‘Brave new world’
by TCT Staff
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Saxophone players, from left, include Aria Leno, Oscar King, Makenzie Donaldson and Victoria Gonzalez prepare for the upcoming season. The first half-time show is Aug. 29 and the band will reveal new band uniforms this season. <br>Special to the Tribune
Saxophone players, from left, include Aria Leno, Oscar King, Makenzie Donaldson and Victoria Gonzalez prepare for the upcoming season. The first half-time show is Aug. 29 and the band will reveal new band uniforms this season.
Special to the Tribune
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On the flutes, Etowah Eagle Band members, from left, Marianne Bounds, Aide Lopez and Cameron Whitener prepare for the upcoming season.
On the flutes, Etowah Eagle Band members, from left, Marianne Bounds, Aide Lopez and Cameron Whitener prepare for the upcoming season.
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Nick Schmelzer plays his trumpet.
Nick Schmelzer plays his trumpet.
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Etowah High School’s Eagle Band spent the summer preparing its new halftime show titled, “A Brave New World.”

The 106-member band spent long days working on music and drills during the break, and unveiled the first movement of its show at a special parent exhibition on July 31. “A Brave New World” is based on Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. The four movements in the show are “Mad World,” “Dream World,” “Uncharted World” and “Wonderful World.”

The Eagle Band will perform at its first home game on Aug. 29 at EHS and at the Cherokee County Exhibition on Oct. 7 at Creekview High School.

“The exhibition is a great time because every band in the county is there and you get to see all the shows for one cost of the ticket,” Meredith Hale, vice president of communications for the band booster organization. “We also love when people come to support Etowah.”

In addition to an entirely new show this year, the band is also unveiling new uniforms.

By selling discount cards and other items, band members raised enough money to purchase updated uniforms since the current ones were more than 10 years old, according to a release from Band members continued fundraising this summer to purchase additional items such as rain ponchos and a few extra uniforms for when the band grows to more members, the release said.

A limited number of old uniforms are available for alumni who wish to purchase them.

The band is selling a discount card valid through August 2015, which costs $15 and features 19 Towne Lake area restaurants such as Panera Bread, Chick-Fil-A, Tuscany Italian Restaurant, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Ipp’s Pastaria, Marco’s Pizza and more.

Those interested in purchasing this year’s discount card can contact Michael Foxworth, director of bands, at michael.foxworth@cherokee.k12.ga.us.

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