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Should You Join Marching Band?


Should you join marching band? If you’re questioning whether to join marching band or not, as a member of the marching band, I would say, you should. Marching band is a fun experience for anyone involved. I am a part of the color guard and this is my second year in marching band.

You do not have to play an instrument to be in marching band. For instance, in color guard, you twirl big flags, mini flags and possibly a baton. You could also carry the banner, and still be a part of the Marion Center Mean Green Marching Machine. In marching band, we do all sorts of activities. We go to football games and cheer the Stingers on, both home and away. We perform at pep rallies, march in parades and also perform at fairs. One of the most exciting events that we perform at is the Kennywood Fall Fantasy, where we get to ride on rides all day, then perform.

Something that I enjoy and that I will probably never forget is the banquet at the end of my first year. The MVP of each section (percussion, woodwind, guard, best marcher etc.) got a very creative and personal award from Mr. Page along with plenty of roasting. Another fun memory is Light Up Night in Indiana, where Mr. Page allowed us to wear ugly Christmas sweaters and the musicians were allowed to decorate their instruments with lights or tinsel etc. Recently, we even had a color guard camp with two wonderful IUP guard members, and you should’ve seen Mr. Page twirling that flag to help the upcoming 7th graders learn skills.

If you are thinking about joining, you should join. You can find your place, make friends and plenty of memories while you’re having fun. Marching band is a lot of hard work, but along with the hard work, you’ll get to make so many new memories and meet and get to know so many new people.

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Molly Spence
Molly Spence, Assistant Editor
"Remember there is good in this world, and bad, and ugly." -Unknown Welcome to The Stinger! My name is Molly Spence, I am a class of 2026 sophomore student and the assistant editor for The Stinger. I am involved in the Newspaper, Marion Center Marching Band as part of the color guard, Athena Club, United Way, and Plumville Belles as a majorette and assistant coach. When I'm not here at school, I am with my ducks. I have two ducks that mean the world to me. I love ducks, they're an important part of my life. This is my second year in Newspaper, and second year as assistant editor. I have been in ATHENA for two years and am currently one of the secretaries for the club. By being a part of The Stinger, I want to make everyone's voice heard and leave no one behind, because after all, we, Marion Center high school students, are all in this together.
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