AMSTERDAM N.Y. – Among the schools whose marching band is preparing for months of football game performances and competitions is Amsterdam High School.
Although school is not yet in session, the doors to Amsterdam High School are open for the band to practice. Just like the football team, the marching band is getting ready for the season as well.
The Amsterdam band is currently in its pre-performance rehearsal period. During this time the band goes over drills, learns songs, and practices how to march and be in sync with one another.
The Amsterdam High School's marching band is made up of about 140 students. Students and staff who are involved in the band have devoted a lot of time to being a member.
"If you are on the football team, the band, color guard or majorettes you're a big part of the community. The games everyone is there and yelling and the band plays a big role in hyping up team," said the drum major Morgan Shaw.
The band continues to work hard in preparation for the upcoming season.