Band marches its way to success

Junior Ashley Roemmich plays her flute at morning practice. This is Roemmich’s third year participating in marching band.

Bryanna Farmer

This year the David City High School marching band will be facing many changes, one including a new conductor, Choir and Band Teacher Joseph Brumm.

“We’re all looking forward to getting to know Mr. Brumm just as good as we knew Mr. Albright,” freshman trombonist Clayton Harris said.

The DCHS marching band meets at least three days in a week in the morning before school, and in addition, practices every day during class. They work on synchronized steps, song memorization, tempo, and making all the instruments blend together.

“This group of kids has a great ability to work hard, listen, focus, and pay attention during practice,” Brumm said.

One of the things they want to focus on more this year is being together as one while marching.

“I am excited to see the growth of the group, watch them get better day by day, and see where we can take our show,” Brumm said.

Their dedication in practice prepares them for the two competitions they will be competing in this year. Their first competition is the Columbus Marching Festival on Sat., Sept. 30. This competition includes marching in a parade and field marching. Their second competition will take place in Ashland at the Oxbow Marching Festival on Sat., Oct. 14.

“Honestly, my biggest goal for this year is to win. As simple as that,” junior flutist Ashley Roemmich said.