Senior Marching Band Show

Sidny Pohlman, Staff Writer

On October 14, 2022, Johnston held the annual Senior Marching Band Show during the halftime show for Johnston vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy. It’s been a tradition for the marching band to recognize the seniors in one of their final performances of the season. The seniors traditionally spray paint a pair of gold shoes to march in, making them stand out. They wear sashes over their uniforms, and before they perform the seniors receive recognition. 

Jaelyn Vis ‘25, plays flute and is in her first year of marching band. “The senior show was super fun this year, and we had an awesome performance!”  Vis said. 

The band practices from the beginning of summer to the middle of October, working on learning and memorizing music, repeating drills, and doing marching basics. Their theme this year surrounded the topic “Lost and Found”, and they had an exceptionally successful season winning awards like best drumline and best color guard at Urbandale, best hornline at the Valleyfest day show, and best color guard at Ankeny. They completed their season achieving high praise from judges, and winning multiple title awards. 

“Overall, the season was great, and we all had a fun time making music together,” Vis said.