Cliff Note: I apologize for the poor quality of the band photo, as I was shooting it through a screen. I promise to get some good quality ones tonight.
Last night your ailing favorite high school band announcer traveled with the best bunch of student musicians to Sandy Valley High to cheer on the 1-1 Rittman Fighting Indians, as they faced the Sandy Valley Cardinals. I could feel the enthusiasm of the band as I rode the bus with them.
The team started the evening on offense, but eventually gave up the ball to Sandy Valley who converted it to an early score. The rest of the first half showed the Rittman offense holding their own, while the defense was overmatched.
Halftime saw the Rittman Indians Marching Band performing before a polite Sandy Valley audience, opening with the majorette feature, Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll". Next the band rocked the house with the rolling Stone's "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
The musical "Chicago" provided the closing number to last night's show, And all That Jazz."
Last night's program provided a preview for what should be a very entertaining night of marching and music tonight at the St. Vincent-St. Mary band festival. Show begins at 7:00.
The football team returned to show some heart during the second half but fell short, the final score being 32-22, advantage Sandy Valley.