Band members have been kicking up the intensity of their practices to get ready for the season. | Austin Nelson
Band members have been kicking up the intensity of their practices to get ready for the season. | Austin Nelson

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BRHS band to offer breakfast, show sneak peek

Published 11:41am Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Pride of Benjamin Russell High School will give the community an early glimpse of what’s to come and feed them a meal in the process.
The BRHS marching band and boosters will host a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Following the breakfast, the band will perform their halftime show for the upcoming football season.
Dale Bloodworth, band director at BRHS, said the breakfast helps the band raise funds for things it needs early in the season and gives parents an early chance to enjoy this year’s halftime show.
“We do it with our annual preview show so our parents can kind of get an advanced viewing of our halftime show we’re doing this year,” Bloodworth said. “The band boosters are going to serve a pancake, sausage and orange juice breakfast, and they’re going serve right out on the bus line. We’re not preselling tickets. Plates will be $6.”
Bloodworth said the boosters have been an essential part of helping the band operate.
“The boosters are the lifeblood of the band. The reason we’re able to go and perform like we do is because the boosters are providing the support and taking care of all the little needs of the students,” Bloodworth said. “They help with the safety of the kids, they help us load and move equipment and they help keep the kids hydrated. They just help us in so many ways.”
This year’s halftime show is called “Fantasy and Fiction” and will include music from movie composers Michael Giacchino, who worked on the 2009 movie Star Trek, and Danny Elfman, who worked on Beetlejuice, Tales from the Crypt and the Breakfast Machine song from PeeWee’s Big Adventure.
The show will also include a medley of music from composer John Williams, who worked on Superman and the Star Wars films.

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