Sports

Battle of the Bands

TAZIM HOQUE

     The fall season has had it’s overwhelming ups and downs already, but GameDay hosts Casey O’Neill and the Sports Doctor Keith O’Brien have spiced things up.

     This year, O’Brien and O’Neill will be highlighting and rewarding their favorite halftime show performed from a high school band. Clips can be sent in through Facebook or Twitter, and the winning school will receive pizza for the entire student section.

     East Lyme High School marching band director Angelica Fadrowski is confident the 2018-2019 state champions can win the competition.

     “Obviously the contest isn’t our main priority, but I think it’s cool to have a goal on the side that will kind of make sure we are consistent with our performances throughout the fall. Not to mention, everyone loves pizza,”” said Ms.  Fadrowski.

     The East Lyme marching band and former state champions look to have a strong fall season as the band has significantly grown in both numbers and experience.

     The Sports Doctor (O’Brien) is excited to see what performances the schools can carry out and hopefully win pizza for the hungry student section.

     “Look, I’m excited. I’m a huge music fan, and I can’t wait to see those kids get the credit they deserve. Battle of the Bands-bring it!” said O’Brien.

     Other than the competition, the marching band has made an astonishing comeback with its gain in popularity over the past two years.

     Senior color guard captain Sophia Rogers is entering her fourth year of marching band, and is ready for a great fall season.

     “Our color guard team has worked for weeks to get to where we are. Even the incoming freshmen and new members have been catching on fairly quickly, I’m confident the marching band will be left in good hands for the future,” said Rogers.

     You can catch the marching band during halftime at home football games, and winning their second consecutive state championship this season.

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