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It’s almost time for the Central Valley High School marching band to take flight for their Washington D.C. dreams.
They leave Thursday for their date with the presidential inauguration parade next week. They’ll march right by the White House along with musicians from each state in the union which includes 14 other bands.
They practiced over the weekend along with their Color Guard who will be waving their decorated flags. Lindsey Kridler has never been to the East Coast before so this trip will be a first for her. She’s looking forward to the museums and tours at the Capitol.
“We’re all very excited about it, working very hard at practices and getting ready,” Kridler said last week at Eastern Washington University’s Fieldhouse.
Because it’s an off season for marching band, all the gym space at CVHS was checked out, band director Eric Parker said. The Fieldhouse was the biggest venue they could get into at the last minute.
A more in-depth version of this story will appear in Thursday’s Spokane Valley Voice and will include an analysis of the repertoire from the band director and thoughts from students on tomorrow’s trip.
(Coordination is key to the perfect flag wave for a Central Valley High School Color Guard member. Lindsey Kridler practices her skills Friday for next week's presidential inauguration parade. Photo Nicole Hensley)
The Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard rehearses in October 2011 for the Northwest Association for Performing Arts Championhips in Hillsboro, Ore. SR file photo
If you are looking for something fun to do tonight, the Central Valley High School Band and Color Guard Boosters are hosting their annual jazz concert, dessert and auction starting at 6:30 p.m. at the school (821 S. Sullivan Road).
The music will be performed by the Central Valley High School, Evergreen Middle School and Greenacres Middle School jazz bands. There will be dancing addition to the silent auction and dessert. Some of the items up for bid include Disneyland passes, golf packages, sports baskets, photo packages and more. The cost is $15 at the door. The evening is scheduled to last until 9:30 p.m.