Farragut High School’s Marching Admirals spent two hot weeks in July preparing for the upcoming band season.
The 146-member group, led by four drum majors, director Kenneth Carrico and new assistant band director Rodney Brown, practiced their program, “Diamonds in the Sky.”
The first part of that program will be performed during halftime of the varsity football season-opening game at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field Friday evening, Aug. 19, as the Admirals host Hendersonville Beech. Opening kickoff is 7 p.m.
It’s all about “Avian” concerning Bearden High School Marching Band’s program for the fall 2022 performance and competition season.
“Avian is anything that relates to birds; the show this year is about birds,” assistant band director James Wilson said, as 150 performers — led by Wilson and long-time director Megan Christian — wrapped up two weeks of hard work during band camp with their annual “End of Band Camp Celebration” Saturday, July 30.
It was culminated by performing Avian for parents and other band enthusiasts at Bill Young Field.
“They’ve done five 12-hour days this week,” Christian said July 30 while praising their hard work. “The week before that they did 9-to-5 days.
“They’ve accomplished so much in what they’ve been able to learn and work together to create,” she added.
Avian, drum majors, schedule
As for Avian, “We start with introducing different birds, then a storm comes in and kind of blows them all away,” Wilson said about the program.