GHS Band to host a special event

GRAFTON—High school band members work tirelessly to learn their instrument and hone their skills and can often be thought of as just half-time entertainment at a football game. The Grafton High School Bearcat band will be hosting a special to show that high school bands are so much more.

On Tuesday, September 25, the GHS Band will be hosting the inaugural Music On The Tygart Marching Band Spectacular, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Come out to the McKinney Field, located at 400 Yates Avenue, Grafton, and hear bands from Philip Barbour, Liberty, Braxton County and Elkins, along with Grafton’s own Bearcat Band.

“Come and enjoy great music and support these bands, as they show off their hard work preparing for this year’s marching band season,” shared Crystal Henderson Rucker, event organizer.

She revealed that because time is limited during a half-time show, bands are often left with cutting out certain parts of their routines.

“Band Spectaculars are a great way for them to get to present their show with a few extras, that you won’t get to see on the field because of the time constraints,” she commented.

Chris Rucker, band director at GHS, says “Hosting a spectacular like this has been a long-term goal of mine and the boosters. We have a beautiful facility here that allows us to invite area schools and provide an evening of great entertainment.”

The event is open to the public, and the show is sure to have you groovin’ in your seats. The cost of admission is just $5.

During the evening, there will be concessions for sale, 50/50 drawings and shout outs available.

“It’s going to be a great night that you aren’t going to want to miss,” C. Rucker expressed.