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As the Winter Turns into spring, long before Marching Band season starts, the soon to be guard begins preparing for Youth in Music. The flags were rolled and the air was filled with excitement and angst as 15 girls poured into the auditorium. The couch Markell Farnsworth stood patiently waiting to teach a new season. Yevett Renek a guard member describes what her first impression of what color guard was “It was Hard; I thought it would be easy but it wasn’t.” Alas this season was going to be difficult with only 3 returning members from the year prior. 12 girls had never even touched a flag before, and for those newbies this was only going to get harder.

As band camp as well as rookie camp approached the guard was anxious. They were going to be spending 2 weeks in a row out on a hot field for eight hours learning the show for that season, Sagamatta. “Looking back now all of the guard members put in a lot of work. Still, everyone was really excited to get closer to the band, we never really practiced with the band before band camp so we were glad that we finally got to be part of the band.” Said a last season guard member.

As the end of the season approached, Youth in Music, everyone was nervous at the rosemount competition the band had some problems on and off the field. Everyone was determined to do better. Soon Youth in Music was here. At 5am the band was at the high school preparing for state. The buses where boarded and the band was off.

As the marching band took the field everyone was anxious. Flags were placed, props were up, it was now or never. “Suddenly there was this rush of energy that just hit me. I wanted to make Markell proud but more importantly I wanted to prove to myself that I could do this.” said a guard member as she took her place at the Vikings stadium. As the music began to play the band knew just what to do. Then just like that the performance was over. “After we got off the field at youth in music because I was really proud of myself because I did well and the band seemed confident and happy.” Kayley Muller reflecting on the end of the season. Everyone collectively took a sigh of relief. Soon the band found out the results, the band got 6th place overall but, got a higher score then the year prior. Therefore the band beat themselves and that’s all that matters.

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