HHS band members prepare for year

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016



As the Bulldogs prepare for the upcoming prep football season, expect some festive tunes from the ‘Dog Pound.’
The Hampton High School band has been busy preparing for the 2016-17 school year and recently had a solid turnout for their band camp, according to second year band director Jamie Davidson.
“We had a very successful camp,” Davidson told the Elizabethton Star. “We were able to get on the field, work on marching fundamentals … overall it was a great turnout.”
Members of the band spent the entire week practicing through various routines while spending time with one another. Davidson went on to add that the band is comprised of 47 members.
“Everyone seemed excited during the camp,” he said. “There was high energy during the week and everybody was very upbeat and positive about the upcoming school year.”
As for the coming year, Davidson added that the band’s theme is currently unnamed but fans of the Bulldogs can expect some south-of-the-border type of tunes with music being of Spanish origin.
The ’Dogs hosted a pre camp two weeks ago before hitting the ground running the following week with their camp. Davidson said that the members will meet again next week on Wednesday to prepare for the year.
Fans of the band can expect to hear music once the ‘Friday Night Lights’ get underway. HHS opens the football season on Friday, Aug. 19, with a home contest against Avery County, N.C., with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.
For more information on the HHS band, visit the Hampton High School Band’s Facebook page online.

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