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Sarah Prichard: Setting a Precedent

Summer Fathke, Writer

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The Orange Wave Band is often seen by the crowd as just a formation, but the fans don’t seem to think about the people that make up the formation.

Sarah Prichard, Band President, has been in band since 6th grade and has been marching since Freshman year. There are many responsibilities that come along with being Band President, and it’s especially stressful when band is not the only organization one is participating in.

When asked about how she deals with the stress, Prichard jokingly said, “I don’t. Between being in AP classes, band, and theatre I’m stressed constantly, but it honestly is worth it.”

Being in a big organization like band, the people really seem to make the experience worth while. Because of spending so much time with each other, it really is one big talented family. Most families have traditions and band is no different.

“We have a ton of traditions and I would be here all day if I were talking about all of them, but favorite is the clarinet section’s tradition. It’s where we all hook our pinkies together, kiss them, then say ‘Good luck, don’t suck’.”

Most people only notice the band at the football games when in reality our band does so much more. They spend the majority of their time practicing and perfecting their set to perform at competitions. These competitons are extremely important to the band because it gives them recognition for all of the hard work they put into their music.

“Football games are cool but competitions are more fun because it’s only band and we get more out of it.” Prichard said when asked if she preferred games against competitions.

One of the band’s jobs at the football games is to get the crowd energized, but the band has to get pumped before they can do this. Some of Prichard’s favorite songs to listen to before the games are ‘Uptown Funk’ and ’24k Magic’ by Bruno Mars.

Overall, being a member of band has had a tremendous impact on Prichard’s life. Without band, her life would not be the same.

“Being in band has been the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Prichard said. “I’ve become a good leader, really hard worker, and just an overall better person.”

 

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