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The Pride of Port Chester
August 31, 2017 at 5:05 a.m.
Color guard members practice throwing and catching rifles. They triumphantly screamed and jumped for joy when they managed to do it correctly.
Freshman Ava Quartarolo strikes a fabulous pose to show her excitement for being on the field.
Assistant Band Director Mike Miceli leads the band and directs the students as they rehearse. The group was rushed due to the impending rain.
Early Tuesday morning, the students’ chops weren’t quite awake enough to play, so they replaced their instruments with rolls of paper. This allowed them to focus on learning their steps on the field.
Drum major and senior Grace Simmons came prepared for the cold weather on Tuesday, Aug. 29. She brought her Snuggie and turned it into a fashion statement.
Leading the trumpet section is senior William Brakewood. He is tackling one of the set’s solos.
It isn’t band camp if the weather isn’t working against the students – neither the heat nor the rain can stop this musical troupe. Senior baritone player Lauren Pellegrini practices her solo while her fellow Pride of Port Chester band mates practice their steps on the Crawford Park field on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Their set this year is “American Salute,” Elvis Presley’s “The American Trilogy” and “God Bless the U.S.A.”