(this is a guest article by FCS Junior Natalie Henderson.)
Sun + Football + Music + Fun=A great day!
Many FCS band students look forward to Purdue Band Day, which occurred on Saturday, September 17, 2011. They enjoy the excitement and privilege of observing the impressive Purdue All-American Marching Band up close and personal—not to mention free admission into a Purdue football game!
Practice with the Purdue band and 27 other bands from around Indiana started off the day. The FCS band knew their three songs backwards and forwards. By the time they reached the final song, one they had been practicing since before school even started, they realized NONE of their notes corresponded with anyone else’s! Apparently they had memorized the wrong version of the song! Oops.
All the bands walked to Ross-Aide Stadium to watch the game and perform. The half-time show commenced and the FCS band learned the meaning of the saying “Fake it ‘til you make it!”
Overall the experience was very fun and enjoyable. And a win by the Purdue football team made the day even better.