MEDINA, Ohio (WTRF) – It’s a tradition that goes back all the way back to the mid-’90s.
For well over two decades the Buckeye Local Panther Marching Band has been considered one of the areas top bands.
This year is no exception. with 99 members in the group.
Band Director Bill Stevens said this is one of the best bands he has seen in his 26 years at Buckeye.
They put on a dazzling half time show that features the music of Queen.
Students said putting on such an elaborate show takes lots of hard work but they say they love every minute of it.
“We are learning a lot very fast, we are doing it quick and doing it good.”Noah Meyer- Buckeye Local Marching Band
“Lots of work, lot of sweat, lot of tears. It is definitely a great thing to go through and you learn a lot from it.”Brianna Staats- Buckeye Local Marching Band
They also said the hard work pays off when a routine finally comes together and they are able to pull off a spectacular half show that has the crowd on its feet.
“The greatest feeling in the world knowing that everything you have worked so hard for all summer has finally paid off. Everybody gets o see what you have put into it.”Emily Berry. Buckeye Local Marching Band.
“Amazing! It’s so relieving knowing that you started from nothing and and you got a whole show put together.”Maisie Dowell Buckeye Local Marching Band
“Oh my gosh it’s one of the best feeling ever especially being up on a podium facing the entire band just seeing things finallly after run trough, run through it happens. I litterally sometimes just scream and do one of these-seriously it’s one of the best things ever.”Allie Berze. Buckeye Local Field Commander
Congratulations to the Buckeye Local Marching Band this weeks CA Music House Band of the Week