By ADRIANA GUTH-BOROWSKI – The IHS Marching Band debuted their Vegas themed show, “All In,” during the annual Band Night at the Indiana County Fair on August 27.
Under the direction of Jason Olear, the band performed “Viva Las Vegas,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “Lights and Luck,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “Poker Face.” The drumline was featured with its performance of the 2019 cadence entitled “Scooter Crunch.”
The band has been working since August to learn the show music. “Our band musical ability has greatly improved since the beginning of the season, and I am so excited for the rest of the year,” expressed senior Owen Morris. “I am very proud of what our band has been able to accomplish in such a short time. Overall, the performance went well.”
Although the weather posed a threat, the band was able to avoid the rain and prepare for adverse conditions. “I think that the band handled the night in a mature way and did well at adapting to the circumstances like performing on stage instead of the track and inclimate weather,” expressed band director Olear.
“I think by the second tune the whole band began to feel the music. It was nice to see the crowd respond to the performance. In years past, we have turned a lot of heads, but I think this year was a new level,” concluded Olear.
The night finished off with a mass band. With the combined efforts of Marrion center, Saltsburg, Blairsville, United, Punxsutawney, Penns Manor, Purchase Line, Homer City, Indiana, and Northern Cambria, the bands performed “Indiana County March” and “Amazing Grace.”
“We went in with average expectations because it was the beginning of the season, but afterwards, we all were happy and proud because of how well it went,” stated junior Alexis Single. “It was nice to interact with other band members from different schools. Mass band gave us the opportunity to play with the other musicians.”
Although the band had to adjust to difficult circumstances, the performance went well. IHS students can catch their “All In” performance this Friday, September 6, at Andrew Kuzneski Field during the football halftime show.
[Photo By Craig Olear]
Photo Caption: “The IHS Marching Band took the stage for their “All In” performance.”
Adriana is an Associate Editor and junior who has been on the High Arrow staff for three years. Her goal is to bring accurate news and other stories to the readers of the High Arrow.