By Kevin Shannahan
One of the signature sounds of the fall season, band music, has been in evidence on the NSU campus as the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band puts on the final polish for the home opener against the Midwestern State University Mustangs Saturday, September 7.
The Spirit of Northwestern Band has been delighting audiences for over 100 years with their superb halftime shows at every home football game. In addition to the musicians, the band’s 342 members include a flag line, dancers and color guard. One can hear the rehearsals all over Natchitoches each morning during the football season, truly one of the nicer things about life in our city!
On the field, in 12+ hour practices and in the classroom, these exemplary young men and woman are putting in the hard work that leads to true excellence. Several band alumni are serving as music teachers in the Natchitoches School system, bringing their love of music to the younger generation. The NSU Band also sponsors several band camps throughout the summer for high school musicians.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal extends its best wishes to the Northwestern State University Band for a successful year. Fork ’em Demons!