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To the editor:
It begins in July; spending ten hour days learning drill, practicing music, setting formations, feeling the sweltering heat rising from the asphalt in the high school parking lot. Watching as practices begin and end for others while these kids are still pushing through, from early morning until after dusk.  It will soon be drawing to a close in the blistering wind and freezing rain. It takes time, dedication, and commitment. I am talking about Marching Band and Harrison County High School has a rich tradition in this arena.  
While our band today may not fill an entire football field as it once did, there is no doubt that these are some of the most gifted, talented, and deserving young men and women in our community. As a proud parent and band booster, I am happy to support them and cheer for them at the top of my lungs. These kids have worked hard all season and will hopefully have their best performance yet on November 3 at the Mid-States Band Association championships in Norwood Ohio.
In light of the most recent season for Harrison County High School Marching Band coming to a close, the students, instructors, and band boosters would like to thank those who helped make the 2012 season a success, specifically Haydon Equipment and Sadler Trucking for their kind donations which we could not have made it through the season without. We would also like to thank the dedicated parents, family, and friends who travelled to contests, watched rehearsals, sent food and drinks, or simply encouraged your child to do his or her best.
Angela Mahorney
Vice President, HCHS Band Boosters