Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Band's Class Had Football Fans Taking Notice

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Band's Class Had Football Fans Taking Notice

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I fear we've become a little too complacent in expecting to hear about the off-field squabbles between high school football rivals as reported all too often in print and on television. Perhaps the negative slant to news coverage has infected even my own perspective, as what I witnessed some North Hills High School students do while visiting our Hampton High School this past Friday truly shocked me.

The Hampton High School Marching Band's regular half-time performance was being replaced with a special (and simpler) show that included younger musicians from the district. Thus, the Hampton band performed its normal half-time show pregame for all the fans who arrived early.

We were among those early fans, and we certainly noticed the precision of the North Hills High School Marching Band as its members marched around the far end of the stadium. …

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