2008 Blue Band 8

2008 Blue Band 8

Under the ear of Greg Drane, assistant director of the Blue Band, various brass section guides "check off" the required school songs, according to a rigorous schedule aimed at having all band members memorize every school song and cheer by the end of the season. The guides (upperclassmen selected for leadership of instrumental sections), however, must have the same 15-plus songs tested by the Monday after the first game, a full three months before the regular band members.

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