the color guard sits because now all that time and effort we put into dancing to the pep music we don’t get to do, said Kari Howe, 10.