The most simplistic definition for Marching Band comes from the Miriam Webster Dictionary: “a group of musicians who play instruments while marching together at a parade or sports event.”
Anyone involved in marching band and the subsequent Band Review competitions knows that there is much more to it than that. From band camp to practices to uniforms to food there is constant activity. For the 2018-19 school year the Cowboy Marching Band and Color Guard are scheduled to participate in four band reviews, the Livermore Holiday Parade and the Livermore Rodeo Parade. The average cost to fund these activities is $42,000. This doesn’t include all the hours volunteers put in to prepare for, & participate in, these events; nor the amount of food donated by the parents to make sure the students are not marching on empty. We hope to have your support both physically and financially so that we may endeavor to continue this important activity.
Why would I call this activity important? The parent that posted (here ) about the lessons students learn from marching band explains most of the benefits to our students.
This years Marching Band yearbook photo, as well as additional photos, was taken by Adam J. Clark.