Madison Life and Times Summer 2016 - Page 13

Marching Highlanders | COVER STORY Marching Highlanders have turned in memorable performances in the Indiana State Fair Marching Band Day contests over the years. Marissa Childs, 2013 HIGHLANDERS GO Caroline States, 2015 MARCHING IN Competing in marching band can be an all-consuming pursuit for local students STORY BY STU HIRSCH PHOTOS BY JOHN P. CLEARY AND DON KNIGHT Saray Morales, 2015 Here’s a glimpse of life as a member of a high school marching band preparing for the Indiana State Fair band competition in August: Practice will begin in late April, and there will be three months to prepare. That sounds like a lot of time, but it’s not. Emily Paul, 2014 MADISON 13