Marching Band travels to Yorkfest and brings home a trophy

In recent years, the music program has tried to expand and become more involved in parades and festivals. This year, the high school band traveled to York, NE to participate in a parade for Yorkfest.

The band traveled with 45 of the 55 students, and even after a small hiccup in the trip, was able to make it on time and participate.


The band marches on the high school track in preparation for the Homecoming parade as director Maureen Beck reminds students to step with their left foot on beat one.                        Photo By K. Starck.


“The tire blew out by McCool junction,” Band Director Ms.Beck said. “It put us behind a little bit, but thanks to our Bus drivers they were able to change the tire and meet the band after the parade to pick us all up.”

Some students were startled by the event, but nobody was injured, just spooked.

“A lot of us thought that one of the doors on the bottom fell open and we lost a bass drum,” Kaylee Sipek ’19 said. “Overall the experience that we had was really fun. There was a breeze for once, so it wasn’t too hot.”

While participating in a new parade, the band also gained more competition experience. There were 17 other bands who participated in the parade, and four bands that were Class B. Out of these four bands the Fairbury band placed 2nd. The band marched at the Homecoming Parade last Friday. You can watch for them on television on October 6 during the Harvest of Harmony Parade.