Marching Marshals finish up 2009 season by maclaren1


									B8 Marshall County Tribune-Courier • Benton, KY • Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Marching Marshals finish up 2009 season
By Catherine Foust              job throughout the season;      year that just didn’t turn   ent, but I’ve marched for      Band has taught that les-     thing about band is that no
Marshall Roundup Reporter     we just didn’t get the place    out the way we would have    four years. It has pushed      son to many people. Shelby    one is sidelined. There is
                                we deserved.”                   liked.”                      me to my breaking point,       Parker, a colorguard cap-     no varsity team, no start-
                                  When asked to sum up            Although scores are        but I have gotten stronger     tain, through band, knows     ers, and no bench warm-
  Despite their placement       this year’s band season,        important, as is winning,    from it,” says Jessica Hall,   that “friendship can pull     ers; everyone is equal on
as 13th in the Kentucky         Jonathan Bailey, a senior       the Band Program at the      a senior Baritone player.      you through anything. I’ve    that field.”
Class 5A Division, Marshall     trumpeter, says it “started     High School has more             In his four years of       never in my life had closer     Just because marching
County Marching Marshals        out great with everyone         important things to accom-   marching band, Trenton         friends than I do in band,    season is over, does not
returned     home     from      ready to do great things.       plish with their students.   Little has learned, “that      and without them, High        mean the band rolls over
Louisville on November          As the season went on we        The musicians start Band     when you’re thrown into a      School would have just        and plays dead until next
6th with high spirits. The      still did well, but people      Camp in July and con-        situation that doesn’t look    been a blur.”                 year. The community has
approximate scoring of          were becoming tired.            tinue to work hard until     promising, there is always       Teamwork is the most        concerts, and pep bands,
76 was not an indication        Overall, though, I am very      early November, and the      something good you can         valuable thing a student      and potential indoor com-
of how well the band’s          pleased with how the band       students are taught the      get out of it. This band       can learn in High School.     petitions to look forward to
final performance went.         did.” Another senior trum-      importance of persever-      season was everything I        Amber Hellkamp, a senior      seeing. When you support
Assistant Band Director,        peter, Ethan Donohoo,           ance, discipline, and hard   expected and more for my       flutist, says “If a single    the band program, you are
Mr. Payton, says it was the     comments, “It was the best      work. “I’ve learned how      senior year.”                  person is not doing their     supporting the building of
“best show of the season.       season that I’ve had out of     strong and dedicated I can     Not everything in life       best, it brings the whole     teamwork, discipline and
The kids did a really good      all four years. It was a hard   be. I have no musical tal-   is a giant competition.        band down. The great          friendships.

                              Upcoming Events
  December 3 – 5: Hoop Fest at MCHS
  December 10: Choir concert in the KSPAC at 7 p.m.


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                                                                                             Recently, the MCHS chapter of Future Educators of America attended a conference in

                                                                                             Future Educators of America
                                                                                             Club attend state conference                 ference: Heather Resh, Jamie Johnson,
                                                                                                                                          Chelsey McLeod, Rita Techaira, Emily
                                                                                                                                          Vanmeter, and Sharon Price, while Mrs.
                                                                                                                                          Lepore and Mrs. Cosner supervised the
                                                                                                                                          trip. The club attended workshops when
                                                                                                                                          not competing, and learned much valu-
                                                                                                                                          able information. The majority favorite
                                                                                                                       Catherine          of the workshops was ‘Students with
                                                                                                                                          Learning Disabilities and Handicaps.’
                                                                                                                       FOUST                Our school competed in 5 events while
                                                                                                                                          at the conference. Jamie Johnson com-
                                                                                                      • Marshall Roundup •                peted in the vocal talent event, and
Josh Gipson:                                  Jourdan Griffith:                                                                           Heather Resh represented the school
                                                                                               The future of education in Kentucky        in the scrapbook showcase. Emily
Favorite Subject – PE./Spanish                Favorite Subject – AG/English                  is in safe hands due to the success of the
Teacher – “I love me some Mrs.                Teacher – Andy Pagel or my Ag advi-                                                         Vanmeter competed in the Impromptu
                                                                                             Future Educators of America club that is     Speech competition, and Rita Techaira
Morgan and Andy Pagel.”                       sors                                           nationally accredited. Marshall County’s     competed in the national theme devel-
Plans after High School – “I’m gonna          Plans after High School – Murray               chapter had the privilege to attend the      opment competition. “We didn’t place
be straight outta Compton.”                   State University for Ag Education or           State FEA conference November 11-13 at       in any of the competitions, but we
                                              Extension work                                 the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville.         learned a lot,” says Mrs. Lepore. The
                                              Favorite High School Pasttime –                  Some 800 students attended the confer-     club intends to take many of the activi-
                                                                                             ence, some high school age, some middle      ties they learned at the conference and
                                              Castrating cows in Mr. Smith’s pasture         school age. Six girls and two advisors       incorporate them in the upcoming club
                                                                                             represented Marshall County at the con-      meeting.

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  (Purchase Parkway Exit 41)                                                                                          Draffenville, KY 42025
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