A colorFALL practice

Breaking the band into groups helps Spartan Regiment perfect its fall show “colorFALL”

Senior Carlin Bippen claps the rhythm of second movement for this year’s marching band show. Teaching your section the rhythm is a crucial part of the fine tuning of the show.

On Sept. 12, Spartan Regiment’s woodwinds and brass met for their annual Tuesday sectional with Mr. Nathan Griffin.

The sections break up into groups to work on certain parts of the show. The flutes junior Breana Epperson was going over the poses the flutes do during movement two.

Senior Carlin Bippen was clapping the rhythm for the baritones. The baritones were cleaning their music part for the top of movement 1A of their show. This part is crucial due to the fact it’s where the baritones re-enter musically.

Mr.Griffin has been more serious about the process of choosing section leaders. He has also added more practices to this season. I feel this will be an amazing year”

— Breanna Epperson

Juniors Laurel Ammond and Ethan Stepanek lead the mellophones in a basic marching block. Going over the basics of marching helps improve the mellophones in having their feet in time while playing their part of the show.

Mr. Griffin is explaining to the regiment what he would like the sections to go over during the sectional and how he wants them to come back on Wednesday night rehearsal with many improvements.

The Regiment will have an amazing season if they continue their good work throughout sectionals and throughout full rehearsals. In the words of junior Breana Epperson,“Yes we are going to have an amazing season. We have improved from previous seasons due to the help of many people outside of our program. Mr.Griffin has been more serious about the process of choosing section leaders. He has also added more practices to this season. I feel this will be an amazing year.”