FHS Band starts new season with vision

Farragut High School Band starts a new year with new members and inspiration as members participate in band camp.

The camp, which started at the school Monday, July 18, and continues through Friday, July 29, taught new members the basics and prepared all members for this year’s show.

The band’s first performance will be a “Family and Friends” event Friday, July 29, with a barbecue starting 6 p.m. and the performance beginning at 8 p.m., at the school.

The show’s theme, “Sight Unseen,” takes the audience on an artist’s journey to find inspiration, Keith Clupper, FHS Band director, said.

“It is about an artist who loses inspiration, his muse, and the journey for him to regain his creative vision,” he said. “He lost his ability to create but finds a new love and he is able to create again.”

The show will include a range of music, from pop to classical.

“We have a tune from the group, M83, Peter Gabriel’s ‘In Your Eyes,’ and Edward Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variances’ and there will be original music from Carol Chambers,” Clupper said.

Under Clupper’s direction, drum majors, Lauren Dickerson, Emily Wellman, Leah Alsobrook and Sierra Dietrich, will lead the band.

Besides performing during games, the band will participate in five competitions, which would include the Bands of Am-erica Regional Competition Oct. 1 at Jacksonville State University and a Bands of America Super Re-gional Competition Nov. 5 in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiana-polis.