Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Band prepares for 2011 halftime show

New Richmond High School band director Michael McKinley (center) directs band members during this week's band camp.

The New Richmond High School Marching band is going through its equivalent of two-a-days this week with band camp at the stadium in preparation for the 2011 halftime show.

"We're doing a funk show this year," explained New Richmond band director Michael McKinley.

The show will include 'Tear The Roof Off' (Parliment), 'Birdland' (Weather Report), 'Sir Duke' (Stevie Wonder) and 'Pick Up The Pieces' (Average White Band).

"We've got 80 kids out this year and the show is well on its way after just two days of camp," said McKinley.

The band will perform a parents show at 5:00 p.m. on Friday at the stadium.
The 80-strong New Richmond High School marching band works on the 2011 halftime show under the direction of band director Michael McKinley.