Thanks to the generosity of the alumni association, the band at Western Hills High School is marching again after a
Outside in the mid-September heat, the band plays a rendition
of Michael Jackson's 'I Want You Back' under the watchful eyes of
band directors Kent Stine and Lee Black.
"The largest challenge would be the fact that the
kids have never marched before," Black explained.
"Getting both the students and the other faculty
and the administration into the mindset of what's necessary of putting a good
quality band program on the field," added Stine.
Black says it can be frustrating and exhausting.
"Everybody gets tired. I get tired, the kids get tired, and sometimes it does get
a little frustrating, but we dig down deep. We find something. We just keep
going," he said.
Trombone player Jasin Grothaus says he lives to play music, "I love doing all of this. I love being on the field putting on shows with the
music that we make, and the shapes that we're going to be making on the field