Saturday, September 22, 2012

Back Breaking Work

Xavier Boudreaux and Frank Loomis, the 2012 Spartan Marching Band drum majors, know the meaning of backbreaking work. The band's outstanding pregame show starts with the march into the stadium, a highlight of which is the back bends performed by these two acrobatic band members.

Here they are in practice yesterday afternoon. Mind you, it was raining. The band was wet. The spectators who gather on Friday afternoons were wet. The band staff was wet. Still, practice must go on. The espirt de corps of the band is tremendously exemplified by these two young men.

Multiply the energy and commitment that you see here by 350 and you have the picture of the Spartan Marching Band, the SMB Colorguard and the fine group of MSU music staff members who make this one of the best college marching bands in the U.S.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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