SIDNEY — The Sidney High School marching band will be performing at the Horseshoe Saturday, Oct. 3.
The band, under the direction of Chris Adams, was selected for the Buckeye Invitational, hosted by the Ohio State University marching band. More than 35 bands, including OSU’s band will be performing at Ohio Stadium.
Sidney’s performance will be at 11:45 a.m., said Adams.
“I filled out an application last May for an opportunity for the Panel to ‘look us over.’ Much of the information is centered around previous performances,” said Adams.
The SHS band will be performing “Hits Across the Pond” with selections of “Eleanor Rigby,” “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” “Your Song” and “One Way or Another.”
The show features several trumpet solos by Austin Epperly, Cole Cartwright and Derek Brady.
In addition to performing at the 10 football games, the band performs at various local and regional events, said Adams
“We have been recording all of our performances and reviewing them weekly to improve,” said Adams. “There is only so much you can do to prepare for an event like this. I think the band will be in awe once they see the sheer size of Ohio Stadium. But hopefully our focused and consistent rehearsals will allow us to rise to the challenge and perform at our very best.”
The performances have been recorded by Jay Sharenberg, said Adams.
“Every rehearsal and every performance challenges us to be our very best,” said Adams. “We constantly discuss dealing with complacency, it’s easy to say, ‘I know my part’ and ‘we are pretty good’ and not really push ourselves. It’s our daily goal to be better than the day before.”
The 95-member band will be traveling and performing in Orlando, Florida, at Walt Disney World in April.
Tickets for the invitational are $15 at the gate or can be purchased online by Thursday, Oct. 1, for a reduced price of $12 at www.thdbitl.osu.edu. Children 6 and under are admitted free.
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