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Bands present their Spring Concert

On Monday, March 4 band performs their first concert of the semester, after having few practices due to snow days

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter and Photographer

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The band performed in their annual spring concert on Monday, March 4 after facing difficulties with practice time. With snow day after snow day, many high schools near the Johnson County area have been experiencing a significant loss in school days. This directly affected the band’s time to prepare for their spring concert.  

Sophomore and concert band flutist Addison McLaughlin was proud of the band’s ability to pull the show together despite the lack of preparation time.

“Considering that we didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, I think it went really well,” McLaughlin said. “We played together as a group and the songs sounded good.”

Unlike McLaughlin, junior Sam Crain, who plays the Alto Saxophone for the symphonic band, was not particularly satisfied with their performance.

“I hold our bands in high esteem and wasn’t particularly impressed with our showing. The concert [was not] bad, but given our extensive practice, I expected more,” Crain said. “I just want the audience to know how talented the Mill Valley band is, and how hard we work.”

Many school districts around the area, including USD 232, have experienced a multitude of missed days and event delays due to inclement weather. The bands were forced to use the few classes they had as efficiently as possible. McLaughlin attributes this to their reduced practice time.

“Usually, band is pretty laid back and we mess around most of the time, but because of all of the snow days, we had a limited amount of time to work on our music,” said McLaughlin. “We really had to step it up and make the most of [each] class period.”

Despite being unsatisfied with the performance, Crain did feel confident about the band’s preparedness.

“We were pretty efficient with the time we had and I think we were fairly prepared for the concert,” said Crain. “If anything, the fine details were likely affected by the time crunch we experienced.”

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