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Kellis Marching Band and Color Guard

Performs at AZMBA Championships

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Kellis Marching Band and Color Guard

Kellis marching band performs at at Campo Verde High School.

Kellis marching band performs at at Campo Verde High School.

Nevaeh Williams

Kellis marching band performs at at Campo Verde High School.

Nevaeh Williams

Nevaeh Williams

Kellis marching band performs at at Campo Verde High School.

Nevaeh Williams, Arts and Life Reporter

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The Kellis marching band and color guard performed their last show of the season on Saturday, November 10th at Campo Verde High School. The AzMBA Championships were presented by Yamaha, and featured a total of thirty-six different schools (ranging from schools such as Millennium and Desert Vista, to Centennial). Depending on the size of each individual band, schools were split into two distinct groups: 1A for smaller teams, and 4A for larger—Kellis being the latter.

The band performed “Songs of the Heart,” a Spanish-themed story centering around love and heartbreak, at approximately 6:30 P.M. The display featured elegant and striking music—particularly on behalf of the percussion-based instruments. Color guard sported vibrant red dresses, and pink flags adorned with hearts.

Kellis ended up scoring 12 out of 13 in their division—with overall rankings (67.9) leaning towards “excellent.” When asked about the quality of the show and if anything needed improvement, Daisy Hernandez, a clarinet player and junior here at Kellis, said, “I personally felt as if this performance was one of our best. Of course there were a ton of things we could have done better—such as focusing on rhythm and paying closer attention to the drum majors. Above all, a lot of us lacked confidence. Even I choked a little once I saw the judges.” On average, the band practiced Tuesday through Friday, with practice ranging from 6-9 on Mondays, and 6-8 on Fridays.

After the show, the team took the time to partake in something known as the “senior circle,” a post-season ritual in which all of the band’s graduating members sit in a circle as the younger members play the fight song for them one last time. They laughed, they cried, they hugged and kissed their goodbyes—marking the bittersweet finish of Kellis’ marching band season.

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