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Marching Pride Preview, a Hit

James A. Garfield (JAG) Marching Pride kicked-off their marching season with a band preview last Friday night at JAG Stadium. The students spent 12 hours each day last week learning music, choreographing movements, establishing camaraderie and unity as the band held their official band camp at the high school. The students took what they learned and gave their families and community a taste of what to expect this fall.

The band performed the National Anthem, along with the school’s alma mater.  Followed by their pregame show that included “Hang on Sloopy” the script GHS  and formed the “tunnel” for the team.  They then performed their half-time show including “We R Who We R”,  “Dynamite” and more.

Closing out the program, the band paid tribute to the recently departed Mayor, Craig Moser with a moment of silence, a rendition of ‘Taps” and the ringing of the school’s victory bell.  A sobering finish to a great show! The first home football game performance is scheduled for August 24, 2012.

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Denise Bly has been a correspondent for the Weekly Villager for five years. She also does the public relations for Garrettsville SummerFest and the Garrettsville Area Chamber. In her spare time, she can be found at most local events, especially J.A. Garfield’s, high school and middle school athletic and musical events. When not out and about in the community, she can be found at home reading, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.