CFNN Reporter Sydney Pate

Following the end of the Marching Band season in October, many marchers knew that their time in the program had come to an end. Although the competitions are over,  the band and color guard still have events planned for the year. 

The Marching Colts will be participating in the Fayetteville Christmas Parade on December 11, and will also be marching in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. There will be music from the band and dancing by our ladies in color guard. 

Also coming up for the band is their Christmas Concert. Every year the band puts on quite the show with classic carols and even some new pieces to get the audience in the Christmas spirit. The band has already started working on their Christmas music and is more than excited to share their work. 

“I’m really excited to showcase what has been going on in the band class,” says alto saxophone player Sydney Pate, “we’ve been practicing a lot and I’m sure this concert will be a major success.”

Along with concert season for the band, the color guard starts their winter season. The Cape Fear Color Guard is ready to start a fresh season with a brand new team. The team has grown in members and experience. Veterans are being welcomed back and new people are being welcomed in. 

“I’m really looking forward to this upcoming season. Our fall season went really well so I’m expecting our winter season to be great too.” Says color guard captain Alexis Fowler. “I think we have a really good team this year. We have grown a lot since fall which was not too long ago. Our fall team was super determined and it got us really far so I’m ready for us to continue with that.”

The Cape Fear Winter Guard will be competing in the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA) and will be competing in several competitions. The winter show theme and title hasn’t been announced, but guard and directors alike are excited to start working.