You’ll hear a little Paul Simon, contemporary concert music, heartbeats and Latin jazz when high school marching bands take the field this fall.
The themes and music were selected by most band directors and assistants in the spring, and students have been working on mastering the music and the steps this summer.
Over the course of several weekends in October and November, the bands will perform and be graded on such factors as musicality, dramatic performance and visual effects. The culmination for some bands will be marching at the Indiana State School Music Association finals in November.
Here’s a look at what local high school marching bands are working toward this season: