Even with high humidity, practice went on for Agawam H.S. marching band

Hampden County

Despite Monday’s oppressive heat, the Agawam High School marching band was out practicing their moves, ahead of the coming school year.

Even before they lift their instruments for the first time this season, the Agawam H.S. marching band took to the football field to perfect and synchronize their marching maneuvers.

They’re defending the silver medal they won last year in statewide marching band competition, with hopes of, this year, taking home the gold.

“Even though it’s really hot out here everyone is really sweating and it’s really gross,” said Kayla. “Everybody is thinking about the end of it. It’s amazing once you get the right turn, once you get the song right. It feels amazing once you get it.”

Band Coach Bill Hueglin told 22News, his marching musicians all realize they have a more than half-century of tradition to uphold in Agawam.

“The marching band has a long history at Agawam H.S. It dates back to the 1950’s when Darcy Davis was director of the program,” said Hueglin. “They’re proud to be part of such a longstanding legacy.”

Hueglin said the whole town supports, every time his team takes to the field mixing music with marching precision.

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