Friday, October 25, 2019

Have band, will travel

It happened this fall in Michigan. When the Forest Area Schools didn't have enough students for a football team, they found themselves with a high school band which had no team to play for.  As fate would have it, neighboring Glen Lake school district had a football team, but no student band. The Glen Lake team then invited the Forest Area band to play at their game, and even though the young musicians had to drive an hour to get there, they jumped at the opportunity.

"I absolutely flipped. I was so happy, said a Forest Area senior band student. "It's my last year after playing for six years, and it's important for me to be able to be out there and show people what we can do." Despite being forced to play in the rain, Forest Area nailed the performance, and Glen Lake said they were more than welcome to return and play for more games.

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