By Emma Oesterly
This year the marching band’s new show is Heat of the Day. There are many aspects of marching band, including the sound of the band, how the band marches, the drumline and pit, visual and the guard. The guard really helps with the visual effect to help give the show color and excitement. The guard, coming back from first place at last year’s MCCGA winter guard competition, is working intensely to make sure they put on the best show they can. They practice three days a week for three hours each practice making sure that they are ready for anything that happens on the field. All this practice has already paid off. At their last competition, Smith Cotton, the guard earned second in the guard category and the band earned first overall. They are striving to do even better at the Lee’s Summit North competition coming up next weekend.