High school artists are also found beneath the famous Friday Night Lights
For better or worse, the pandemic version of the 2020 high school football season has begun. Its kick-off sends an electric charge through a lot of people who’ve eagerly looked forward to Friday nights this fall. The coaches and players, however, are just part of the excitement. Friday nights also mean marching bands, one of the most visible art programs in the public schools.
Like the football teams that perform before and after halftime, all high school marching bands begin working on their craft in the heat of the summer, weeks before you get to watch them. When I was in high school at Irving High, we started practicing on the first of August and began every day at dawn so we could