By BARBARA GREEN
The big sound of a 150-member competitive junior drum and bugle corps filled Jackrabbit Stadium this week as young people camped out at Bowie High School to rehearse for a major competition.
Members of the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps rolled into Bowie Tuesday at the invitation of the Bowie High School band program. There were a half dozen busses, a semitruck of instruments and equipment, plus additional smaller trucks carrying everything the marching musicians might need. Black instrument cases were neatly lined up along side the big truck.
Bowie Band Director Aaron Martin said these groups travel the country to attend competitions, and staying at a local schools helps not only the finances, but provides rehearsal space. The musicians camped out in the band hall, choir room and theater room, and rehearsed all across the campus. Read the full story on this group in the weekend. News.
Pictured: The drum line stands at attention in Jackrabbit Stadium as they rehearse for a Denton marching festival that took place Thursday. (Photo by Barbara Green)