Saturday, September 29, 2007

From the Pressbox- at Home vs. Waynedale

This past Friday, the Rittman Fighting Indians played the Waynedale Golden Bears at Rittman Stadium.

The halftime show featured very talented bands from each school. The Wayne Marching Band of Gold took the field first. The Waynedale band had a high energy musical program. They kicked it off with Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild" continuing with the Isley Brothers' "Shout". Next up was from the movie "Drumline", "Shout it out."

Waynedale wrapped up their show with a moving version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with a display of the American flag.

Next your Rittman Indians Marching band took the field with a different opener, "Gimme Some Lovin." After "Old Time Rock and Roll"-the drumline is featured in photo, and "Rock and Roll All Nite." It was time for another 2007 debut. From the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" come the song "We're all in This Together," featuring a dance routine.

I noticed from the pressbox that the band was having fun last night and put a real good effort into the performance.

The Game: The results were as usual, with the young Indians falling 61-0, but this night Coach Al Teague's crew suited up 16 players. Hopefully these trying moments will help to build character and maybe in a couple of seasons these young athletes will reap the rewards of their labor.


Frasypoo said...

The pictures look good.The best part is when they are enjoying what they are doing rather than it becoming a chore.

Anonymous said...

Was a great time Friday!! Both bands having so much fun, waving back & forth at each other. Notice our band played Splish Splash towards the end of the game. Was an OOps. Ed turned around and realized that it was last year's song. Ha. Great pics Cliff!!
See you in Hudson!!

74WIXYgrad said...

As I had mentioned in the post, both bands appeared to be having fun.

One thing that I am also glad to see is the fact that the opposing schools realize that the Rittman team, even though they're trying their hardest, they are very limited in their abilities at this time. And it's good to see that the JV squad from the other schools are taking the field fairly early.

I will probably run the pic of the band selling the donuts later this week.