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Holly Pond High School band members practice their half-time show during band camp at Holly Pond High School. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune)

HOLLY POND – High school football is not the only thing set to kick off next week. Each of the 10 area schools in The Tribune’s coverage area also has a marching band, members of which have been practicing for weeks for the upcoming season. Holly Pond High School (HPHS) Bronco Band Director Evan Curtis said the Bronco Band’s halftime show will feature some familiar tunes for many.

“The show is called 'Flash Back Friday,' and it's going to be just some oldies,” Curtis said. “You're going to hear some Billy Joel, you'll hear some Beatles, you'll hear some Paul Simon and then you'll hear some Queen.”

Curtis added, “I think it's going to be a lot of familiar tunes that (viewers are) going to enjoy,” said Curtis. “I think it's going to be a very familiar show and it's going to be very entertaining. I think everybody's going to love it.”

The HPHS band may have reduced in size this year slightly, but Curtis still looks forward to a great year.

“We're just a tad smaller this year, but it's about the same size as last year,” Curtis said. “This will be my second year. I have a year under my belt now, so we're going to be even better this year.”

After marching season concludes, parents and fans can look forward to even more performances by the HPHS band.

“Once we finish out marching band season, we'll go into concert band,” said Curtis. “So, we'll be getting ready for a Veterans Day program, we'll do a Christmas concert and we'll probably whip out the marching instruments again and do some Christmas parades.”

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  • Evan Curtis (bottom right), band director for Holly Pond High School, leads band members through marching exercises during band camp at Holly Pond High School.
  • Evan Curtis, band director for Holly Pond High School, instructs students during band camp at Holly Pond High School.
  • Holly Pond High School band members practice their halftime show during band camp at Holly Pond High School.
  • Twirlers with the Holly Pond High School band practice their routine during band camp at Holly Pond High School.