South Tama County High School Trojan Marching Band will be marching for the home playoff game tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 24.) STC takes on Waverly-Shell Rock at 7 p.m. on Trojan Field in Toledo in the first-round of the state tournament.
The band's program this year is "Broadway or Bust". This is emphasizing their trip planned for New York next June. The songs that are being performed are "Phantom of the Opera", "I Dreamed a Dream", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "No One Mourns the Wicked". Background props and color guard flags are used to enhance the visual impact of the performance.
They have competed at Cedar Rapids twice. Their first contest in Cedar Rapids was the Five Seasons Marching Invitational and they placed 11th place out of 12 bands in the 3A division. They also participated in the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival where they received a Division One Rating.
Seniors were recognized at the Boone vs. South Tama home game and at their last band competition held at Waukee. Those recognized were: Wyatt Beltz, trombone; Daryl Bidwell, sousaphone; Hanna Brezina, clarinet; Jessie Brezina, drumline; Tony Cervantes, sousaphone; Destiny Cherveny, tenor sax; Brad Evans, drumline; Adam Glendy, trumpet; Grace Kavalier, drum major; Kelsey Kupka, guard; Austin Lowe, drumline; Leah Mann, clarinet; Amanda Mc Clellan, clarinet; Natasha Musgrave, guard; James Norton, drumline; Ismael Olguin, alto sax; Alma Pesina, flute; Molly Prusha, flute; Jessica Schuur, guard; Zach Stegman, drumline; Megan Wanatee, drumline; and Bethany Wilson, clarinet.
The Waukee Marching Invitational, the band's final contest, had to be cut short due to weather with two of the 4A bands left to perform. All of the bands in Class 3A performed before the weather was an issue and STC finished in 7th place.
The marching band is under the direction of Mike Carnahan and the color guard is under the direction of Lindsey Yanecek.
Fund Raising Efforts continue for the South Tama County High School Trojan Marching Band. Current fund raising efforts for their New York Trip are Rube Steaks, Cheese Cake, Kwik Star Gift Cards, Casey's Donuts & Pizza, Younkers Community Day Coupons, and On the Town Cards.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the fund raisers or are wanting to support the music department by donating money to help assist with the travel costs, please contact Mary Jo Cherveny at (641) 484-2745 or Janice Upah (641) 484-5847.