Band has fun with brand new routine
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES — Members of the NRHEG High School Marching Band hold their second-place trophy aloft at the Waseca Marching Classic Saturday, Sept. 21. From left: T.J. Schiltz, Grace Logan, Aurora Strom, Hudson Mrotz, Torrie Stencel, Haley Deml, Hannah Light and, at right, director Tim Siewert. Below, shuffling down the street are, from left, Sam Morgan, Katharine Lewer, T.J. Schiltz, Adam Anderson, Kevin Kalis, Dylan Arnold, Nicole Wallin, Grace Logan and Courtney Deml. See more photos on Page 12 of this week's Star Eagle. (Star Eagle photos by Nikki Erickson)
By NIKKI ERICKSON and JIM LUTGENS
Of the Star Eagle Staff
Apparently, fun was the right choice for the NRHEG High School Marching Band.
The Panthers, who didn’t expect to win at this year’s Waseca Marching Classic, had a lot of fun with a new routine and captured second place in the competition Saturday, Sept. 21.
“This year we’re not looking to win, that’s not our goal,” Director Tim Siewert said last week. “If it happens, that’s great, but we are there to entertain the crowd and have fun.”
The band performed “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, and boogied down the street with the crowd clapping and singing along. Even the judges were all smiles and engaging the Panther band members as they shuffled down the parade route.
The band members were hoping for the People’s Choice Award, but were very happy their overall second-place finish in the Class A parade competition.
“I'm very glad we decided to change our show from what we did this summer,” said Siewert. “The kids had an absolute blast and I've never seen them have that much fun and get that excited. It was just a great day. I am very pleased with their performance today. We had a successful season and this was a great way to finish it.”