ELHS marching band continues to improve
by: Heather Lally
With only 17 members playing for East Lyme High School’s marching band, they form the smallest band in New England. However, size doesn’t stop them, as they stand second in the state and third in the region.
“Every kid in the band matters and nobody is benched,” said senior Daniel Moore, who is in charge of the woodwind instruments. Moore has been involved in band since fourth grade and his passion for it has allowed him to gain many new friends.
The marching band’s hard work and dedication has been shown throughout their season. The marching band’s season proved to be well worth all the hard work.
Preparation is key to being successful on any sports team but especially in marching band where all members contribute.
“Marching band bridges the gap between the athletics and art program,” said sophomore band member Mae Czuba, who plays the saxophone.
Czuba believes that the marching band brings, “school spirit and school pride,” emphasizing that the marching band is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Music teacher and marching band director Angelica Fadrowski is new to ELHS this year. Former student at Berlin High School, she was not only the brass section leader but has been playing the trumpet for 21 years. Ms. Fadrowski taught marching band at Putnam High School for five years prior to her job here at ELHS and position as director.
“I wanted a change in my career. I picked East Lyme to apply to because I knew the band program had a lot to offer,” said Ms. Fadrowski. She comments that the marching band students set their own personal goals and every student has been improving.
“The students’ hard work and dedication allowed for the season to be such a success,” said Ms. Fadrowski.