Summer Band Camp is all about learning new routines – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — As the school year draws to a close, the “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan Marching Band is busy ramping up this summer and fall for the 2022-23 season. We are very fortunate to see great growth in the group, with over 60 new members ranging from incoming freshmen to next year seniors trying out the group for the first time. This year, we are expecting nearly 170 members! Almost every section of the band grew, with the strongest growth being in the color guard and the flute sections, which nearly doubled.

Summer Music Camp started on Monday and will continue until June 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students will spend two long weeks on Trojan Field and around the high school campus learning about their new show, “NYC!” During these two weeks, the students will perfect their music, learn new flag formations and routines, as well as new choreographies. The new show will feature music from “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and music from Panic! At the disco.

This fast and energetic show will take us on a musical tour of bustling New York City. We’ll see and hear the sights and sounds of the northern part of the island with a visit to the Washington Heights area, take a quick walk through Central Park, visit the 9/11 Memorial, and end with a subway to Time’s Square for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Band Camp will conclude with a preview performance of this year’s show on Clary Street in front of the high school at 6 p.m. on June 17. Everyone is welcome to come watch! The band will then spend the weekend traveling to Owatonna on June 18 for the Harry Wenger Band Festival and then to Winona on June 19 for the Steam Boat Days Parade. We will be participating this fall in the King Turkey Day Parade, Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne, Algona Band Day Parade in Algona, Iowa, and possibly other additions.

This fall, in conjunction with the King Turkey Day Committee, the band will travel to Cuero, Texas to participate in the Cuero Turkey Fest. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students, as the next time it happens probably won’t be for another 50 years.

Students will have the opportunity to meet the Cuero group, participate in their parade, and enjoy the Cuero Turkey Fest, as well as other educational activities. Cuero’s group will be heading here in a year or two to participate in the King Turkey Day Parade as well! We look forward to this partnership which we hope will last for years. We hope you will come and support us this summer and fall.

Our goal is for 100% of the group to travel to Cuero for this memorable experience for the kids!

We are actively seeking donations through community support to help make this goal a reality. If you would like to donate to help the group get to Cuero, please send all donations to the high school or contact me, Principal Mike Thompson, with any questions.

Thank you for your support of the Spirit of Worthington Trojan Marching Band, and we hope to see you along the parade routes in support of us this summer and fall.

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