Football makes a role reversal


Alexa Mapes

Above, the Leopard’s marching band performs their routine titled “Blue” during the half-time of the Lovejoy vs. Prosper game in October.

Hannah Ortega, Lead Reporter

Every week this fall, the school’s marching band would take part in Friday night football festivities: sitting in the stands playing pieces and putting on a show at halftime. Thursday night, it will be something of a role reversal as the football team attends the band’s 7:00 p.m. concert in the auditorium.

“Our guys want to come out and support as many extracurricular activities as possible, and so we made it a team function,” head football coach Ryan Cox said. “The entire team is going to come, freshmen through juniors, seniors are kind of on their own right now, but the freshmen through juniors will all be there, ready to hear some great Christmas music.”

Many members of the team are looking forward to the performance and giving back to the band.

“It’s definitely a good thing that we can go and support the band,” sophomore Aaron Bankes said. “It promotes school spirit and unity. I’m looking forward to bonding with my team, and showing school spirit through attending the performance.”

Band members are grateful for the support and look forward to performing tonight.

“I think it is great that we support them on the football field while they in turn support us at our performance,” freshman Bryn Goldsmith said.

While the football team’s focus is on the field during games, they are thankful for what the band does.

“It’s just a way for us to show our appreciation for all the hard work that the band puts into their performances during our football season,” Cox said. “The amount of time and effort that they spend on being loud and creating an atmosphere that’s fun to play in, and for them just being fans of us, we’re going to go and be fans of them.”