152 members strong, which means Indian Creek High School’s marching band is loud and proud.
But the Redskins are also one big family with a love for music, which is why seniors said they’re excited for the season.
“Getting to be with all my friends for this final go around, doing every thing last. You know, last first game, last homecoming, things like that,” said Natalie Wood, a senior tuba player.
“I’m really excited. We have a lot of good shows planned this year. We get to do senior show and all the shows from my freshman year. So, it’s going to be fun,” added Carly Jo Laughery, a senior clarinet player.
This season, you can hear the Redskins playing some classic hits such as September and Are You Gonna Be My Girl.
But Band Director Donald R. Llewellyn Jr. said it’s not just about the music.
He believes it’s all about inspiring excitement within the students.
“Basically, I want to give them what I got out of music. I want them to have fun. I want them to be excited about band and playing an instrument. Just learning music and marching, that’s what we’re doing this semester,” Llewellyn said.
Llewellyn has spent the past 17 years leading the band: teaching them about responsibility, passion and of course, good music.
Those lessons are something seniors said they’ll take with them to college and they’re hoping to pass on before they leave.
“I think that we’re doing a pretty good job of building up the younger kids, the freshman and the sophomores, of becoming leaders and being able to lead the band,” Laughery said.
Indian Creek’s marching band is also holding an SUV giveaway to help raise money for new uniforms, instruments, and trips.
The raffle will take place on October 13th during the Redskin’s final home football game.
You can purchase tickets for 10-dollars online or at community venues.