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EHS band keeps striving for excellence

For the last six decades, the Ennis High School Band has carried a winning tradition, and this year was no exception, said EHS Band Director Gary Goodwin.
Goodwin said that the program’s strength depends on different factors.
“Our success primarily comes from the hard work of staff and students, and the support of the school district and community,” he said.
While the band is hard at work year round, its work is perhaps most visible to the community during marching season. This is when the band performs during halftime at football games, and also in parades.
Every August, EHS band staff and squad leaders teach marching fundamentals to incoming freshman. Once the freshmen have learned basic marching techniques, the veteran band members arrive and the entire group begins to learn the drill moves for the season. The band practices several hours a day before school even starts.
From August until October, the EHS band focuses entirely on learning the drill moves for the half time show, which the band will then perform at football games and marching contests.
It takes the band several weeks to learn the moves for a seven-minute show, but they usually perform a minute and a half of the show at the first football game.

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