Sounds of Thunder

October 6, 2011 4:57 p.m.  •  0 comments

Marching bands from local and regional high schools gather at Joe Albi Stadium for the season’s first competition.

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West Valley High School Color Guard captain, Brittany Walker, center, leads practice before the team enters Joe Albi Stadium for their Saturday morning performance at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition.

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Konni Anderson helps make an ajustment to Evan Alderete’s head gear befoe the Eaast Valley Marching Band took to the field at Joe Albi Stadium to perform at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition, Oct. 8, 2011 in Spokane, Wash

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Head gear for the University High School marching band is lined up before the musicians took to the field at Joe Albi Stadium to perform at the Sounds of Thunder competition, Oct. 8, 2011 in Spokane, Wash.

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Justin Sulya, 17, of University High School, plays the baratone horn as the marching band warms up for the Sounds of Thunder competition, Oct. 8, 2011 at Joe Albi Stadium.

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Kate Mann, 18, of East Valley High School, plays the flute during her school’s practice performance outside Joe Albi Stadiun before the Sounds of Thunder marching band compeptition, Oct. 8, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. Mann fractured foot which prevented her from marching with the band but she was able to play from the near sidelines later in the morning during competiton. Their theme for the performance was “Heros” and they played music from Batman, Spiderman and Superman movies.

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The West Valley High School Marching Band cast morning shadows as they enter Joe Albi Stadium, Oct. 8, 2011 to begin their performance at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition

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The West Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard, perform on the turf at Joe Albi Stadium, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition.

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East Valley High School Drum Major, Justin Anderson, leads the school’s marching band through music from the Batman movie during the Sounds of Thunder competition, Oct. 8, 2011 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane, Wash.

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Kate Mann, 18, of East Valley High School, plays the flute during her school’s performance on the turf at Joe Albi Stadium during the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition, Oct. 8, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. Mann participated from near the sidelines because a fractured foot prevented her marching with the band. Their theme for the performance was “Heroes” and they played music from Batman, Spiderman and Superman movies

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The University High School March Band performs on the turf at Joe Albi Stadium during the Sounds of Thunder competition.

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West Valley High School Drum Majors, Desirae Kivett, front, and Brooklyn Robinson, rear, salute the crowd as they exit Joe Albi Stadium after their Saturday morning performance at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition.

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