How The Band Is Growing

By Treasure Weaver

Oct. 31, 2019

On October 29, 2019 I interviewed Janet Rooney, BHS Band Director, about Blytheville High School's band performance. Rooney stated their field show “Infected’ was put together well and the piece was written by John Fannin Company and Steven Knight from Texas wrote their drill for this year. Rooney’s band normally talks throughout the school year about show ideas for next year show piece. At the end of the school year they start listening to different shows and ideas. After that, she sent out a google form for the students to vote and the “The Directors have the final decision on the show. After we decide, then we start deciding who is going to write the drill for the show, prop ideas, color guard flags and routines, etc,” said Rooney. According to her, one of their weaknesses are keeping everyone consistent throughout the show with the marching steps, as in knowing where to stop and start. Finally Rooney said “We just performed at the Region Marching Assessment last night and received an Excellent Rating!! Upon receiving the Excellent Rating, the Chickasaw Marching Band has qualified for State. The CMB will be making history by going to state for the first time next week!!!”

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