The Lakota West Marching Firebirds, under the direction of Greg Snyder, has kicked off their preparation for an exciting season. Students were fitted for uniforms and started band camp this week.
As some students put it, “It’s drills and music-making nearly 24/7, but we love it!” In addition to performing at the football games, the group is preparing to compete in several OMEA competitions this fall, as well as make an appearance at the Buckeye Invitational at Ohio State University.
In addition to their normal competition season prep, the Marching Firebirds will step it up as they prepare to appear at the esteemed 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Last year, Snyder led the Marching Firebirds to New York City to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an achievement marked by a proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate. In 2008, the Lakota West Marching Firebirds was the first band in Southwest Ohio to earn a spot in the Tournament of Roses Parade.