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August 25, 2013

MARCHING BAND PREVIEW: Goshen ready to bring its 'A' game



The Show

Name: Jacob’s Ladder

Musical Selections: “The Silken Ladder Overture” by Rossini, “Paupieres de Sable” by Henry Torgue and “Serge Houppin and Silver Ladders” by John Estacio

Band Size: 187 (28 Color Guard)

Drum Majors: Alex Pobocik, Isabella Torres and Annika Bontrager

Soloists: Tyler Self, junior, electronic wind instrument; flute quartet

Band Directors: Tom Cox, Josh Kaufman, Max Mault

Staff: Takesha Stoll, color guard director; Adam Shull, visual; Jon Miller, visual; Ryan Johnson, percussion; Christian Good, percussion; Charlie Westra, brass; Sami Cox, guard; Allison Matthews, guard; Jessica Smith, guard; Karla Corral, guard; Kori Hartsough, guard, Kevin Nix, drill design; Will Pitts, music arranger.

The Schedule

(Class A)

Sept. 14 — Hosting the Goshen Invitational

Sept. 21 — Concord Invitational

Sept. 28 — Penn Invitational

Oct. 5 — BOA Regional at Ball State University

Oct. 12 — Elkhart Memorial Invitational

Oct. 19  — ISSMA Regional at Chesterton

Oct. 26 — ISSMA Semi-State at Ben Davis (Indianapolis)

Nov. 2 — ISSMA State at Lucas Oil (Indianapolis)


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