The Screamin' Eagle Marching Band year is in full swing! Eagles fans caught their first glimpse of the state champion marching band in their full regalia during last week's varsity football win against Colleyville Covenant. Band Director Andy Murphy is in his ninth year at the helm of the Screamin' Eagles. Over the years he has seen the school grow heartily and witnessed the Fine Arts Department, and in turn, the Marching Band, expand to coincide with that growth.

This year the band has put together a spy show. They have been working diligently on the program and will continue to add to the show as the year progresses. The Screamin' Eagle Band will feature one of their members as the spy in the show. It will be fun to watch the show develop and see the students bring new performance ideas to the field.

Andy shared that he feels “blessed to work with great staff and teach amazing students and see how much they care about the program. Every year is exciting and I have been so impressed with the group this year. The work and the time they are putting in to learning our show is wonderful! “

While it is never their goal to set out to win the State Championship each year, being 6-time State Champions does have added pressure. When addressing students at the beginning of band camp, Andy tells them that it is all in their hands. The work they pour into the season will determine how they do at contests. They can't expect to show up at a contest and expect to march away with Superior Rating or even place. The hard work that they put into the program will pay off in the end. The motto of the Band is “Excellence is a Habit, not an Act.” They strive to use their God-given talents and perform to the best of their ability.

The band will compete at their first contest this Saturday, October 7th at Aubrey High School. Upcoming competitions include  October 13th at the Lake Whitney Classic followed by the TPSMEA State Marching competition on October 27th which will take place on our home field at Legacy.

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