By Emily Farr
ARDMORE – The award winning Pride of Durant performed at the Ardmore football game last Friday night. The band performed their first movement of the performance Alcatraz, which is called Riot.
Durant High School freshman Chloe Cagle described the first movement as very realistic and powerful.
“The show begins with a gradual increase of intensity until it builds up to this amazingly powerful sound- the riot.” Cagle said. “Throughout the next movement, you can feel the peace and solitude of being in solitary confinement. In the final movement, the people are beginning an incredible journey- their escape. It’s a very triumphant sound.”
The entire show consist of three movements:Riot, Solitary and Escape.
The students are preparing for their first competition, Tigerpalooza, which is at the end of the month. The band is preparing with morning practices from 7:15-8:35, and an evening practice from 6 to 8 on Mondays.
The band is looking forward to an incredible season and show. DHS freshman Morgan Dunn said she was really excited about it.
“This year’s show is definitely a lot of fun, I like it a lot.” Dunn said. “It’s really diverse and brings out all of our different instruments. I think people are really gonna enjoy watching the show, the music is great and the show is really interesting. We can do a lot of cool stuff with the whole jail and escape theme that goes with Alcatraz.”
The band’s next performance will be at halftime of this coming Fridays football game starting at 8 at Paul Laird Field.