CA House Band of the Week: Cameron Dragons

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Introducing the Cameron Dragons Marching Band this week’s CA House Bank of the Week.

They’re a small group of 13 people, but they know how to put on a great show.

Band Director, Jewlina Matthews says she has a lot of 7th and 8th graders and a couple of 9th graders but more juniors than anything else this year.

This is her first year as the band director, but Matthews can already see the potential with her students.

“They work so hard, and I love that about them,” she said. “They’ll just keep up the good work and impress the rest of the Cameron community I hope.”

This year’s halftime show will be spanning through several decades. Their show includes,”You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Louie, Louie,” and “Vida la Vida.”

“With the music we’ve gotten together, I think we’ve got a pretty good halftime show all things considered with circumstance,” said Junior trombone player Cole Swartz. 

Even though there are not too many of them, the band said that’s actually an advantage because it brings them closer together as a family.

“We’re all friendly to each other here and we all help each other out,” added Senior trumpet player Sadie Proctor. 

Besides putting on a great halftime show and meeting new people, the group said that band allows them to explore new opportunities and build character.

Proctor says, “It gives you more confidence in life and possibly make you smarter,” Proctor added.

“There’s the different styles you’ll get introduced to, the different places you’ll get to go, trips to be performed, and places you’ll get to see while getting to bring your own music for those people for them to enjoy as well as getting to enjoy as well as getting to show off everything you’ve worked so hard to put together,” said Swartz. 

The marching band will be performing this Friday at their home football game when takes Conotton Valley at 7 ‘o clock.

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