From the department of better late than never, here is my report from the latest appearance of the World(wide web)famous Rittman Indians Marching Band.
In case you're wondering, the photo to your left is, from left to right, myself, and master of ceremonies, Dick Goddard. I had told Mr. Goddard that more people had heard of him, but more people have heard me. He agreed with me, as he is also of the belief that I am one of the loudest announcers around.
Now onto the show: Rittman was the first band out on the field this past Saturday night, which was a crisp fall evening. The band come out to a somewhat appreciative crowd with their standard classic rock program:"Paint it Black," "Old Tine Rock and Roll," "Rock N Roll All Nite," and our crowd pleaser, "Wipe Out".
If you notice the photo to your right, you will se a reflection of me holding the WIXYcam, as I was trying to get the shot through a window. Not intended but I thought the photo looked kinda neat.
To your left you see majorette advisor, Becky Cline igniting batons to be used in the majorette feature, "Paint it Black." I had teased her that I was going to say either she was trying to set fire to the field, or that she had to provide the lighting, which would be sad to have to do that for a school named "Edison".
The Rittman student musicians did their usual stellar job as did the other bands this evening. The other bands included:
Buckeye Central, from New Washington-46 Band members
Central Catholic High, from Toledo-42 Band members
Norwalk High-85 Band members
Open Door Christian School, Elyria-91 Band members
St. Francis Desales, Toledo,-42 Band members
Liberty Center-76 Band members
Host band Edison, from Milan had 120 student musicians. they were joined by 111 student musicians from the 7th and 8th grade bands from Berlin-Milan Middle school.
Photos above include Edison's Super Tuba Section taking the field and an Edison Marching Band trademark, the use of fire extinguishers to enhance the show. Well it was either that or they were putting out the fire that Becky Cline started.
Saturday night, as in tomorrow, is the annual Rittman Indian Band Revue. 7:00pm, Rittman Stadium. Be there.