Six for six

Marching band to recognize six consecutive years of success


Katie Linkner

The Panther Pride marching band performs “The Wedge” as part of this year’s routine. This Friday, the band will recognize all of the students, past and present, who have qualified to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

James Hindy, Staff Writer

During the halftime show at this Friday’s football game, fans will see a unique spectacle. The band will honor 10 members, past and present, who have performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as part of Macy’s Great American Marching Band.

Band director Scott King and the entire marching band will recognize veteran marchers Brian Mckillop, Adam Warner, Ryan Bohdan, and Camber Brausky, and current marchers Kevin Allen, Nicole Divinitz, Zach Garcia, Claudia Williaur, Jas Chawla, and Camryn Kiener.

“It’s kind of a big deal,” assistant band director Bert Groover said. “We asked [Macy’s Great American Marching Band] how many does a school typically send and they said, ‘Getting up to the sixes is big. People don’t do that’.”

This year will mark the sixth consecutive year Starr’s Mill has qualified for this extraordinary opportunity. It is not often schools exhibit such a quantity of talent like Starr’s Mill. This year is even more special because the set maximum is six students per school.

“No other schools in this county have students going, and we have six,” King said.

Be there this Friday to support your Panther Pride as the band pays tribute to the honors these students have achieved. Starr’s Mill plays Northgate starting at 7:30 p.m.