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Road to Dayton

Drumline Competes at World Championships
Bryanna Pender
Percussion after performing their last show before championships.

Indoor drumline broke 80 out of 100 and placed top 2 in WGI Dallas competitions and last week, traveled to Dayton, Ohio to compete against other groups worldwide. In Dayton, they made it to finals and placed 13th overall.

“We are definitely stronger than the last time we went to Dayton,” junior and section leader Katlyn Johnson said. “We’re pretty confident so far, we just need to tweak a few things and I think we’ll do great.”

Percussion’s show is called “Sweet Dreams” and is about monsters under the bed and what they do at night.

“We have these props that are camping lanterns that are used as nightlights in the show,” percussion director Micheal Strange said. “Through the first two movements, the goal is to get to those lights and turn them off.”

Percussion has a bed prop used in the beginning of the show with drumline starting behind and under it to portray their characters as monsters from under the bed.

“Drumline starts by coming out from under the bed and behind the bed and it starts with the vocals from the song ‘Sweet Dreams’ which is super cool so it’s eerie and creepy,” Strange said. “The end of the show is when the monsters take over and that’s it, it’s super loud and really cool.”

Other staff that helped bring the show to life are Alex Irvine, Patrick Tierney, Jase Ballard, Moah Caldera, Aidan Lee, and Isaiah Davidson.

“Steven Estudillo wrote the drill and designed the show,” Strange said. “And Ezekiel Lanser wrote the music.”
Strange said he went to Dayton in high school and it was a life-changing experience that he turned into something he wanted to give his students.

“I remember Dayton from two years ago,” senior and bass drum section leader Kaden Back said. “I think it has a big impact on the programs and it’s something to look forward to for every kid.”

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